Grandma’s Gift & Man on the Moon Lvl 27-28

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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)

AuthorAnna Mackenzie | Anna-Maria Crum

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level5


Guided Reading Level27

GenreRealistic fiction/memoir/recount

Theme/TopicCommunication | Family | Relationships

Strategy/SkillsAnalysing themes | Character study | Point of view | Text structure

Page Count32