CSI Literacy NZ

Terrifying Beast of the Deep


Terrifying Beast of the Deep

In Terrifying Beast of the Deep, your students will learn about an ancient ocean dweller. With more than 250 razor-sharp teeth, eyes as big as footballs, and a bite more powerful than a T.Rex, the megalodon will capture the imagination of your students!

Finding interesting texts to grow your students’ reading abilities shouldn’t be hard. We’ve made it easy with CSI Chapters, a series of short books for teachers who need engaging texts for guided or small group reading.

Terrifying Beast of the Deep is available in paperback and eBook.

CSI Chapters is a series of short chapter books with explicit strategies instruction and support.

The Teachers’ Guide contains lesson plans for each book and graphic organisers for consolidating student learning.

Inside CSI Chapters:

  • 25 high-interest books geared towards years 4–6+
  • Builds students’ strategic reading skills, reading stamina and word-knowledge
  • Titles vary in length from 24 to 32 pages
  • Includes fiction, poetry, science, numeracy and social studies
  • Includes academic and general vocabulary glossaries
  • eBooks contain multimedia content for strong engagement

Teaching purpose: Small group

Fiction/nonfiction: Nonfiction

Year level: 4

Subject: Science

Format: Paperback/ebook