The Brainwaves Blue Books are 32-page, full-colour, nonfiction books with attitude that will grab even the most reluctant reader’s attention – and hold it! The books are visually appealing and encourage active student involvement, covering such high-interest topics as amazing animals, great inventions, and strange food.
The layout and text of every Brainwaves book supports students’ understanding of nonfiction. Key features include:
- Fun cartoon art and interesting lead-in text
- Table of contents, index and glossary
- A variety of text types, graphics and charts
- High-interest content
- Jokes and cartoons to add humour
- Illustration and photographs on every page
- Labelled diagrams, graphs, table and maps
The Brainwaves Teaching Guide provides background knowledge you'll need to teach a wide range of strategies for reading, writing and understanding non-fiction. There are several Lesson Plans for each book in the series devoted to reading, comprehending and writing nonfiction. These lesson plans can be used to teach specific reading, comprehension and writing strategies and skills, or for support when teaching a particular text type.
They can also be used to address questions that arise during the course of a student's own reading or writing. And they can be adapted to suit the needs of an individual student, a small group or the whole class.