Spring Rolls and Snowballs/Living with the Nenets

This book contains the fiction title Spring Rolls and Snowballs and the non-fiction title Living with the Nenets.

In Spring Rolls and Snowballs, Lan has just arrived in the United States from Vietnam. She thinks she’ll never fit in until she makes friends with Jasmine. Features of Spring Rolls and Snowballs – Narrative – Character development – Different point of view – Contrasted settings – Realistic fiction – Use of humour, irony Purpose Spring Rolls and Snowballs can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – exploring point of view by examining cultural differences – making inferences – comparing and contrasting the actions and motives of characters

In Living with the Nenets, The Nenets are nomadic reindeer herders who live in western Siberia, Russia. The author of this book spent six months living with the Nenets. Features of Living with the Nenets – Fact files and charts – Specialised vocabulary -ethnographer, nomadic, clan, dialect, indigenous, tendon – Journal structure – Maps Purpose Living with the Nenets can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – exploring the features of a journal – questioning the text – synthesising information from text and visual sources – analysing the meanings of complex words.

Themes covered in this book are: Different Views, Different lands, Journeys, Environment

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorAdrienne Jansen/Sven Haakanson

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level5


Guided Reading Level26

GenreDiary | Journal and Log | Realistic Fiction

Theme/TopicDifferent Lands | Different Views | Environment | Journeys | Personal Change | Relationships

Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Character study | Comparing and contrasting | Making inferences | Point of view | synthesising information | Text structure | vocabulary and word

Page Count32