This book contains the fiction title Go Buggy and the non-fiction title Sailing on Land.
In Go Buggy! Three friends decide to enter the local buggy race. They don’t have any tools or mechanical knowledge but they are able to use problem-solving skills and teamwork to create something original. Features of Go, Buggy! – Narrative text with action and dialogue – Labelled diagram – Specialised vocabulary – axle, terrain, chassis, mag wheels, hacksaw, bull bar, throttle – Narrative procedure – Simile and metaphor – Problem-solving focus Purpose Go, Buggy! can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – comparing and contrasting the actions and motives of characters – revising predictions based on evidence in the text – analysing word meanings
In Sailing on Land, A Blokart is a wind-powered go-cart. This text explores the history design and safety features of Blokarts then explains how to sail one. Features of Sailing on Land – Procedural text with photographs and diagrams – Captions – Fact boxes – Maths used in an authentic context – Specialised vocabulary – axle, chassis, mast, suspension Purpose Sailing on Land can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – paraphrasing information – comparing different text forms – exploring specialised vocabulary – using prior knowledge to support understanding – using the text as a model for writing.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Leisure and Recreation, Problem Solving, Safety, Sports
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level27
GenreGeneral Narrative | Procedure | Report
Theme/TopicChallenge | Leisure and Recreation | Problem Solving | Safety | Sports
Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Comparing and contrasting | making prediction | Prior knowledge | Summarising | vocabulary and word