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Week Beginning 11.01.21

Monday 11th January 2021

WALT find the meanings of unfamiliar words in a dictionary.

For today’s reading lesson I would like you to listen to the book club book you have chosen again. You will need to head over to the 'Book Club' tab to access these.  Whilst you are listening to the chapter, we would like you to write down words you come across that you are not sure about into a list.

When you have finished your chapters, look at your list. Choose 8 words from the list to find the definitions for. The link below will take you to an online dictionary.

https://www.dictionary.com/

Once you have written the definitions for the words you have chosen, can you then use them in a sentence of your own?

Upload your work onto Purple Mash for your teachers to have a look at. Ensure that you have got all the correct punctuation for your sentences which you have written down.

Tuesday 12th January 2021

WALT retrieve information from a story to depict a setting.

Listen to the first part of Chapter 3 from ‘The Lie Tree.’ It describes the house in which Faith and her family have left London for to live on Vane.

I would like you to draw what you think the house looks like based on the description from the book. You may need to listen to the story again, picking out key words which will then help you draw what you imagine the house to look like.

As an extension, you may wish to annotate your drawings with lines from the story which helped you to draw it – like we would do in class.

When you have finished your drawings, please upload them onto Purple Mash so that we can see them!

The Lie Tree - Chapter 3 Part 1.mp3

Wednesday 13th January 2021

WALT identify higher vocabulary words when listening to a story.

For today’s reading lesson I would like you to listen to the rest of Chapter 3 (Part 2) from The Lie Tree. Whilst you are listening to the chapter, we would like you to write down words you hear which you would term ‘higher-level- vocabulary or powerful vocabulary.

When you have finished your chapter, look at your list. Choose 9 words. Now, I would like you to find the definitions for them and write them down on pieces of paper next to the words. Then, cut them out so you can move them around.

Finally, I would like you to rank the words in order of most effective (impactful) to the least effective. You could do this as a list 1-9, or you could rank it in a pyramid or a diamond if you wish.

Upload your work onto Purple Mash for your teachers to have a look at. Ensure that you have got all the correct punctuation for your sentences which you have written down.

The Lie Tree - Chapter 3 Part 2.mp3

Thursday 14th January 2021

WALT use information we have heard to answer questions about a text.

Today, we would like you to start by opening up the document called Chapter 4 reading questions. Today’s lesson is all about retaining information you have heard. we am going to read through Chapter 4. Every so often, I am going to pause and ask you a question. It will be the same question which is on the “Chapter 4 Reading Questions” sheet. We would like you to answer the question based on what you have heard.

You will need to listen carefully to the story so you can work out the answer to the questions that we are asking of you. If you need to rewind a little bit to check your answer so in case you missed something, you are able to do that by yourself. Press Play below to get started.

Good luck and remember, LISTEN carefully!

The Lie Tree - Chapter 4 .mp3

Friday 15th January 2021

WALT infer what characters may be thinking or feeling in a story.

If you can’t remember what happened at the end of the Lie Tree yesterday, start today’s lesson by listening to Chapter 4 again. Once you have listened to the end of Chapter 4, I would like you to open the PDF saying “Thoughts, feelings and emotions of characters.” I would like you to write down what you think each character in the story is thinking, feeling and what they might say to you if you asked them if there were alright at the end of Chapter 4.

Try to get into character so you can give appropriate responses for the text you have listened to. For example, Reverend Sunderly is not going to be a happier than life individual – he is quite a formal and reserved person.

You can choose how you lay your work out. You may want to draw pictures of what you think the characters may look like, print the PDF or create your own version of it by hand.

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