A Dollar a Day

Nancy O'Conner

A Dollar a Day

Nancy O'Conner






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy

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About this text:

Title:A Dollar a Day
Synopsis:  When his father dies, eleven-year-old Mickey has to leave school and start work in a coal mine to support his family. He faces many challenges underground in the dark.
Year level(s): 3  4  5  6
Reading level: U
Text type: Narrative
Curriculum link: History: Cause and effect. English: literature- Historical fiction
Content vocabulary:
caked churned nudged piled plodded scolded thumped tucked pulling his leg squeezing the life out of him taking the other’s measure coal mine colliery curry combs dandy brush girders headlamp kerchief liniment mule driver schoolhouse shaft sprag stablemaster
High frequency words:
Key concepts: Some events can change a character’s life. A character’s development can be shown by how they respond to particular events.
Reading strategies: Linking character development to events in the plot
Paired text: Fighting For Children's Rights: The Story of Lewis Hine
Supporting material: Lesson Plan - Fighting For Children's Rights: The Story of Lewis Hine / A Dollar a Day
Series: Flying Start to Literacy
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Series information:

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