Hidden Treasure & Looking at Letters Level 25-26

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This book contains the titles Hidden Treasure / Looking at Letters

This book contains the fiction title Hidden Treasures and the non-fiction title Looking at Letters. Hidden Treasure is a fictional title about Karen who finds a letter in an old book at her grandparent’s house. A riddle in the letter takes Karen and her brother Toby on an exciting hunt for treasure from the past. Features of Hidden Treasure – Third-person narrative – Sequence of events – Rhyming riddle with clues – Dialogue Purpose Hidden Treasure can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated nonfiction title – reading and interpreting riddles – making and supporting opinions – using prior knowledge

Looking at Letters is a non-fiction title which shows throughout history people have written letters for a variety of purposes. This text examines different kinds of letters and gives information about the development of the postal service. Features of Looking at Letters – Facsimiles of letters and envelopes – Procedural text – Timeline – Headings and sub-headings – Contents page, glossary, index Purpose Looking at Letters can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – identifying the features of letters -reading and interpreting timelines – reading specialised vocabulary.

Themes covered in this book are: Communication, Problem solving, History, Change over time

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorPauline Cartwright/John Lockyer

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level25

GenreGeneral Narrative | Letter/Email/Postcard | Mystery | Procedure

Theme/TopicChange over Time | Communication | Family | History | Problem Solving

Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Forming opinions | Prior knowledge | vocabulary and word

Page Count32