Morpurgo is a fantastic author! We will be exploring the book in different ways. Some of the roles we will be taking on while reading the novel are;
Word Wizard– find interesting or new words in the text
Artful Artist– visually depict anything about the story that engaged you.
Clever Connector– connect the text to your own lives, books, movies etc.
Discussion Director– write some good questions for your group, think of what you would like to talk about.
Summariser– write and share a short overview of what you have read.
We are also focusing on narrative writing. Before writing we are looking at narrative features, paragraphs, using synonyms for boring words, story openers and story endings etc.
We will be reading this novel for homework over the next few weeks. The girls have been advised to read with an adult. The reading can be shared, with both student and adult taking turns reading. Discuss what you have read and ask your daughter questions.
Use new vocabulary you come across. I have given your daughter a vocabulary sheet to use with the novel, feel free to add new and interesting words to the list at home.
The girls will also have comprehension questions to answer on each chapter for homework once a week. I have attached the questions below. They must answer the questions to go with that chapter using full sentences, neatly in their HW copies.