Atka's Ice Adventure

Mary-Anne Creasy

Atka's Ice Adventure

Mary-Anne Creasy









Flying Start to Literacy

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Title:Atka's Ice Adventure
Synopsis:  Atka must be very brave when she and her younger sister accidentally float out into the Arctic Ocean on a drifting ice floe.
Year level(s): 1  2  3
Reading level: 23
Text type: Narrative
Curriculum link: Science  People and the environment
Content vocabulary:
cubs ice floe kayak polar bear sea ice tide
High frequency words:
Key concepts: The Arctic is a cold and frozen habitat. People and polar bears survive in the harsh conditions of the Arctic.
Reading strategies: Making inferences about the characters’ relationships
Phonics: Identifying the long /o/ sound made by ow as in snow
Paired text: Polar Bears and the Arctic Sea Ice
Supporting material: Lesson Plan - Polar Bears and the Arctic Sea Ice / Atka's Ice Adventure
Series: Flying Start to Literacy
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Flying Start to Literacy is an award-winning comprehensive literacy program. It reflects best practice in literacy instruction and supports the systematic development of students’ reading strategies and skills.

Each Student Book is part of connected pair, a narrative book and an informative book, both presenting the same key concepts and vocabulary. These titles have been trialled with a range of readers, including English language learners.

Each pair of Student Books is supported by a Lesson Plan. These visually appealing resources are durable and easy-to-use.  They integrate oral language, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension, writing and phonics.

Reading strategies, phonics and phonemic awareness and repetition of high-frequency words are all developed through this series, enhancing the reader’s fluency and comprehension. With an array of engaging titles to choose from, readers will laugh, explore and share in the adventure whilst learning and expanding their vocabulary.

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