The Triangle Fire is ahistorical narrative which draws on actual events to tell the story of recent immigrants, Hannah and her father. In their efforts to start a new life in the United States, they endure terrible living and working conditions and survive a life-threatening fire.
Features of the Book – Historical and factual information in a fiction text, – Cultural and geographical references, – Diary format, – Different text forms. Purpose The Triangle Fire: Hannah’s Diary can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – asking questions to deepen understanding and explore personal response to a text, – analysing the importance of setting in historical fiction, – comparing and contrasting different accounts about past events.
Themes covered in this book are: History, Overcoming Obstacles
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
Guided Reading Level26
Theme/TopicGeography | History | Overcoming Obstacles
Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Comparing and contrasting | Sequencing | Text structure