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Iris and Dogstar

Iris and Dogstar.

by Iris Marshall

This article is based on the diary of Iris Marshall, a ten-year-old girl who sailed on the yacht Dog Star with her parents and a family friend from New Zealand to Nouméa. The text details the highs and lows of the journey from Iris’s perspective and includes some excerpts from the on-board logbook. While few students will have had the experience of sailing, many will have experienced sea sickness, and most will relate to and be interested in the day-to-day details of life at sea. The text could be used as a starting point to explore the nature of adventure, its perils, and its rewards.

Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2019

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Texts related by theme “Boy on a Bike” SJ L3 May 2015 | “Journey on the Sea” SJ L3 August 2018 | “Border Control” “Captain Cook: Charting Our Islands” SJ L4 May 2016 | “What Is Biosecurity?” Border Security, Connected L3 2011

Topics: adventure, co-ordinates, danger, diaries, family, GPS, journeys, logs, navigation, Pacific Ocean, recount, sailing, sea, travel, weather, yachts

In: School Journal Level 3 May 2019

Publication date: May 2019

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