When I Forgot (SE)

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When I Forgot is the story of Amy who is often given the responsibility of looking after her forgetful Grandad. She doesn’t crowd him and she lets him do his own thing. But one day when she is distracted by a friend’s phone call, Grandad goes missing! As Amy searched for him, she meets a number of people who all react differently to her situation.

Features of When I Forgot:

  • First person point of view
  • The concept of responsibility,
  • The way the first paragraph sets the scene
  • Illustrations that support the text
  • Amy’s interaction with Sokun – “I know about people going missing”

When I Forgotcan be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Relating ideas and events in the text to students’ own experiences
  • Previewing text and predicting outcomes
  • Describing characters’ attitudes
  • Solving the problem in a text
  • Comparing and contrasting ideas and events to those in other texts

Themes covered in this book are: Neighbourhood, Responsibility, Family

Reading Level:31+ (Bronze)

AuthorJanice Marriott

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level5


Guided Reading Level28

GenreRealistic Fiction

Theme/TopicFamily | Neighbourhood | Responsibility

Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Making connections | Making predictions

Page Count32