This book contains the fiction title When Foxes Came to Stay and other poems and the non-fiction title At the Pond.
When Foxes came to Stay When a family of foxes makes a den near their house, Jenna and Kyle decide to watch and protect them. Not everyone in the household wants to help the foxes though! Features of When Foxes came to Stay – Realistic fiction – Problem and solution – Direct speech – Factual information about foxes – Descriptive writing and a poem Purpose When Foxes Came to Stay can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – exploring the use of descriptive language – identifying the problems and solutions in a narrative – finding factual information in fiction texts – making inferences
At the Pond In you will learn about all kinds of animals and insects that live in on and around the pond. There are different areas of the pond that provide the animals that live there with food and shelter. Features of At the Pond – Report – Headings and sub-headings – Close-up photographs with captions – Food chain diagram – Contents page, glossary, index Purpose At the Pond can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – synthesising information from the text and graphic features – using a glossary and an index to build understanding – summarising information.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Habitats, Problem Solving
Reading Level:21-22 (Gold)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level22
GenreGeneral Narrative | Report
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Habitats | Problem Solving
Strategy/Skillsfeatures of non-fiction | Making predictions | Prior knowledge | Summarising | synthesising | Text structure