Digging up the Past & Fossil Hunters Level 31

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In Digging Up the Past, Jade is looking through her basement searching for something interesting to sell at the school fair. Instead she discovers things from her past as she finds old photographs of her grandfather with some of the fossils he discovered while working as a palaeontologist.
Features of Digging Up the Past
Narrative text with dialogue
Emotive and descriptive language
Realistic fiction
Digging Up the Past can be used for the following purposes:
using visualizing to make meaning
exploring descriptive language

In Fossil Hunters the reader learns that for hundreds of years men and women have hunted for fossils in an effort to find out more about prehistoric life on Earth. This text explains how fossils form and tells us about five fossil hunters in different parts of the world.
Features of Fossil Hunters
Factual report
Explanation of the steps in a process
Biographical information
Glossary and index
Photographs, maps, and illustrations with captions
Fact boxes
Fossil Hunters can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:
summarizing and note taking
drawing conclusions

Themes covered in this book are: Discovery, Life Science, History

Reading Level:31+ (Bronze)

AuthorRebecca Green/Anna Mackenzie

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level6

Guided Reading Level30

GenreExplanation | Report

Theme/TopicCharacter Education | Discovery | Family | School and Community

Strategy/SkillsDrawing conclusions | Summarising

Page Count32