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Spelling task:

We are going to focus on the words from Read Write Inc special focus 3.

These words are homophones which means that they sound the same but they have different meanings and spellings.


The spelling words for this week are:

Principal   principle   bridal   bridle

proceed    precede   weary   wary


Your spelling task today is to use your dictionary skills to find the correct definition for each one of the homophones and write them in a sentence.


Today in English, your task is to write a character analysis.


In order to do this, you need to interpret information from the text to describe the characters.


In today’s lesson, you will only focus on Mum and Suki.


On the word document below, I have included two text boxes with the characters names inside. You can either type on the word document, creating a list or spider diagram with your information, or you can print off the sheet and write on it. Alternatively, you can write your work in your exercise book.


Think about what you know about the character through your retrieval skills (finding evidence from the text) and then from that evidence, what can you infer? (read between the lines of what something might mean)


For example:

She works late (retrieval – it says this in the text)
I can infer from this that Mum is extremely hard working and she works long hours in order to provide for her family. This suggests that she cares for her family as she is willing to put in the hard work to make sure there is food on the table for them. (Inference skills – it doesn’t exactly say these words in the text. We are drawing up a conclusion of what she is like based on what we know).


Remember to try and add as much detail as you can. I would also suggest only doing one character at a time. Focus on the retrieval skills of what we already know and then go back through and see what you can infer.


Write at least 6 points (inference and retrieval) for each character. There is a lot of information in the text that will help you.


If you want, you can write your inference and retrieval skills in different colours so you can see the difference.


Below is a copy of the word document / pdf for you to use depending on which way you want to set your work out.


Here is also a copy of Chapter 1 and 2 of the text that we have read so far.