Our character focus is CURIOSIITY :)
English - this is for home-learning if absent from school (this is not homework)
What is your new years resolution?
What does this mean?
Think about 3 things - you enjoyed doing, you showed skill in, you improved at last year.
What things will you try hard at improving this year?
Discuss vocabulary in: The ice was hazardous to drive on. I felt a complete idiot!
It is doubtful that I will win the Lotto this week.
Then present them with wanted poster here
Discuss how you would feel about this! Scared? Excited about what you might do or see on this adventure? Interested in where you might go? worried that you might not be able to cope with the challenge?
Look at the different jobs needed for the crew. Act out the roles. Which would you fancy? What strengths do you think you need to do this job? What would make you good at it?
Write a letter of application - see here or you could structure it your own way.
waves of ice on lake superior
Russian ice breaker:
Listen to the sounds in each of these - what can you hear? How does it make you feel. What images do you have to go with it?
Look at image of boat – caught up on the icy waves – in the book – compare to this. – annotate their thoughts about the page illustration.
Read first part of chapter 1:
Examine words and phrases that make the section exciting. Choose 3 that you like the most - could be just a word or few words. can you explain why?:-
Trapped tightly, suddenly solid sea (alliteration)
Personifying winter – winter came in the night, simile – white sheet laid over the world. Repetition - where?
Oa – It came so cold and so fast that the waves of the ocean froze as they rolled. – examine the repetition of the sound oa.
Which words help you to to share the feeling Shen is experiencing?
freeze frame, thought tracking.
think about certain moments in this chapter - waking from sleep, rescuing the crates of cargo, abandoning ship, watching as the ship is crushed flat, loading and boarding the snowmobile, encouraging the pugs to follow, being abandoned.
Try acting out one or two of these moments. Think about and share if you can - what the character might have been feeling at this moment.
This is like the moment that Shackleton's Endurance was crushed in the Antarctic ice (for real!)
Write a diary entry of events.
Create and compose music for the opening scene of our books - percussion instruments / objects from around the house - to create a score for the ice storm and the dramatic events of this first chapter!
Science - -