Year 7 and 8 Reading HW

This is the first set of work from the snow day work.

If you have already completed it you will not need to do it again.

 

Task 1: Read the passage below and answer the following questions in your exercise books using full sentences.

He sniffed. There was a foreign smell in the Wood … like petrol and fireworks.

Funny – it wasn’t Guy Fawkes yet. Some kids must have been messing about.

As he pressed on, the smell grew stronger. There must be an awful lot of petrol.

Something was blocking out the light through the branches. A new building; a

secret army base; a new anti-aircraft gun? He couldn’t quite see, except that it 5

was black.

And then he saw, quite clearly at the top, a swastika, black outlined in white. He

didn’t know whether to run towards it or away. So he stayed stock-still, listening.

Not a sound … except the buzzing of flies. The angry way they buzzed off dogdirt

when you waved your hand over it. It was late in the year for flies, thought 10

Chas.

He moved forward again. It was so tall, like a house, and now it was dividing

into four arms, at right angles to each other …

He burst into the clearing. It was the tail of an aeroplane: the German bomber

that had crashed onto the laundrette. At least, most of it had crashed on the 15

laundrette. The tail, breaking off in the air, had spun to earth like a sycamore

seed. He’d read of that happening in books. He could also tell from books that

this aeroplane had been a Heinkel HX 111.

Standard Questions:

1) What could the young boy smell? (Paragraph 1)

2) What is the young boy called? (Paragraph 2)

3) Give an example of a simile (Paragraph 3)

4) What type of aeroplane has the young boy found? (Paragraph 4)

5) Where had the German bomber crashed? (Paragraph 4)

Challenge Questions:

6) How does the opening sentence engage the reader?

7) Why has the writer used semi colons in the opening paragraph?

8) How is the writer’s use of ellipsis (…) effective in this

 

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Years 9-11 Reading HW – First set of exam questions on the English work

http://www.sjcs.org.uk/school-life/school-closure-work/  – Find the work here

To reward those of you who did the snow work, you won’t have to redo.

Complete the questions on Tell Tale Heart.

Year 9 and 10 – Complete questions 1-3

Year 11 – Complete questions 2- 4

Year 11 Reading Homework Due Monday 26th February

Read the extract carefully. Then complete the questions required.

Paper 2A HUNTING – Year 11 – Q1,3 and 4

Question 1: Read the question and identify the lines carefully.  Simply shade in the circle in the box next to all of the ‘true’ statements.

Question 3: You will need to read the source carefully and identify how language has been used to describe the guerrilla.

Although it doesn’t state it in the question, you should comment on the impact of individual words and phrases, language techniques and (only if there is something meaningful to say) sentence forms.

Remember in each paragraph to: statement + quotes + inferences + effect on reader + zoom in + writer’s purpose

The mark scheme 

  • Explain the effect of language – What does it make the reader think, feel or imagine?
  • Use evidence – Short and appropriate quotations.  For each of these zoom in on the language – what are the connotations of individual words? What is the writer’s purpose?
  • Use subject terminology – Be specific.

 

Question 4: Read both sources.  

For this question, you need to refer to the whole of Source A together with the whole of Source B.

Compare how the writers convey their different ideas and perspectives of the world of working women. In your answer, you could:

  • compare their different ideas and perspectives
  • compare the methods they use to convey their ideas and perspectives
  • support your response with references to both texts.

[16 marks]

My advice?

  1. Figure out the MAIN difference (or similarity depending on the Q) between the 2 texts;
  2. Find your evidence for that main difference form both sources- what method has been used?
  3. Find smaller differences between the 2 texts;
  4. Find the evidence from both sources and the methods used.

Remember paragraph structures: 

  • Comparative statement + source A statement + quotes + inferences + effect on reader + zoom in + writer’s purpose
  • Connective + Source B statement + quotes + inferences + effect on reader + zoom in + writer’s purpose

The mark scheme

  • Compare ideas and perspectives – Use comparison discourse markers
  • Explain how methods are used – What does it make the reader think, feel or imagine?
  • Use evidence – Short and appropriate quotations.  For each of these zoom in on the language – what are the connotations of individual words?
  • Clear understanding of different perspectives – What is the writer’s purpose?

Year 9 and 10 Reading Homework – due Monday 26th February

Read the extract carefully. Then complete the questions required.

Year 10 Reading HW Hunting Q1 and 3

Question 1: Read the question and identify the lines carefully.  Simply shade in the circle in the box next to all of the ‘true’ statements.

Question 3: You will need to read the source carefully and identify how language has been used to describe the guerrilla.

Although it doesn’t state it in the question, you should comment on the impact of individual words and phrases, language techniques and (only if there is something meaningful to say) sentence forms.

Remember in each paragraph to: statement + quotes + inferences + effect on reader + zoom in + writer’s purpose

The mark scheme

  • Explain the effect of language – What does it make the reader think, feel or imagine?
  • Use evidence – Short and appropriate quotations.  For each of these zoom in on the language – what are the connotations of individual words?
  • Use subject terminology – Be specific.