On Monday, we shared the beginning of the story 'Lost and Found' and wrote a short diary entry as if we were the boy finding the penguin at our doorstep.
Today, I would like you to listen to the next part of the story and answer the questions below. This task is focussing on your understanding of the vocabulary.
1. Watch the video explaining how to use speech marks in your writing.
2. Listen to the next part of the story.
3. Answer the questions and complete the summary task.
Today I would like to make a start on 'similes'. Go through the PowerPoint (with voiceovers) and then have a go at the activity.
Have a think back to the story (listen to it again if you need to). I would like you to understand characters at the beginning of the story, middle and at the end. I would like you to use your knowledge of similes to write one for each character at each stage of the book e.g. At the beginning, the penguin is as lonely as a single cloud on the sky.
13th January/14th January
Today, we are going to explore how changing the penguin character for a different animal would change the setting of the story.
You might want to think about other animals that we have looked at that live in polar regions. Or, you might want to think about animals that live in other areas of the world, e.g. a lion, a snake etc. I would like you to draft a story where you are replacing the penguin in Lost and Found with another animal. How might this change where they end up? Would the boy take the lion back to the South Pole?
This is a rough copy. Try and include similes and perhaps you could include dialogue - a feautre that Lost and Found does not include.
.I'm looking forward to see what you come up with!
14th January - please spend today finishing & proof reading your story and make any corrections/improvements. Use the thesaurus link to make improvements to your vocabulary.
It is really important that you are able to read your work back to yourself and improve it.
Read through your story. in a coloured pencil, underline any similes you have used, in one colour, and underline any dialogue you have used in another. If you go through your work and think you can think of a word that is better e.g. than 'sad', use the thesaurus linked to find a better vocabulary choice.
After you have done that, I would like to critique your work. What have you done well? What could you do better?
I'm looking forward to reading through your annotated pieces of writing, with your own evaluation of your piece!
18th January - 'The Rainbow Bear' & Alliteration
Listen to the story "The Rainbow Bear" (up to page 5)
Next, watch the video explain 'alliteration'.
Highlight/underline the alliteration in the sentences attached (sentences from the book)
Have a look at a polar bears diet. Then they think of words to describe that prey that begin with the same sound (alliteration) e.g. whistling walrus, bubble blowing beluga etc. Then write these alliterative adjectives on the corresponding side of the table. If you want a challenge, put these into a full sentence.
I have attached an extract from our book. The extract is from the first couple of pages. I would like you to put your understanding of alliteration into place by highlighting/underlining the alliteration in the extract.
Choose another animal that polar bears prey on. Can you write 3 sentences with alliteration, following a similar structure to the animals in the extract.