This book contains the fiction title Grandma’s Gift and the non-fiction title Man on the Moon.
In Grandma’s Gift, Felipe’s grandmother shares a box of family treasures with him which prompts her to tell the story of a small carving she was given by her brother when she was young. Features of Grandma’s Gift: – Strong relationships between characters – Oral storytelling within a narrative text – Emotive language and descriptions – Theme of the value of sharing memories Purpose Grandma’s Gift can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – identifying themes – analysing complex relationships between characters
Man on the Moon combines a personal memoir with factual information about the 1969 moon landing. Features of Man on the Moon – Memoir – Combination of first-person and third-person narrative – Specialised vocabulary- satellite, sputnik, space industry, command module, lunar module, service module, gravity, communication devices – Fact boxes – General information about growing up in the 1960s Purpose Man on the Moon can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – identifying the features of a memoir – analysing a text to identify the author’s point of view.
Themes covered in this book are: Communication, Space, Science and Technology
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level27
Theme/TopicCommunication | Family | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsAnalysing themes | Character study | Point of view | Text structure