The Ketchup Deal (SE)

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The Ketchup Deal is a story set in the future after a disaster has destroyed much of life on Earth. There are no adults, and all the children live in tribes. When on of the urban tribes is short of food, they send a searcher on a mission to find some supplies. A rural tribe captures the searcher which in turn a conflict occurs between the two tribes.

The Ketchup Deal features:

  • Science fiction genre
  • The descriptions of the setting
  • The first person point of view
  • The structure of the story line:- orientation, problem, climax, resolution, and conclusion
  • The use of dashes, exclamation marks, italics, and capital letters for emphasis
  • Technical vocabulary:- inverter, alternator, barter, wind turbine

The Ketchup Deal can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Predicting events in a plot
  • Discussing the use of descriptive language to set a scene
  • Comparing and contrasting different settings and characters
  • Analysing a problem and its resolution in a narrative structure
  • Comparing and contrasting ideas and descriptions in a text

Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Different Views, Invention

Reading Level: 31++ (Black)

AuthorJanice Marriott

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level6


Guided Reading Level30

GenreGeneral Narrative

Theme/TopicAdventure | Different Views | Invention

Strategy/SkillsComparing and contrasting | Descriptive language | Making predictions

Page Count32