Good afternoon, Year 4!
As mentioned weekly, the children will need to write a few comments about their book in the comments section of their reading diary. Can they also be sure to include the PAGE NUMBERS they have read that session.
Questions for Weeks 4-5
Use INFERENCE- Pick a character that is not the main character. What are they thinking/feeling and why?
Find a simile/metaphor in your text. If this is difficult to find, make up your own! Make sure it makes sense within the story.
“The character I relate the most to in this book is…, because…”
Describe a setting in the book in your own words. Use adjectives and figurative language.
Persuade the main character of an action you want them to take. Example-Persuading Edmund not to take the Turkish Delights from the White Witch in Narnia.
How does the title of the book relate to the story? Give your book an alternate title and explain your choice.
Try to EXPLAIN what you have read as if you were teaching it to someone else. How would you go about this? What language would you use?
Make a list of important vocabulary words you have found within your text. With new/unfamiliar words, write them in green pen.
“If I wrote this book, I could improve it by…”
What does the author do to engage the reader?
Are there examples of persuasive writing features in your text? If not, what features could the author add?
Before reading: What do you know about the book/topic?
Please could we ensure that all children are bringing their reading diaries into school, every day; and that they are commenting in them, throughout the week.
The Year 4 Team