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Spring Term Class Book - A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning

This term we have been reading the story of the Baudelaire orphans and how they came to live with the sinister Count Olaf.

We have used our inference skills to analyse the book cover and text to unlock meanings, make predictions and profile characters.

Throughout our reading of the text, we have identified a range of vocabulary and sentence structures to use in our own creative writing.

Currently, we are drafting a letter from the Baudelaire children pleading for help to escape the clutches of Count Olaf.  Within our letter we are exploring the use of De:De sentences, list sentences, rhetorical questions, emotive language and modal verbs.

 

Reading

We are reading 'Wonder' by RJ Palacio: 

 

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.

Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

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