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Read chapter 1 of 'How to Train Your Dragon.' There is a word document attached as well as a video of Cressida Cowell (author) reading the chapter. You could listen to the chapter first and then try to read it yourself, practising reading with fluency and expression. Once you have read the chapter, can you answer the following comprehension questions?

 

1. What was the soldier in charge called?

2. How many parts are there to the D.I.T test?

3.What does Fishlegs have an allergy to?

4.Why must Hiccup be in charge of leading the other boys?

5. What does 'exile' mean?

Cressida reads How to Train Your Dragon: Chapter 1

Vocabulary

Complete the vocabulary grids for the words 'solemn' and 'sinister.' Both words can be found on p.2 of the handout of chapter 1.

 

Grammar

Complete one of the activities below for conjunctions.

Conjunction = A type of connective that joins clauses. Co-ordinating conjunctions include ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘so’. Subordinating conjunctions include ‘because’, ‘if’ and ‘until’.

 

1. Underline the conjunctions in the sentences below.

 

 

2. Help to finish the fairy tale sentences by adding a subordinate clause to the end of each one. Use the conjunctions in the box below to extend the sentences.
e.g. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, whilst the King's horses approached.

 

Writing

Write a prediction about what you think is going to happen next in the story. Can you use a range of conjunctions in your sentences?

 

Spelling

                 Set 1                                                                                         Set 2

                 could                                                                                        perhaps
                 would                                                                                        popular
                 should                                                                                      position
                 class                                                                                       possession
                 grass                                                                                       sentence
                  pass                                                                                       separate
                  cold                                                                                         special
                  gold                                                                                         though
                  told                                                                                         thought
                  hold                                                                                         through

 

Use a dice or choose numbers randomly to decide how to practise your spellings, following the template below. Try 3 of the activities for each word.

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