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Flicking the Switch

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Gold (Levels 21-22)
  • Year: Two
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Non-fiction
  • Theme/Topic: History, Invention, Science and technology
  • Genre: Procedure
  • Strategy/Skills: Using texts as models, Making connections, Asking and answering questions
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: 22
  • Item Code: 200443
  • High Frequency Words:
  • Curriculum Codes: ACELA1824, ACELA1825, ACELT1589, ACELY1668, ACELY1669, ACELY1670
Reader Description

When Jack Peterson was a boy there was no electricity. Learn about Jack's life and how things were done differently a hundred and fifty years ago.

After you have completed the Reader

If Jack could see your home, he would be amazed at what electricity can do. In your own words, write an explanation for Jack, telling him how these items work: • a TV; • a garage door; • a toaster.

Support Materials

Blackline Master


Lesson Plan


Printable Reader


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