Today we are reading chapter 5 purely for the enjoyment of reading. We hope you enjoy reading it - the drama is building quickly.
This week we are spending our English lessons finding out as much as we can on Captain Edward Smith. At the end of the week, we will be writing our own short biography on him.
In this lesson, we are going to watch clips about him to make notes. It is always good to watch the clips through once and then repeat and pause as you go.
Today, we are going to have our SPAG lesson. We are going to revise pronouns.
In school, we talked a lot on Tuesday about the pronouns we might want to use in our biographies and we discussed in particular why the word 'it' was a pronoun.
We verbalised sentences to support this such as: 'It began to sink.' It in this sentence being used to replace the proper noun 'The Titanic'.
Take a look at the PowerPoint, BBC Bitesize which has a clip and short activities and enjoy the videos below. After that, try and see how many pronouns you can identify in just one page taken from our class book in the challenge attached!
Today we are going to plan our biographies on Captain Edward J. Smith. We have spent a lot of time chatting about him in school. We found lots of the myths surrounding him really interesting. We even got into the blame game - was it his fault for the ship sinking!
Finding out his father died when he was 14 and that he died when his daughter was 14 was also a fact we discovered. I know you all found out lots too.
Today, spend some time organising your notes into chronological order.
Remember, when we plan, it does not need to be full sentences.
You should be incorporating that wonderful vocabulary you spent time considering; remember to include various pronouns so as not to repeatedly say Captain Edward Smith throughout your biography.
Today we are writing our biographies on Captain Edward J. Smith up using our planning sheet.
You can choose to type your biography on j2office or use the pdf attached or write it on your own paper. However you do it is fine.
Remember it is really important to proof read your work and check spellings and punctuation.
It would be a good idea to look and see if you have included the features of a biography we have revised this week.