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Writing

The focus of this week is: Non-Fiction 

 

This week we will be looking at a new book. 

 

Lesson 1 - Predict

This is a picture from our new book. 

 

By looking at this picture, what do you the think the book is about?

 

Task 1:

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

 

I think that _______ because ______.

I predict that _________ because _______.

 

 

Task 2:

Think of at least 5 words to describe the picture.

 

Lesson 2 - Read the book (Shackleton's journey) 

This is the front cover our new book Shackleton's Journey, by William Grill:

 

 

In the documents below 'Shackleton's Journey - text', there are some high quality pictures from the book. Please open the documents and read the text. 

 

Task:

When reading the book (above documents), write down up to 6 words that you do not know the meaning of. Use a dictionary or an online dictionary to find out the meaning of these words.

 

 

The video below is a summary of Shackleton's journey. 

Ernest Shackleton's journey by Jesse Kanfer

 

Lesson 3 - Who was Ernest Shackleton? 

Use the internet to research who Ernest Shackleton was.

 

Research:

  • his early life
  • what he is most famous for
  • his exploration of Antarctica

 

Take a look at these links to find out more about Shackleton:

https://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-ernest-shackleton/

https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Ernest-Shackleton/336260

https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ernest_Shackleton

 

 

Lesson 4 - WAGOLL 

Task:

Read through the 'Shackleton's Journey WAGOLL' (document below) and then answer the 'Shackleton's Journey questions - editable' (document below).

 

If you prefer to type your answers, you can do so on the 'editable' document.

 

Lesson 5 - Summary and questions 

Read the 'Stromness whaling station - extract' from the book (below).

Task:

  1. Write a few sentences to summarise what you have read
  2. How do you think the men were feeling when they spotted the harbour?
  3. Write up to 3 questions you have about the text

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