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The focus of this week is: Fiction 

This week we will be looking at a new book. 

 

Activity 1 - Predict

 

This is a picture from the book. 

What do you think it is?

What might the book be about? 

 

Task:

Make a prediction about the book. Use these sentence stems to help:

 

I think that _______ because ______.

I predict that _________ because _______.

 

Activity 2 - Read the book (Flotsam)

Flotsam book cover.jpg

Our fiction book is Flostsam. It's a book without words.

Flotsam means something that's floating on the sea or anything that has been washed ashore.

 

Task 1:

Watch the video below to read and understand the book by looking at the pictures.

 

Task 2:

- Write a summary of what you have read/seen.

- Identify at least 5 adjectives or phrases that you could use to describe a part of the story 

- Write down up to 3 questions you have about the story

Flotsam By David Wiesner

While collecting Flotsam, a young boy stumbles across a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share... and to keep.

 

Activity 3 - WAGOLL

Task:

Read through the 'Flotsam WAGOLL' (document below) and then answer the 'Flotsam comprehension questions - editable' (document below).

 

(If you prefer to, you can type your answers on the 'editable' document)

 

Activity 4 - Describing a scene

Look at the picture below, which has been taken from the book. 

What can you see? If your were there, what can you feel? Smell? Hear?

Task:

Write a short description about the picture using:

  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Adjectives
  • Similes - comparing two things using the words 'like' or 'as'
  • Metaphors - comparing two things and saying one thing is the other

 

You can use the word mats below:

 

Activity 5 - Act out a scene

Scroll up and play the Flotsam YouTube video. 

Now, imagine you are the boy exploring along the coast and you come across the camera!

What can you see? hear? feel? smell? taste?

 

Task:

Choose a scene from the book and act it out.

It could be when the boy finds the camera or when he throws the camera away. You choose!

You could perform your act in front of someone in your house.

 

Then write a short description about the scene that you have chosen.

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