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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Reading Activities : Week 5

Evidence:
The purpose of the author, was to retell or talk about
the events from the past. From this story, it’s about how a accident took place and the boy rescued the driver.

Vocabulary:
  • Whooping
  • Yelling
  • Enormous
  • Vanish
  • Thrashed
  • Slinging
  • Dragging
  • Bursting
  • Stronger
  • Hurt

Recount  Writing:
When: Then, Last Summer, something happened
Who: My cousin Jake
What: We watched the truck plement 20 metres into the river below
Where: The bridge was so old
How: Something was splitting and suddenly crack
Why: The bridge broke because it was old, and rusty.

Sentence Structure:
Simple - Jake did wrestling
Compound -He would try out new holds on my, even though he knew I didn’t like it
Complex -  Instead I grabbed the driver’s other arm, and together, we pulled him out into the river and thrashed towards the surface.

Simile and Metaphor:
Simile - No Similes
Metaphor - Slinging his beefy arms across my shoulders

Plan and Write a Recount:
Plan :


5 Questions:
  1. If people knew that the bridge was very old, and unstable. Why did they go across it??
  2. Why didn’t the tractor go a little faster??
  3. If the driver knew that the bridge was about to break, why did he stay in the car
  4. Why didn’t the bridge break with the other trucks and tractors?
  5. Why didn’t the driver think about taking small amounts of hay across the bridge

10 Words:
  • Floundered
  • Caved
  • Glittering
  • Creaking
  • Whooping
  • Hauled
  • Thrashed
  • Groaning
  • Vanish
  • Bursting

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