This book contains the fiction title Travelling to Titan and the non-fiction title Voyage of the Giants. Travelling to Titan Kate and Zac are travelling with their family by spacecraft to live on Titan one of the moons of Saturn. When they discover mice in the spaceship, Zac has the answer – he has smuggled his cat Smoky on board. Features of Travelling to Titan – Plot, characters, setting – Descriptions of each scene – Character list – Play script conventions, such as italics for directions – Factual information about space travel and the solar system Purpose Travelling to Titan can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – exploring the conventions and language of drama – practising reading aloud with pace and expression Voyager of the Giants In August 1977, the spacecraft Voyager II left Earth to explore the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Now “Voyager II” has left our solar system but it is still sending back signals and has travelled farther than any modern spacecraft. Features of the Text – Labelled photographs and diagrams – Fact boxes – Timeline – Contents page, glossary, index – Specialised vocabulary – probe, gravity, slingshot effect – Graphic at the foot of each page spread Purpose Voyage to the Giants can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – using prior knowledge to make predictions – questioning the text – locating the main ideas – finding and recording information.
Themes covered in this book are: Exploration, Journeys, Space, Science and Technology
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level25
Genreexplanatio/report | Play/science fiction
Theme/TopicExploration | Journeys | Science and Technology | Space
Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Fluency | Information skills | Main ideas | Prior knowledge | Text structure