This term we will be using the text Stone Age boy by Satoshi Kitamura
Look at the Front Cover
Write down 5 questions you have about the book now you have seen the cover. Use the 5 Ws (who, What, Where, When, Why)
Read the opening paragraph of the text and talk about it with someone. Answer the following questions
What do you think about how it starts the story off?
Does it make you want to read more?
Where do you think the character is?
How would you feel if it were you?
What do you think is going to happen next?
Read the opening paragraph again, look for the words the author has used for effect (wandered, stumbled) can you think of two other words the author could have used instead, which word do you think is the best? why? Use an online dictionary or thesaurus to help you.
Re-write the opening paragraph, keep the theme of getting lost the same but think of a different way to start the story. Maybe introduce the character or describe the setting of the forest in a lot more detail.
Remember to include
- a fronted adverbial
- a simile
- speech punctuation
- the 5 senses
Clauses can be joined by conjunctions such as coordination (e.g. or / and / but) and subordination (e.g. when / if / that / because).
Write at least 5 sentences which are joined by conjunctions that the author could have used in this opening paragraph. Such as the space was dark and eerily quiet SO I felt anxious. Try and include a simile in at least one of your sentences.
Spellings this week
Homophones - -words that sound the same but with different meanings or spellings
grate, great, grown, groan, main, mane, meat, meet, missed, mist.
Don't forget to go to the additional information page on Friday at 9:45 to get the code for the Hive Game at 10:00am. (not sure how it will work with homophones - but it will be fun finding out).
Reading this week
We hope that you will do a lot of reading about the stoneage, as well as reading, books, magazines, packets, recipes etc.