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Chapter 23 audio

Reading

 

Chapter 23 – Crowning Glory, p. 274- 287

 

Vocab check:  majestically, barbaric, chided, armoured, decoys, distinguished, simultaneously, instinctively, penetrating, momentum, relegated

 

Are immortal punishments barbaric?

Why do you think Aphrodite is chosen to create a distraction?

How does Hypnos ‘even the teams’?

What hides the Olympians from view?

Why does Hermes stop being able to fight?

Writing

L.O. I can use personification

 

 

Lockdown Park

Before

Christchurch Park watches and waits

Suddenly, squealing children enter, laughing.

The rope swing giggles.

The slide smiles

The rope bridge tense.

Another child skids down the slide, grinding to a sudden halt.

The gentle thump, thump, thump of children jumping on the rope bridge

provides a steady heartbeat.

Steel chains squeak in rhythm, providing a welcome tune.

Christchurch Park sighs and smiles.

 

Read through yesterday's poem again.  In the poem, objects  have been brought to life by giving them human emotions and actions.  This is called personification. For example,

The slide smiles

The slide is not really smiling.  The writer has made the slide seem like it is alive by making it do what the people do – people smile!

 

Let’s make two lists.  Try and add at least 5 more examples.

List things you find in a playground or park (nouns)

List things you do (verb)

Tip: try words for 'look' or 'said'

Swing

 

slide

 

rope bridge

 

grass

 

bench

 

see-saw

 

climbing frame

 

?

Laugh

 

Giggle

 

Dance

 

Sing

 

Moan

 

Scream

 

Whisper

 

Chant

 

Stare

?

 

Now choose one word from each list and put them together to make a sentence that brings the park to life!

 

For example,

The swings giggled

The rope bridge chanted a bouncy tune

The grass whispered secrets.

 

Try and make your poem ten lines long.

 

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