The Scary Day follows the story of Sam. Sam is not enjoying school much. He stares out of the window while he is trying to write a story but then he has to make some fast, effective decisions on what turns out to be the scariest day of his life. Features of the Book – The style of the illustrations, – The theme of personal growth, – Information about coping in a disaster , – Vivid descriptions, – Variety of interesting verbs – faded, tugged, wriggled, – The use of simile – like a gunshot; like a giant glass bubble, Purpose The Scary Day can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – reviewing students’ prior knowledge, – looking at how the author describes the setting of the story, – supporting opinions with evidence from the text, – discussing the use of literary devices such as similes, – reviewing the features of procedural text, – discussing how characters change as a result of events in the text.
Themes covered in this book are: Personal change, Natural Disasters, School and Community
Reading Level: 29-30 (Sapphire)
Guided Reading Level29
Theme/Topicnatural disaster | Personal Change | School and Community
Strategy/SkillsFigurative language | Forming opinions | Prior knowledge | Writer's craft