The Fire is the story of a house fire as told by 4 of the people involved in it. The four chapters are written in the first person, in simple, short sentences. The people telling the story (the wife, the next-door neighbour, the husband and the daughter) only hint at the possible cause (or causes) of the fire and it is left up to the reader to try to decide what actually started it.
The Fire has a vocabulary of about 420 different words. Although the text is simple, the topic is adult and relevant to all ages and the story should appeal to students of a wide range of ability. Like The Accident, the book could be used as the basis for role play, aural comprehension and as a stimulus for writing. The book may not be photocopied.
A companion book of photocopiable exercises to improve reading, spelling and writing skills is available separately.
WORD COUNT: Different words 420, Total words in story 1380.
NO. OF PAGES: 44 - A5
- Author : Margaret and Hugh Brown
- Reading Level : 2 - Easy Beginner Reader
- Topic : Readers
- Publisher : Brown and Brown
- ISBN : 9781870596626