Sam and Kim are green sea turtles who live in a saltwater pond in Hawaii. This book gives general information about green sea turtles, how they live, and why they are endangered. Features of the Book – Non-fiction text features – maps, glossary, index, fact boxes, diagrams, photographs, – Specialised vocabulary – turtles, saltwater, volcano, carapace, plastron, keratin, predators, endangered, illegal, scientists, algae, – Retelling of Sam and Kim’s story, – Labelled diagram of turtle parts, – Question-and-answer section, – website for further information. Purpose Sam and Kim can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – paraphrasing and summarizing orally; – interpreting and using information; – extending vocabulary; – finding information from a variety of sources; – using and creating labeled diagrams.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Responsibility
Reading Level: 21-22 (Gold)
Guided Reading Level22
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Responsibility
Strategy/SkillsFollowing instructions | Information skills | vocabulary and word