Behind Scenes & Shooting for the Stars Level 31

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This book contains the fiction title Behind the Scenes and the non-fiction title Shooting for the Stars.

In Behind the Scenes, Carla has just starred in a blockbuster movie but her success has a big downside when her schoolmates start reacting negatively. It all becomes worse when she is asked to be in the school play. Features of Behind the Scenes – Realistic fiction – First-person narrative – Direct speech – Narrative text that includes orientation, problem, climax, and resolution Purpose Behind the Scenes can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – making inferences to identify character traits – drawing conclusions

In Shooting for the Stars, This report provides a brief history of acting. It explains how to become an actor and it describes some of the skills an actor needs. It also profiles Deanna Lake a young actor who describes her experiences and daily life. Features of Shooting for the Stars – Specialised vocabulary – Factual report with explanations and a personal story – Introduction and ending written in second person – Fact boxes and dialogue boxes – Photographs with captions in the form of direct quotes Purpose Shooting for the Stars can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – analysing the features of a report – exploring specialised vocabulary – evaluating information.

Themes covered in this book are: The Arts, Careers

Reading Level:31+ (Bronze)

AuthorSusan Paris/Julia Wall

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level6

Guided Reading Level30

GenreExplanation | Interview | Realistic Fiction

Theme/TopicArt and Activity | Careers | Relationships | School and Community

Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Drawing conclusions | Making inferences

Page Count32