Thursday, 9 March 2017

Chapter Chat 7: Y5/6, W6 - Tasks & Questions

W6 - Chapters 39-44

TASKS - Choose from the following

1. Draw a picture of Sam, or create a piece of Onion art, or draw your favourite scene from the story.

2. Design a pair of shoes that could be used for survival. Label all the parts on your shoes and explain what they do. TWINKLE TEMPLATE 

3. Choose two characters from Holes. Draw them and, in the table, explain how both characters demonstrate the Key Competencies by giving specific examples from 'Holes'. TWINKL TEMPLATE

4. RESEARCH - Zero wanted to be in the Cub Scouts and his mother was a Girl Scout. Research both these organisations. Does New Zealand have anything similar? Present your findings in a poster.

5. HANDS ON - Create a tune for the “If Only” song. Perform it and record it. OR choose an exciting scene from the story and perform it for the class. Make sure you use props and video it so everyone can see it.

6. VOCABULARY TASK - Find the meaning for the following words: Contritely p179, Delirious p186, Coincidence p187, Inexplicable p190, Precarious p202. 

7. WRITING TASK - Pretend you are the shoes that Zero stole and hit Stanley. Retell your adventure. TWINKL TEMPLATE

8. MINECRAFT TASK - Create the desert, mountain and big thumb.

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 do you think Zero chooses this moment to confess about the stolen shoes? How does Stanley react?

3. What kind of a man do you think Sam is? Why do you think so?

4. Why is Stanley surprised to find the sack of jars and the shovel so far down the mountain? What do you think happened?

5. How do you think Zero feels when he realises that Stanley was blamed for his crime? How would you feel if you were Zero? 

6. Stanley believes it was his destiny to be hit by those falling shoes. What’s the difference between coincidence and destiny? Do you believe in destiny?

7. When he hears Zero’s stories, how does Stanley feel about his own family? How do these stories make you feel?

8. The boys are taking a big risk going back to Camp. Do you think sometimes it is worth taking a risk? Why? 

9. Stanley feels terror rush over him when he sees the compound. Describe a time when you were about to do something that really scared you. 

10. How do you think the boys feel when they hear the warden’s voice? What's going to happen next?

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