This book contains the fiction title Chief Great Raven and the non-fiction title Living with Salties.
In Chief Great Raven the villagers are upset because Raven Boy shares food with the ravens. When the villagers move to another place in search of food they leave Raven Boy behind as punishment. The birds help Raven Boy to survive and eventually the villagers and birds learn to live together. Features of Chief Great Raven – Traditional tale – Third-person narrative – Orientation, problem, climax, resolution – Character development – Animals that speak Purpose Chief Great Raven can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – forming and supporting opinions – making inferences – sequencing the main events – identifying the features of a traditional tale – summarising and restating information
Living with Salties is a report which looks at the conservation of saltwater crocodiles (salties) in northern Australia. It provides historical and factual information and explains the ways in which people and crocodiles have learned to live in the same environment. Features of Living with Salties – Report – Photographs and map – Fact boxes – Specialised vocabulary -salties, prey, habitat – Legend – Comparison chart Purpose Living with Salties can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – making inferences – summarising and synthesising information – studying cause and effect – identifying the main ideas in a non-fiction text – finding information in written and visual text.
Themes covered in this book are: Animals Birds and Insects, Relationships, Habitats, Life Science
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level26
GenreMyth and legend/report
Theme/Topicand insects | Animals | birds | Habitats | Life Science | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsCause and effect | Forming opinions | Main ideas | Making inferences | Sequencing | Summarising | synthesising