Creatures of the Reef (SE)

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In the book Creatures of the Reef the reader will be taken on a journey under the sea. Children will learn how a coral reef is home to thousands of strange and wonderful creatures. In the book it describes life in the reef and the unusual ways in which these creatures will use each other to survive.

The features of this book are:

  • Non-fiction content
  • Specialised vocabulary:- plankton, parasite, polyp, algae
  • Captions that provide additional information
  • Dramatic photographs
  • Labelled diagrams
  • Fact boxes
  • Descriptive language:- like an underwater city, like a “fast food outlet” and it uses its large front claws to bulldoze sand

Creatures of the Reef can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Using prior knowledge to make sense of the text
  • Discussing how photographs assist with comprehension
  • Reading to become informed
  • Using text as a model for students’ own writing
  • Locating and summarising information
  • Creating and using an index

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Habitats, Life Science

Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)

AuthorAngie Belcher

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level4


Guided Reading Level27


Theme/TopicAnimals | Birds and Insects | Habitats | Life Science

Strategy/Skillsfeatures of non-fiction | Prior knowledge | Summarising | Using graphic sources | Using texts as models for own writing

Page Count32