The Question of Water

Mary-Anne Creasy

The Question of Water

Mary-Anne Creasy






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy

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Title:The Question of Water
Synopsis:  The Question of Water discusses the water cycle, how people get water and its uses. It explores waste water and how to ensure we have enough fresh water in the future.
Year level(s): 1  2  3
Reading level: 28
Text type: Argument
Curriculum link: Science: Biological sciences
Content vocabulary:
black water condensation desalination drought evaporation grey water groundwater  pollution precipitation recycle reservoirs resource sewage treatment plant vapour
High frequency words:
Key concepts: Water is a precious resource that is used by all of us in many different ways. People have developed many ways to access, use and recycle water
Reading strategies: Identifying the main ideas and supporting details
Phonics: Recognising the suffix ation in words as in evaporati
Paired text: Ming Saves the Day
Supporting material: Lesson Plan - The Question of Water / Ming Saves the Day
Series: Flying Start to Literacy
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