In Going up the Wall the reader follows the story of Rory, Anna, and Phebe learning to climb an indoor climbing wall with their instructor, Deb. We read about climbing equipment, climbing skills, and various types of climbing. Features of the Book – Speech bubbles, – Fact boxes, – Labelled diagram, – Specialised vocabulary – foothold, handhold, instructor, route, sole belayer, bouldering, Word Study Opportunities – Verb ending “ing” – climbing, raining, training, falling, bouldering, – Silent “b” – climb, – Compound words – handholds, footholds, indoor, outdoor, sometimes, inside, outside, Purpose Going up the Wall can be used to introduce and reinforce the following standards-related skills: – using the table of contents, chapter headings, glossary, and index to locate information, – identifying the main idea and supporting detail, – developing strategies for reading unknown words, – exploring word families, – paraphrasing and summarising information, – using charts and diagrams to record information.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Safety, Leisure and Recreation
Reading Level: 17-18 (Turquoise)