Go Facts - Transport: Trains

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In the book Go Facts Transport - Trains , the teaching focus is features of nonfiction. People have used trains for hundreds of years. How were the first trains different and how do we use them today?

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9781865095288 Publisher: Blake Education Categories: Design TechnologiesMachinesThemesGeneral ScienceScienceLevels 21-25Non-FictionLiteracyAutomotiveTransport
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Part of the series Go Facts - Transport.

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Go Facts is the essential, nonfiction literacy series for your whole school. Go Facts - Student Book & Teaching Guide

Go Facts sets deliver the clear, exciting and easy-to-read nonfiction your students need. As they move up through the reading levels, your students are guided from their own experiences to the wider world around them. Each Go Facts title is a model of coherent, integrated topic development, with concepts and ideas supported by fact boxes, photographs and illustrations. Go Facts introduces the structures and conventions of nonfiction writing, presenting models that are explored via activities in the Teaching Guides (sold separately).
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Go Facts Transport - Trains

In the book Go Facts Transport - Trains, the teaching focus is features of nonfiction. People have used trains for hundreds of years. How were the first trains different and how do we use them today? Today, most trains have diesel or electric engines. The new engines are quieter and cleaner than coal-powered steam engines. Diesel trains are often used in country areas. Many electric trains run in cities. Some electric trains can travel very fast. They are called high-speed trains. The bullet trains in Japan can travel three times faster than a car.

  • Subject: Non-Fiction, Science
  • School Level*: Lower Primary
  • Reading Level: 21
  • Reading Age*: 6.5+ yrs
  • Word Count: 300-350
  • Broadband: D
  • Lexile: 680L

*Please note: School Level and Reading Age are a guide only.


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About the Series

The books in the Go Facts - Transport series makes information accessible in content, layout, language and writing style. This allows the reader to participate actively and concentrate on the learning opportunities offered by the text. It also allows young readers to internalise the structures and conventions of nonfiction writing for their own use. Go Facts integrates science with reading and writing. The books are ideal for use in the literacy program, or during a science thematic unit about one of the topics in the series. The large photographs can be used to bring out readers' background knowledge and interests. The nonfiction elements that are modelled in this Go Facts set include Information reports, Captions and Labels, Visual literacy and Paragraphs.


Also Available in the 'Go Facts - Transport' Series

Go Facts Transport - Teaching Guide

Go Facts Transport - Teaching Guide includes teaching notes and activities on Reading Nonfiction and Writing Nonfiction for each title in the series.
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Go Facts - Transport Set

Titles in the Go Facts - Transport Set

  • Go Facts Transport - Boats
  • Go Facts Transport - On the Road
  • Go Facts Transport - Planes
  • Go Facts Transport - Trains


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ISBN 9781865095288
Publisher Blake Education
Product Type Readers & Literacy,
Year Level Year 2,

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