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Daily Reading

Last term, all of you developed your skills in reading and I am very proud of the progress each of you made. Let's keep that up by reading to an adult every day. You can read the reading book or books that you took home and/or choosing a book at home that you really want to read. 

You can send me Book Reviews and you will get a Marvellous Me for every one that you do.

The Black Hat
This week for reading we have video stimulus which you can find using the link below. Your task will be to watch the video and complete the attached tasks which will work on key skills for reading such as inference, vocabulary and prediction. You may choose to write your answers down, but this can also be done verbally. 

The Black Hat by Maia Walczak.

Music by Amy Hiller and narration by Natalie Blass.

1. Watch the video up to the part where the boy goes into the woods and finds the hat. What do we know about the boy so far? 

 

2. 'His ears rejoiced to the creak of a branch or the crunch of a twig.' What does this sentence mean? Why did his ears rejoice?

 

3. Stop the video at the point where the boy finds the hat. What do you predict will happen next?

 

4. How are the bugs described?

 

5. Why do you think the creatures are unhappy in their cages?

 

6. What did the boy learn in the story?

 

7. Summarise what happened in the story in your own words (remember this should be concise). 

Optional extra tasks

 

  • Write some speech for the birds when they are in the cages and then when they are free. You could draw them and write speech bubbles or write this down using inverted commas (speech marks).
  • Write a list of other stories that you can think of where one or more of the characters had their freedom taken away. 

1. Watch the video up to the part where the boy goes into the woods and finds the hat. What do we know about the boy so far? 

 

2. 'His ears rejoiced to the creak of a branch or the crunch of a twig.' What does this sentence mean? Why did his ears rejoice?

 

3. Stop the video at the point where the boy finds the hat. What do you predict will happen next?

 

4. How are the bugs described?

 

5. Why do you think the creatures are unhappy in their cages?

 

6. What did the boy learn in the story?

 

7. Summarise what happened in the story in your own words (remember this should be concise). 

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