Learning to Fly & Flying by Wire Level 25-26

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This book contains the fiction title Learning to Fly and the non-fiction title Flying by Wire.

In Learning to Fly, Dallas has always wanted to be a trapeze artist but the effects of a bad dream means he has to change his plans. Features of Learning to Fly – First-person narrative – Realistic fiction – Descriptive language – Interaction between the characters Purpose Flying by Wire can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated nonfiction title – exploring the factual information in a fiction text – making personal connections with the text – exploring narrative structure and character development – making inferences

Flying by Wire is an unusual and thrilling adventure flight. This text explores how it works and describes the safety features involved. Features of Flying by Wire – Report – Photographs – Labelled diagrams and maps – Contents page, glossary, index – Fact boxes – Specialised vocabulary – ice floes, pulk Purpose North Pole Walk can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – synthesizing information from the text and graphic features – identifying the problems and solutions in a text – reading specialised vocabulary and using a glossary – drawing conclusions from the text.

Themes covered in this book are: Character education, Interviews, Leisure and Recreation, Overcoming obstacles, Physical Science, Safety

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorAli Everts/Anna Kenna

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level5


Guided Reading Level26

GenreExplanation | Interview | Realistic Fiction

Theme/TopicCharacter Education | Interviews | Leisure and Recreation | Overcoming Obstacles | Physical Science | Safety | The Arts

Strategy/SkillsAnalysing themes | Comparing and contrasting | Drawing conclusions | Summarising | Text structure

Page Count32