Andromeda and Perseus/Mysteries of the Solar System

Mysteries of the Solar System
This text explores our solar system, identifying some of its mysterious features. It provides an insight into how some of the planets were discovered and identifies some major astronomers.
Features of Mysteries of the Solar System
Retelling of a myth
Explanation of things in the natural world
Third-person narrative
Cultural and historical setting
Pronunciation guide to Greek names
Mythological creatures and humans with supernatural powers
Mysteries of the Solar System can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:
analysing and synthesising information
identifying main ideas and supporting details
explaining the features of reports.
For more information please see our Lesson Plan
Andromeda and Perseus
The people of ancient Greece told the story of Andromeda and Perseus to explain the origins of the constellations named after them. This book retells the myth.
Features of Andromeda and Perseus
Informational report with explanations
Fact boxes and diagrams
Specialised vocabulary
Organization into chapters, subheadings, and paragraphs
Descriptive language
Andromeda and Perseus can be used for the following purposes:
introducing the ideas and vocabulary in the associated nonfiction title
analysng the features of myths
comparing and contrasting characters
making inferences.

Themes covered in this book are: Space, Exploration, Discovery

Reading Level:31+ (Bronze)

AuthorAshleigh Young

SeriesSkyrider Double Takes

Year Level6

Guided Reading Level30

GenreMyth and legend/report

Theme/TopicAdventure | Conflict | Discovery | Exploration | Family | Space

Strategy/SkillsComprehension strategies | Text structure | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count32