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English

Reading

If you would like some more resources for reading, please see the Purple Mash website. You already have your login details for this website. Have a go at the  reading tasks I have set on Purple Mash from the Serial Mash section.

To find these, you click on '2dos' on the home screen. They will appear on Monday 11th May and can be done at any point up until Friday 15th May. You can choose from the easier text: Chapter 1 and 2 of Magic in the moonlight and the relevant tasks or the harder text of Chapter 1 and 2 of Look into my eyes and the tasks about that story.

 

Writing task

For your English work this week, please read the story opener on page 1 of the document above to get you started. Then have a go at the activities on pages 2-5. If you are not sure what to do, I have included below some hints and tips to help you before you begin the main piece of writing. 

 

Page 2.  Question time - Answer the questions about the story opener. Then think about where in the world you would go if you had a magic globe. This will be the basis of your main piece of story writing.

 

 Page 3  Sentence challenge - Look at the dialogue in the story opener and how it is punctuated. Think of what the boys could say to each other. Write their dialogue remembering to use a new line for each new speaker. Also use a capital letter for the first word inside the inverted commas and some punctuation to end the dialogue inside the inverted commas. This could be ! or ? or ,

 

Page 4. Sick sentences -  Improve the sentences by including adjectives, better verbs, adverbs or time adverbials.

For example: Secretively the excited boys chattered until late at night.

 

  Page 5.  Try drawing a picture of where they would go - what would it look like?

Imagine that you had a magic globe. Where would it take you? Write your story of the magic globe by describing where you would go to in the world and what happens to you there. What adventures do you have? When you write your story, use interesting and ambitious adjectives and adverbs. Remember adverbs  can start sentences and this is a good way to make sure you use different sentence openers.  Also try to add some correctly punctuated dialogue in your story. Try to use different words for said.

 I've added a set of word mats with adverbs, adjectives, nouns and verbs and a word mat for different words for said to help you.

I would love to read your writing when you have completed the task. You can share what you have done with me by asking your parents to email it to me, or by uploading your work to Purple Mash and saving it in your 'my work' folder. This is simpler if you have typed up your story, but if you haven't then just take a photograph of your hand written work and ask your parents to email the images to me.
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