The Lighthouse People is a story of how Becca’s family have lived and worked at the lighthouse all her life. Now there is talk that the lighthouse will be automated and they will have to leave. This realistic narrative examines themes of dealing with change, working together to overcome difficulties, and the importance of family.
Features of the Book – Figurative language – similes, – Evocative illustrations, – Emotive language and descriptions, – Comparisons, – Times used as chapter headings. Purpose The Lighthouse People can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – analysing point of view to form an opinion, – analysing descriptive language, – identifying how science and technology have changed people’s lives, – using strategies to make meaning of unknown words.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Problem Solving, Different Views
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
Guided Reading Level27
Theme/TopicChallenge | Different Views | Problem Solving
Strategy/SkillsComparing and contrasting | Descriptive language | features of non-fiction | Figurative language | Forming opinions | Using graphic sources