Across the Sea is a realistic fiction story about a boy comparing his life in America to his cousin’s life in Australia. They send photos to one another. He shows the difference between their houses, schools, and cities. The story is narrated with illustrations, labels, and map.
Across the Sea is a simple narrative story. Illustrations match the text. Draw students’ attention to the visual features including the labels, layout, and design of the story. At the end of the story, there is an illustrated map to show how far in distance America is from Australia.
Readers develop vocabulary such as verbs (lives), adjectives (new), and compound words (surfboard). Opportunities arise to discuss apostrophes to show possession (Ben’s), capital letters at the beginning of sentences and names (America), exclamation marks, and commas.
This title is from the Fiction Readers series from Teacher Created Materials. Stimulate the imagination and promote creative thinking through real-world themes captured in entertaining stories.
Invoice Title: ACROSS THE SEA