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Writing Activities 22.06.20 - 26.06.20

Lesson 4 - Features of a Newspaper Article

 

We are going to pretend that we are newspaper reporters for this part of the book. We will write a report on what happens to Grandma after she takes the medicine. But before we can do that we should have a look at what we need to include in our reports.

 

Can you remember the features of a newspaper report?

Have a look at the report below and see if you can pick out the features. 

 

 

What did you spot?

 

Did you find everything?

 

 

Can you write your own check list of things you will need to include in your article?

 

Lesson 3 - What happens to Grandma?

 

Read Chapter 7 below or watch Part 3 of George's Marvellous medicine. 

 

Use the information in the chapter and the video to finish the list of the changes that happen to Grandma after she takes the medicine.

 

  1.  Grandma yelled ‘oweeeeee’ and her whole body shot up whoosh into the air.
  2. Then down she came again .............
  3. George saw _ _ _ _ _ coming out of her nostrils.
  4. The old hag …
  5. Spouts of _ _ _ _ _ came shooting out of her.
  6. She began _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  up and down in the chair.
  7.  Then she …  
  8.  Her face …
  9.   She stopped  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . She was going down.
  10. She flipped herself out of the chair
  11.  Suddenly ...

  

Challenge:

 

Can you change the list above into a comic strip showing what happens to Grandma after she takes the medicine?

Rik Mayall - Jackanory - George's Marvellous Medicine, Part 3/5

Watch the whole video.

Lesson 2 - Grandma Gets the Medicine

 

The next Chapter in the book is called Grandma Gets the Medicine. This is when George gives Grandma the marvellous medicine. What do you think might happen? 

 

Imagine you are the author Roald Dahl and write the next bit of the story. When Grandma has the medicine what happens to her? Maybe ...

  • She could breath fire.
  • Or she explodes with the biggest of bangs.
  • Perhaps it makes copies of her so there are more Grandma's for George to look after.
  • Or it sends her to a far off land.
  • It could turn her blue or purple or even green.
  • Or turn her into a pig. 

 

Who knows? Let you imagination run wild and try and describe what happens to her in lots of detail. 

 

You could draw a picture of Grandma to go with your description.

Lesson 1 - Brown Paint

 

Have a go at reading chapter 6 'Brown Paint'. Re-read or re-listen to the previous chapters (Videos and documents attached below).

 

Can you write a short summary of what has happened so far?

 

Try to keep your summary to no more that 100 words. You could use the pictures below to help jog your memory or try writing a sentence per picture to tell people what happens in the start of the book. 

 

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Rik Mayall - Jackanory - George's Marvellous Medicine, Part 1/5

https://rikmayallscrapbook.com/ Part One : The Marvellous Plan. What a combination, Rik Mayall and Roald Dahl could it get any better? Fantastic storytelling...

Rik Mayall - Jackanory - George's Marvellous Medicine, Part 2/5

https://rikmayallscrapbook.com/ Part Two : The Cook-Up. What a combination, Rik Mayall and Roald Dahl, does it get any better? Sit back, relax and enjoy part...

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