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English - Day 1 - The Promise by Nicola Davies

1. Look at the front cover of The Promise by Nicola Davies (illustrated by Laura Carlin) – think about what you can see. Make predictions about the story. 2. Watch Nicola Davies read the book up to: scuttled to their homes like cockroaches (3 min 26 secs into video) https://vimeo.com/73026206 3. Talk to someone about what you know now and about the way the city is portrayed, especially the use of colour and language to describe it. Make a list of the nouns and adjectives up to this point in the story. 4. Write a description of the city in this part of the book. Make your description negative. Use this structure: Introduction sentence Three sentences (or more) describing what you can see in this city packed with negative language choices. Three sentences (or more) describing what you would hear in this city. Repeat your first sentence Enjoy

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
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