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?
Make a prediction about the book. Use these sentence stems to help:
I think that _______ because ______.
I predict that _________ because _______.
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.
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.
Lesson 3 - Who was Ernest Shackleton?
Use the internet to research who Ernest Shackleton was.
- 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:
Lesson 4 - WAGOLL
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).
- Write a few sentences to summarise what you have read
- How do you think the men were feeling when they spotted the harbour?
- Write up to 3 questions you have about the text