That's a Good IdeaTitle: That’s a Good Idea
978 1 74148 662 9
Tools and Talents
Middle Primary B/Set 1
Levels 24–25


Description: What would you do without a TV? Could you survive without a refrigerator? Did you know that people survived without these things for thousands of years? In That’s a Good Idea! you will find out about everyday and unusual inventions that have changed the way we do things.

Key concepts

  • Understanding the difference between an invention and a discovery.
  • Understanding how an invention is a new idea or way of making or doing something and a discovery is creating something that no-one has known before.
  • Examining various inventions, both old and new, and seeing how they have changed over time.

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Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Report: compare and contrast
  • Recount
  • Procedure
  • Explanation

Text features of this book

Text tools

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

Text boxes

  • Did you know?
  • Fact boxes

Visual tools

  • Timeline
  • Illustrations
  • Cartoon illustrations
  • Photographs

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Accessing prior knowledge
  • Posing questions
  • Reading main body of text and accompanying extra information
  • Reading and understanding a timeline


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