Beating The Frost is about The Krissler family and how they lost half their cherry crop in the big frost last year, and now money is tight. It’s Jack’s eleventh birthday soon, but there doesn’t seem to be much to celebrate. This narrative explores Jack’s feelings as he comes to terms with what’s really important.
Features of the Book – Figurative language – similes, metaphor, alliteration, – Descriptive language, – Themes of responsibility, self-questioning, and reflection. Purpose Beating the Frost can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – analysing character development, – analysing descriptive language, – using texts as a model for writing, – exploring how science and technology play a role in local challenges.
Themes covered in this book are: Responsibility, Economics, Natural Disasters, Family, Overcoming obstacles
Reading Level: 25-26 (Emerald)
Guided Reading Level25
Theme/TopicEconomics | Family | Natural Disasters | Overcoming Obstacles | Responsibility
Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Character study | Descriptive language | Figurative language | Making connections | using text as models