In Beware! Jake and Kelsey have often picked grapes from a property they pass on their way to school. However this year Mr Granger the new owner puts up a sign saying “Beware of the Agapanthus”. After the children discover what an agapanthus really is they decide to pick some grapes – only to find that Mr Granger has beaten them to it. Features of the Book – The high-interest narrative, – The clear message in the text, – Unfamiliar vocabulary – agapanthus, schnauzer, – Effective use of language – squeaked, sniffed, scowled, hissed, – Attitudes and values that require critical thinking and response, Purpose Beware! can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – relating ideas and events to students’ own experience or views, – identifying the main idea or theme and supporting detail, – identifying the author’s intention, – discussing the author’s choice of language, – analysing characters’ feelings and actions.
Themes covered in this book are: Character education, Neighbourhood, Adventure
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
Guided Reading Level26
Theme/TopicAdventure | Character Education | Neighbourhood
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Character study | Main ideas | Making connections