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Reading Activities 29.06.20 - 03.07.20

Grim Tales presented by Rik Mayall - The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids

A lovely story time this week with another fantastic story told by Rik Mayall.

Hope you enjoy it!

Lesson 4 - Word Meaning

 

Read the sentences below and answer the questions.

  • Cake was soon on his way to the party, dressed in his new hat.

 

Which word describes Cake’s hat? ...............................................

  • Cake was a bit nervous when he arrived.

 

Which word shows how Cake was feeling? ...............................................

  • But when everyone saw him, they cheered.

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Which word shows what everybody did when they saw Cake? ...............................................

 

Now look at your answers to the questions above.

  • Can you think of a word that means the same or similar to your answer?
  • Can you think of a word that means the opposite of your answer?

Lesson 3 - Summarise 

 

'Here you go sir' said the shop assistant. 'You'll be irresistible in this.'

'Well thank you very much' said Cake.

He couldn't wait to get home and show Fish his new hat.

'Are you ready?' Cake called from the bathroom. 'Ta-dah!'

'You've cracked it' shouted Fish.

Cake was soon on his way to the party, dressed up in his new hat.

'Deedly-dee, deedly-dum, I’m off to a party to have some fun!'

Cake was a bit nervous when he arrived.

But when everyone saw him, they cheered! 'CAKE’S HERE! A party isn’t a party without CAKE!' they said. And he went in.

 

Below is a list of the events that happen in extract 2.

 

Number the events 1 to 4 in the order that they happened.

Look back at the extract to help you. The first event has been numbered for you.

 

Event Order
Cake showed Fish the hat  
Cake went to the party  
Everyone cheered when Cake arrived  
Cake went home with his new hat 1

Lesson 2 - Inference 

 

Read the extract again and think about Cake’s feelings.

For example:

  • when Cake gets the invitation to the party, he is very excited

  • when Cake is trying on clothes to show to Fish, he may be nervous or embarrassed

  • when Fish suggests that Cake buys a hat, he is happy and relieved

 

Imagine you are Cake at these three points in the story, what would you say?

You can say your ideas out loud or you could write them down.

Remember you are Cake so start with I.

 

When you get the invitation: ................................................... .

 

When you are trying on clothes: ................................................... .

 

When you are going shopping for a hat: ................................................... .

Lesson 1 - Retrieval Activities

 

Read the extract.

 

Cake had just received an exciting invitation.

He’d never been to a party before, so he didn’t know what to expect.

But he was sure about one thing - he wanted to look his best.

Fish didn’t know what Cake should wear.

He had never been to a party either.

'Hmmm…' said Fish.

'Nope.'

'I don’t think so.'

'What about a hat?' suggested Fish.

'Good thinking!' said Cake.

So off Cake went to buy a hat.

Cake tried on lots of hats in the shop, but none of them were quite right.

'Is it for a special occasion?' asked the shop assistant. 'A wedding perhaps?'

'No' said Cake. 'A party.'

'Oh' said the shop assistant. 'In that case I have just the thing.'

And he disappeared out the back.

 

Now have a go at this activity:

 

  1. Read the statements in the table below.
  2. Decide whether each statement is true or false.
  3. If you think the statement is true, put a tick in the true column (or point to it).
  4. If you think the statement is false, put a tick in the false column (or point to it).

 

Statement

True

False

Cake had been to lots of parties before

   

Fish had never been to a party before

   

Cake decided to buy a hat

   
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