Hiyomi and The Moon Men tells the story of Hiyomi who was curious when she first sees the strange-looking men in the forest. They wear strange clothing, they’re as tall as the sky and their faces are paler than the moon. Who are they – and why have they come? This story describes the Amazon from two different perspectives.Features of the Book cultural comparisons descriptive and figurative language parallel story lines different text forms – third-person narrative, journal culturally specific vocabulary – yano, virola Purpose Hiyomi and the Moon Men can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: making inferences; analysing the writer's craft; comparing how people from different cultures think about and deal with their environment; evaluating text structure by comparing text forms and features; analysing descriptive language.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Journeys, Discovery, Different Lands
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
Guided Reading Level27
Theme/TopicAdventure | Discovery | Journeys
Strategy/SkillsComparing and contrasting | Descriptive language | Information skills | Making inferences | Text structure | Writer's craft