In Cast Your Vote, John’s class is holding an election for class president, but he’s not sure that he wants to run. By exercising his civic responsibility, John learns that he has some ideas worth sharing and a desire to change things for the better.
Features of the Book – Chapter titles with cultural references and double meanings, – Different points of view, – Specialised vocabulary – platform, Student Council,
campaign, candidate, – Figurative language – similes, – Humour, – Dialogue. Cast Your Vote can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – making and revising predictions, – forming opinions based on evidence and personal preferences, – analysing cause and effect, – identifying forms of civic discussion and participation in a democracy.
Themes covered in this book are: Challenge, Humour, School and Community, Character education
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
Guided Reading Level25
Theme/TopicChallenge | Character Education | Humour | School and Community
Strategy/SkillsCause and effect | Figurative language | Forming opinions | Making predictions | vocabulary and word