Quackenstein Hatches a Family
Think about the book you have just listen to:
What did you think to the book?
What happened in the book?
Did you think it was funny?
Would you recommend it to someone? Who?
Can you rate the book out of 10?
Lesson 4 - Inference
Re-read the last extract from Funny Bones and see if you can answer these questions in your yellow book.
Have a look back at both extracts from the activities above. At the end of the story they decide to scare each other.
Using the beginnings of the sentences below, write three sentences to show how they could scare each other
Lesson 3 - Sequencing
Read this second extract from Funnybones and then try the activity below.
So the big skeleton, the little skeleton and the dog skeleton left the dark dark swings, went out into the dark dark town – and tried to frighten somebody.
The trouble was, there wasn’t anybody. Everybody was in bed. Even the policemen in the police station were in bed. Even the animals in the zoo!
Of course, the skeleton animals were awake.
GEE UP NELLIE
GOOD EVENING ALL… WHO’S A CHEEKY BOY THEN… HAVE A CUP OF TEA… PRETTY POLLY… PUT THE KETTLE ON MOTHER…
"Let’s have a ride on the elephant skeleton,” the little skeleton said.
“Let’s have a word with the parrot skeleton.”
The big skeleton scratched his skull.
“Let’s … keep out of the way of the crocodile skeleton,” he said.
When they were back in the street, and when they still could not find anybody to frighten, the big skeleton said, “What shall we do now?”
The little skeleton scratched his skull. “Let’s frighten each other,” he said.
“That’s better than nothing!”
“Good idea!” the big skeleton said.
Try retelling what happened in the story.
(You could write this in your yellow book or simply tell an adult)
Here are some of the events that happened:
Use these words to help you put the events in order.
Lesson 2 - Prediction Activity
Have another look at the reading activity from yesterday.
Can you remember what happened?
Poor skeleton dog is in pieces and Big skeleton and Little skeleton are trying to put him back together.
Try and predict what might happen next in the story. Think about:
You can either write the next part of the story as if you were the author, write a paragraph telling me what happens next or draw a comic strip to show what could happen next in the story.
I can't wait to read your ideas!
Lesson 1 - Retrieval Activity
Read this short extract from Funnybones and then try the activity below.
The big skeleton and the little skeleton played on the swings.
They threw a stick for the dog.
Suddenly something happened.
The dog skeleton chased the stick, tripped over a park bench, bumped into a tree- "WOOF" – and ended up as a little pile of bones.
“Look at that!” the big skeleton said.
“He’s all come to pieces. What shall we do now?”
“Let’s put him back together again,” the little skeleton said.
So the big skeleton and the little skeleton put the dog skeleton together again.
They sang a song while they did it.
"THE TOE BONE’S CONNECTED TO THE – FOOT BONE!
THE FOOT BONE’S CONNECTED TO THE -LEG BONE!
THE LEG BONE’S CONNECTED TO THE – HIP BONE!
THE HIP BONE’S CONNECTED TO THE – BACK BONE!
Then they got mixed up.
“Is that a toe bone?” the little skeleton said.
“Where does this one go?” said the big skeleton.
Questions: (Write the answers in your yellow book)
Match the character names with what they said:
Quotes from Funnybones