Full of Hot Air & Bird’s-eye View Level 25-26

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This book contains the fiction title Full of Hot Air and the non-fiction title Bird’s-Eye View.

In Full of Hot Air, two families are enjoying a trip in a hot-air balloon but not everyone realises that Soon is scared of heights. His friend does his best to help. Features of Full of Hot Air – First-person recount – Puns related to hot-air ballooning- full of hot air having a bad air day – Factual information – Similes – Illustrations from unusual perspectives Purpose Full of Hot Air can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – exploring factual information in a fiction text – forming and justifying opinions about characters’ actions

Bird’s-Eye View explores the developments that have allowed people to view and photograph Earth from above. Features of Bird’s-Eye View – Report – Aerial photographs – Illustrations with captions – Compound adjectives – bird’s-eye view, hot-air balloon, seventy-five years, search-and-rescue workers, ever-changing world – Historical information Purpose Bird’s-Eye View can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – scanning and skimming a text for specific information – comparing and contrasting information – organising ideas and information using a concept map

Themes covered in this book are: Invention

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorAnna Kenna/John Lockyer

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level5


Guided Reading Level26

GenreRealistic Fiction | Report

Theme/TopicInvention | Overcoming Obstacles

Strategy/SkillsComparing and contrasting | Forming opinions | Information skills

Page Count32