Environmental disasters have caused a lot of damage to our planet and affected the lives of many people. Smog Dust and Toadslooks at three disasters and explains why they happened.
Features of the Book – Three examples of environmental disasters, – Historical information and photographs, – Maps and labelled diagrams, – Cause-and-effect relationships, Purpose Smog Dust and Toads can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – using strategies to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, – recognising cause-and-effect relationships, – studying the use of adjectives, – determining the author’s message, – writing to support an opinion, – exploring the ways people’s actions can have a negative effect on the environment.
Themes covered in this book are: Environment, History, Responsibility
Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)
Guided Reading Level23
GenreExplanation | Report
Theme/TopicEnvironment | History | Respoinsibility
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Cause and effect | Comprehension strategies | Forming opinions | Making Judgments | Vocabulary and word study