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Week 7 - 13.07.20

James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl


Day 1 - Prediction 

Before we start to read the book, we're going to do a little prediction. Look at the front cover and the blurb and then complete the prediction activities below.  

Day 2 - Vocabulary 

Read chapter 1 today and complete the vocabulary activity below. You may also want to follow along with the Youtube clip!

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Read Aloud Chapters 1-6

Day 3 - Comprehension 

You're going to read chapter 2 today and then answer the following questions. Use the extract and the Youtube clip to help with your reading. 


Chapter 1: 

  1. Discuss any words that the children don’t understand and discuss ways to find meaning using a dictionary.
  2. Who is this story about?
  3. What happened to James’ mother and father?
  4. What happened to James when his parents died?
  5. What are Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker like? How do you know?
  6. Read the part that tells us what the ocean is like (p9).


Chapter 2: 

  1. Read paragraph 1 on page 11. What does the word peculiar mean? Why do you think the author used the words in italics before the word peculiar that way?
  2. Find three examples of an adjective. What do they tell you about the story?
  3. Do you want to read the rest of the story?
  4. How does the author encourage you to read the rest of the text?
  5. What do you think the line ‘she was a great white soggy overboiled cabbage’ tells you about Aunt Sponge?

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Read Aloud Chapters 1-6

Day 4 - Visualisation 

Can you draw a picture of the garden using the information on P10-11? OR draw pictures of Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spike? Add labels using quotes from the book to show how you knew what to draw. 


Day 5 - Expanded Noun Phrases

Complete the expanded noun phrases activity sheet 

Challenge: Play around with the position of the noun phrase in the sentence to explore how they can be altered.