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Literacy Homework

Published Wednesday, January 12, 2011.
Last updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Due Friday 14th January

This week in class we read the first chapter of "The Journey to the River Sea", by Eva Ibbotson. I think it is a wonderful novel, and I am going to be reading the rest over the next few weeks in class.

In your red homework book, complete one of the following tasks:

  • Imagine what Maia must be thinking as she sets off on her journey to live in Brazil. Write a diary entry describing her thoughts.
  • Use the internet to research the author and write down key information about her.
  • Use the internet to research the town of Manaus (where Maia is going to meet the family) and write a fact file about it.
  • Write a list of advantages and disadvantages of Maia leaving London to go and live in Brazil.
  • Write a journal entry or description of Maia's journey to the Amazon.
  • Imagine what Mr and Mrs Carter, Beatrice and Gwendolyn are like. Write paragraph describing them.
  • Write a prediction of what you think Maia's life will be like in her new home - Will she get along with her new family? What will her house be like? Will she go to school every day?

 For all of these tasks, the optional extra is to add an illustration.


Comment By Arianna 

Can we e-mail the homework to you

Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Comment By Grace 

the front cover looks so beautiful.

Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Comment By Ms Jo 

If you have a printer at home, please print out your homework. Otherwise email it me and I can print it for you - make sure you name and class is on the sheet please.

Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Comment By Gloy 

It does look really cool

Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Comment By Talia Scott 

That looks like a good book. I miss you all and am so excited to see you in April.

Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011
Comment By Ms Jo 

We all miss you too Talia. If you want me to give any of the class your email address, just email me and I will pass it onto them. I hope you are enjoying your new school

Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011
Comment By Shayomi Tia 

I am so happy we are reading that book again!! Last time I read it, I wasn't really that interested in the story, but now, since we are on the topic I am keen to read on!

Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011
Comment By gloy 

Talia send us some pictures of duhbai

Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011