This book contains the fiction title The Navigators and the non-fiction title Finding Freedom.
In The Navigators, When Beeby and Jenna try out the controls on their starship, they are confronted by the most feared sight in the galaxy. They need to think quickly to navigate their way to safety. Features of The Navigators – Science fiction vocabulary and conventions – Futuristic story written in the past tense – Narrative text with action and dialogue – Orientation, problem, climax, resolution Purpose The Navigators can be used for the following purposes: – introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated non-fiction title – exploring the structure of a narrative – examining the language that builds tension in a narrative
Finding Freedom is anon-fiction text which explores the different ways blind or visually impaired people get from one place to another. Features of Finding Freedom – Specialised vocabulary- visually impaired, sound-wave technology, Braille, ultrasound, transmitter, receiver, synthesiser, GPS – Photographs with captions – Fact boxes – Historical information Purpose Finding Freedom can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – making connections with the text – identifying and making generalisations – restating information from different points of view.
Themes covered in this book are: Change over time, Problem solving, Science and Technology
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
SeriesSkyrider Double Takes
Guided Reading Level26
GenreReport | Science Fiction
Theme/TopicAdventure | Challenge | Change over Time | Problem Solving | Space | Technology
Strategy/SkillsDescriptive language | Making connections | Point of view | Text structure