Don't Throw It AwayTitle: Don’t Throw it Away
978 1 74148 661 2
Tools and Talents
Middle Primary B/Set 1
Levels 24–25


Description: Every day around the world millions of tonnes of rubbish are taken to landfills, but is it all rubbish? How much of what we throw away could we recycle? Don’t Throw It Away! describes rubbish, what happens to it and how rubbish can be recycled.

Key concepts

  • The amount of rubbish being thrown away is a problem for the planet.
  • The amount of rubbish can be reduced by people working to reduce, reuse and recycle different materials.

Curriculum links: Technology/ Personal, Social and Health Education

Text types in this book

  • Argument
  • Report
  • Report: question and answer
  • Explanation
  • Procedure

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Headings
  • Table of contents
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Labels
  • Captions
  • Specialised vocabulary

Text boxes

  • Did you know?
  • Speech bubble

Visual tools

  • Cross-section diagrams
  • Cartoon illustrations
  • Flow chart
  • Graph
  • Advertisement
  • Photographs

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Accessing prior knowledge
  • Predicting
  • Reading diagrams and graphs
  • Reading with expression
  • Identifying words with the prefix “re”
  • Discussing the author’s viewpoint
  • Distinguishing between fact and opinion


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