This week's English tasks are based on the story extract above. It is from the book 'Rooftoppers' by Katherine Rundell. Our class novel in September will be another book written by this author, so this will be a nice little taster of her writing.
Task 1 - Analysing the book cover
See the worksheet below for task 1
Task 2 – Reviewing a text/prediction
Read chapter 1 of the extract above. Next, read the reviews on the sheet attached below. Do you agree with the reviews? Why? Why not? What would you write in your review of the first chapter?
Prediction – how do you think Charles is going to get on looking after Sophie?
Task 3 – Vocabulary
What do the following words mean. Can you use context to work it out? If not, look it up in a dictionary.
What do you think it meant by ‘hair the colour of lightening’?
Task 4 – Evaluate a story opening
Complete the table on the worksheet below to evaluate how effective you found the story opening.
Task 5 – Main writing task
Write the story opening from Charles’ viewpoint.
Think about how it will differ from the original. You will need to include: