Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Chapter Chat Display Banner

Hey everyone, check out this Fab free Chapter Chat Display Banner that Twinkl Resoures have made for us! 

To download it you will need to create a free Twinkl account first which only takes seconds! 

Stay tuned for more Twinkl resources soon! 

* NEW * Chapter Chat Display Banner

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Reading Schedule - Chapter Chat 7 - Year 3/4

Tuesdays at the Castle 

Week 1 13th - 17th February - Chapters 1 - 4
Week 2 20th - 24th February - Chapters 5-8
Week 3 27th February - 3rd March - Chapters 9-12
Week 4 - 6th - 10th March - Chapters 13-16
Week 5- 13th - 17th March - Chapters 17-20
Week 6 - 20th - 24th March  - Chapters 21-25

Chapter Chat 7: Y3/4, W1 - Tasks & Questions

13th - 17th February, Chapters 1 - 4

TASKS- Choose from any of the following:

1. TWINKLE TASKS: Click the link to download the free Chapter Chat Twinkl Tasks!
2. ART TASKS: The arrows were as thick as a swarm of bees. Draw your impression of this simile. Can you illustrate any other similes that can create from the first four chapters so far?
3. Draw/make/create the castle Glower.
4. Draw a picture of your mum and write a list of 10 things you know about her.
5. Create a Kahoot quiz with at least 10 questions about the story. Add to it as the story goes on.
6. WRITING TASK: Write a recipe for caramel apples. Perhaps you may even like to make them!
7. RESEARCH images of Royal crests, why are they used? Design the royal crest for the royal carriage.
8. VOCABULARY TASK: Find the meaning for the following words: petition pg1, nincompoop pg3, wittered pg8, slender pg9, admonish pg10, grievance pg12, sergeant pg22, coronation pg22, quavering pg23, emissary pg25.
9. MINECRAFT TASK: Design Castle Glower or one of its rooms using Mine Craft.

1. Can you please share any tasks you have completed this week. Try and leave a comment on someone else's creation.
2. Why do you think the castle grew another room when King Glower was hearing petitions?
3. Why do you think the corridor had no windows in it? Would you like to live in a house with no windows? Why or why not?
4. Celie had a tendency to ‘bounce’, meaning she couldn’t really help it- what things do you have a tendency to do?
5. The king and queen were taking a journey. Why did King Glower the Seventy-ninth and Queen Celina leave the castle on a trip?
6. What was interesting about the small, round room at the top of the stairs?
7. The queen always smelled like strawberries. If you smelt like a fruit, which one would it be and why?
8. Why had Rolf been a good choice to hear the petitions in the King’s absence? Do you think he will do a good job? Why or why not?
9. What terrible thing happened to the King and Queen? What do you think really happened?
10. What do you think of the story so far? What do you think will happen next?


Thursday, 19 January 2017

Twinkl Educational Resources

BREAKING NEWS! Twinkl Educational Resources is going to be joining forces with Chapter Chat this year! 

Twinkle are a company in the UK who make educational resources for schools. They love Chapter Chat so much that they are going to provide free resources for both our Y3/4 and Y5/6 chapter chats.

Each week we will have at least one free Twinkl task in our weekly task list. The first tasks will be up soon!

How cool is that? 

If you want to find out more about Twinkl click here to go to their website.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Chapter Chat 7: Y5/6, W1 - Tasks & Questions

W1 - Chapters 1-7

TASKS - Choose from the following

1. TWINKL TASKS - Click the link to download the free Twinkl Tasks!

2. ART - Based on what you have read so far, draw or paint a picture of the setting. You can use details from the novel to make your representation look realistic, or you can interpret the setting abstractly, using only colors and shapes to give a feeling of the isolated, parched camp.

3. Write a description of Stanley. Illustrate your description with a detailed drawing of Stanley.

4. Make a map of Camp Green Lake. 

5. RESEARCH - Select one of the creatures that inhabit the desert at Camp Green Lake (Lizards, Scorpions or Rattlin’ Snakes) and research about them. Where does it live? What does it eat? What is the most interesting fact about the creature you selected? Present your information in a poster with illustrations.

6. HANDS ON - Dig a hole in your school the exact same size as the holes in the story (5 feet by 5 feet). You could bury a time capsule or some kind of treasure in your hole.

7. VOCABULARY - Find the meaning for the following words. Perseverance p8, Desolate p11, Excavated p34, Preposterous p34, Grimaced p39.

8. WRITING - Make up a set of rules for Camp Green Lake. Include the rules mentioned so far and make up some of your own.

9. MINECRAFT - Use your map from task 3 to create Camp Green Lake on Minecraft. 

Twitter Chat Questions

1. Can you please share any tasks that you have completed this week. Try and leave a reply on someone else's creation.

2. Why does Stanley go to Camp Green Lake? Have you ever been accused on something you didn't do? How do you think Stanley was feeling?

3. Do you think it’s true that digging holes can turn a bad person into a good one? What's something unpleasant that you have done before?

4. The author says that a good inventor needs to have intelligence, perseverance and luck. Do you agree? Explain your answer.

5. Why does Stanley’s great-great Grandfather have a curse on him? Do you believe in curses? 

6. Why do you think the boys prefer to be called by their nicknames at Camp Green Lake? Do you have a nickname? What is it?

7. Stanley feels like he is holding ‘destiny’s shoes’. Do you believe there is such a thing as destiny? Explain.

8. Based on what you have read so far, do you think Stanley has made the right choice in coming to Camp Green Lake? Why? 

9. Stanley feels proud of his first hole when it is finished. Why? Describe a time when you felt proud?

10. What do you think of the story so far? What do you think will happen next?