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This Term we are reading A Necklace of Raindrops by Joan Aiken



Text Synopsis:

The short stories in this collection are whimsical yet moralistic and have such lovely examples of literary language interwoven with humour. Each story is relatively short, supporting comprehension- development and understanding of story- plot and structure. Because Joan Aiken is the sole author of the anthology, this affords us a great opportunity to compare pieces by the same author in terms of style, use of literary devices and themes.


The central most objective developed through this comprehension sequence is around themes with use of language and deriving meaning from context close behind. However, thorough coverage of all relevant National Curriculum objectives has been planned for so that no opportunity is wasted.



We will be using our Reading VIPERS to help us to answer questions.


Reading is one of the most important things you can do to improve your education. You need to remember to read at least 3 times a week and write your reading down in your Reading Record. Your parents also need to sign to say they agree with the amount of times you are reading.


Parents, it is also helpful if you listen to your child read at least once or twice in a week just to check they are reading properly. Below there is a list of reading prompts questions to support you and your child reading at home.



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