A Mouse in the House & Backyard Jungle Lvl 21-22

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This book contains the fiction title A Mouse in the House and the non-fiction title Backyard Jungle.

In A Mouse in the House, a visiting mouse saves a young girl from having to wear the new sneakers she dislikes. In return the girl helps the mouse to escape the mousetraps her mother has hidden around the house. Features of A Mouse in the House – Realistic fiction – Direct speech – Problem-solving focus – Information about animal behaviour Purpose A Mouse in the House can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – making predictions – identifying the problems and solutions in a narrative

In Backyard Jungle, many animals and insects live in and around our homes. Some of these creatures are more helpful to us than others. Features of Backyard Jungle – Headings and sub-headings – Labelled illustrations and diagrams – Fact files and charts – Photographs (including closeups) – Activity with instructions Purpose Backyard Jungle can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – exploring and using the features of non-fiction texts – using prior knowledge – summarising and synthesising information.

Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Habitats, Problem solving, Life Science, Neighbourhood

Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)

AuthorBruce Chapman | Jane Buxton

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level22

GenreGeneral Narrative | Report

Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Habitats | Life Science | neighbourhoods | Problem Solving

Strategy/Skillsfeatures of non-fiction | Making predictions | Prior knowledge | Summarising | synthesising | Text structure

Page Count32