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There are lots of books for you to read through.

Have a go at the quizzes to see how well you have understood what you have read.

We will have a regular look to see how you are getting on and allocate new books where necessary.

Good Luck!

Reading and Writing Focus Tasks (use the books we have sent home to write in)

We do not expect you to complete every task here. Choose the ones that you want to do. Of course, you can do them all if you wish!

 

Reading-Linked Tasks

1. Before you watch the clip, have a look at the picture. What do you notice? What do you wonder?

 

Notice

Verb: become aware of.

What can you see?

Wonder

  1. Verb: desire to know something; feel curious.

 

2. Pause the clip at 12 secs. What do you think is going to happen? Can you make a prediction and justify your prediction using evidence from the clip?  

I predict that….. because in the clip, I can see ……..

 

 

Prediction

  1. Making a logical guess at what might happen.

 

3. Questions help develop your understanding. Pause the clip at 1:00. What questions have you got about what is going to happen next/ about the characters? Try to think of 2 questions about the boy and 2 questions about the monster that will help you develop your understanding.

 

Now watch the clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwXFVqKuH-w

4. Were your questions answered? What have you learnt about each character? Can you write about what you thought at the start and why, compared to what you know now?

At the start of the clip I thought……. because……. I learnt that actually, …… as…..

 

5. Look at the different pictures below. Can you infer how the characters are feeling at different points in the clip? Use the vocabulary bank to help you. Justify why you think the character is feeling that way, using evidence from the clip.

   

      

Worried

Sad

Shocked

Happy

Nervous

Unhappy

Surprised

Pleased

 

 

 

 

Extension: Can you use a thesaurus (a book or online) to find another synonym for each feeling? Rank the feelings from the best to the worst, in terms of describing how each character is feeling. Remember the bigger the word is not necessarily the best! The adjective has to suit the character (the noun).

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Writing Tasks

1. Look at where the story takes place. Can you write a setting description? Remember your reader should be able to picture your setting in their heads through your description.

Checklist:

  • Description using the 5 senses
  • Expanded noun phrases (e.g. dense, dangerous water)
  • Similes (e.g. The fire was as bright as the sun)
  • Conjunctions

2. Pause the film at 18 secs and ask the children to describe this monster creeping up on the boy.  Can you write a character description? Use plenty of expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, similes and metaphors. Here’s some vocabulary to describe the monster.

Creepy

Large

Bright- green

Mischievous

Isolated

Childish

Greedy

Curious

 

3. The boy runs off at the end of the clip. Who do you think he runs to? Can you write a conversation between him and another character?

Rules for speech:

  • Inverted commas around the speech
  • New speaker, new line
  • Each line of speech starts with a capital letter

 

4. The monster in the clip loves marshmallows. Can you create an advertisement selling a type of marshmallow? Remember you are trying to persuade readers to buy your marshmallows so use powerful, persuasive language.

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