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Monday

Have you heard that JK Rowling is letting us listen to a whole book for free! We are going to listen to Chapter 1 and, if it tickles your fancy, then why not continue enjoying listening to this in your own time!

Tuesday

Using the novel Tell Me No Lies you will learn about giving your impression of a character, using inference skills to think about characterisation and using the text to write in character.

 

1.Listen and watch Extract 1.  As you watch, think about the following questions:

  • What is your first impression of Gemma?
  • How do you know that she cares about these newspaper clippings?

2. Activity

Key question: What impression do you have of Gemma so far? If you had to describe Gemma, what would you say?

In this activity, you will need to use evidence from the text to support your answer. Draw a rough table with two column headings like the one below.

When you have chosen a word to describe Gemma (an impression/a point) find a section of the text that supports your evidence.

You might like to present your answer in a table like this:

 

Impression (What Do You Think)

Evidence (Section Of Text To Prove Your Point)

e.g Gemma is caring

‘’She only ever kept that headlines that went with her Mum’s’’

Make a point

 

Make a point

 

Make a point


 

Wednesday

Extract 2

1) Now watch Dianne read a second extract from Tell Me No Lies.

As you watch, think about the following questions.

  • What are your thoughts on the dynamics between Mike, Nan and Gramps?
  • Have you heard the phrase ‘all bark and no bite’ before? What do you think it means?

 

 

2) Activity two

Nan is one of the key characters in this extract. 

Revisit the text and focus on how the writer describes Nan; what she says, how she speaks and how she reacts.

Now, consider this statement:

'Nan takes the lead in a confrontational situation.' Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Definition: Confrontational means someone who tends to deal with situations in an aggressive or hostile and argumentative way.

You will need to find some evidence from the text to support your response.

Try to write at least five sentences.

You could use the stems below to write your answers. 

I think ......................... because .........................

This ......................... shows that .........................

I agree that Nan took the lead because it says ......................... and that means .........................

I disagree that Nan took the lead because it says ......................... and that means .........................

 

 

Thursday

1. Listen to Chapter 3 of ‘James and The Giant Peach’

chapter 3 of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

2) Think about these questions:

  1. What would you do with 1,000 crocodile tongues (use your imagination)?
  2. What peculiar event happened to James?

 

Friday

1) Listen to Chapter 4 of ‘James and The Giant Peach’.

Chapter 4 of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

2. Write a short summary of what has happened in Chapter 4.

3. Write a prediction of what could happen next. 

 

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