Bicycles by Design

Jenny Feely

Bicycles by Design

Jenny Feely






1 Jan 2019




Flying Start to Literacy WorldWise

$12.95 AUD

$14.95 NZD

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Title Information:­
Bicycles by Design: Bicycles by Design explores the history of the bicycle from its inception to current times. The book focuses on design, materials used, usage and social impact. Improvements to safety are also discussed.

Content vocabulary:atmosphere, balance, bicycle, bloomers, boneshaker, brakes, design, emancipate, eruption, gears,  hobbyhorse, manufacturer, pedals, pedestrians, penny-farthing, recumbent, reflective, shock  absorbers, steer, terrain

Key concepts:
Bicycles were invented to meet demands for transportation  Innovations in bicycle design, materials used and safety equipment have made bicycles faster, lighter and easier to ride  Bicycles have enabled people all over the world to be independent, to keep fit, to have fun, and to work more efficiently  Bicycles will continue to develop and evolve

Reading Strategies: Summarising information

Related resource:Lesson Plan - Bicycles by Design

Series Information:

WorldWise is a high-interest literacy program that encourages inquiry and questioning while extending knowledge in science and a range of STEM topics linked to the curriculum. This engaging program teaches reading strategies simultaneously with natural, earth and physical science concepts – reflecting the diversity of the world students live in.

Students will develop strategies and skills to read informative texts across a range of text types while they learn to become informative text writers. With an assortment of text types on offer, themes and concepts are introduced and revisited across the reading stages, building on initial concepts with increasing complexity.

WorldWise Lesson Plans support each Student Book, offering practical, systematic and easy-to-implement instructions. These visually appealing resources integrate oral language, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension, writing and phonics.

WorldWise Investigations is a web-based tool that provides extension activities for titles in the program. It encourages exploration of content linked to curriculum outcomes in a deeper more hands-on way. Students are supported with a framework that encourages investigation and inquiry.

This series is supported by an array of teacher resources which can be obtained by visiting

Teacher Resources

Each WorldWise student book is supported by a corresponding Lesson Plan for teachers.

The following additional teacher resources are available:

  • Curriculum outcomes
  • Writing templates
  • Correlation charts which provide title-level information about alignment to curriculum

These additional teacher resources can be downloaded from