The Accident, a set of 5 short books, is about an accident involving a car, a van and a lorry. Each story is written from the viewpoint of one of the 5 people involved in the accident.
All five stories are 16 pages long and easy to read, with only two or three sentences to a page. There are approximately 200 words in each book (with a vocabulary of about 100 different words), and there is a lot of repetition of words from one book to the next. The total vocabulary of the five books is 240 different words. The books are without illustrations in order to encourage the reader to imagine the scene of the accident and the events leading up to it.
The books are not graded, but it is recommended that students read the stories in the order given. They will suit both individual students and groups or classes and should appeal to students across a wide range of ability because, although the text is simple, the topic is adult and relevant to all ages. The Accident could be used as the basis for developing skills in role play, aural comprehension and discussion and should provide stimulus for writing. The five stories may not be photocopied.
A companion book of photocopiable exercises to improve reading, spelling and writing skills is available separately.
WORD COUNT: Different words 240, Total words in story 950.
NO. OF PAGES: 16 in each A6 book
- Author : Margaret and Hugh Brown
- Reading Level : 1 - Very Easy Beginner Reader
- Topic : Literacy
- Topic : Readers
- Publisher : Brown and Brown
- ISBN : 9781870596947