In The Sky’s The Limit, Tony Christiansen talks to Angie Belcher about his remarkable life. His many achievements are all the more remarkable because he lost both of his legs in an accident at an early age. Tony’s quiet determination and positive attitude shine through the text and the photographs. Features of the Book – A biography based on an interview, – The inspirational story line, – Photograph-album format, – Labels that provide clues to chapter contents, – The non-linear story line, – Design features – photo corners items such as the hospital tag and medal, – The humour of the main character – life’s too short …like me!. Purpose The Sky’s the Limit can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – identifying the author’s intention, – discussing layout and text features, – understanding the emotions of the characters, – creating a time line, – formulating questions for further study, – comparing events in the story with students’ own experiences.
Themes covered in this book are: Overcoming obstacles, Personal Change, Character Education
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
Guided Reading Level27
Theme/TopicCharacter Education | Overcoming Obstacles | Personal Change
Strategy/SkillsAuthor's purpose | Character study | Making connections