This week , we want you to complete reading and writing activities based on a story called The Game. It has a similar plot to a book called Jumanji (which was also made into a film).
In 1981 Chris Van Allsberg wrote Jumanji. In the story, a brother and sister discover a game that turns fiction into real life. Whatever square you land on in the game, brings a new challenge to overcome. Worst still, the challenge
becomes a reality for everyone around.
Type this into Google (but first check with an adult that it's okay to do this):
Watch this movie trailer. This is a link to the original movie trailer for Jumanji in 1995 and you can see the consequences of playing the game!
After you have watched the Jumanji trailer, I would like you to read the first part of The Game. Read up to page 5 of the attached document and complete the prediction activity.
After this, read the rest of the story up to page 7. The last activity I want you to do is to write down or underline any words you didn't understand and work out what they mean (this is the same clarify activity we do in reciprocal reading) .
As reminder, there are three main ways we work out the meaning (clarify) of a word we don't understand in a text:
a) Re-read the sentence the word is in and re-read the sentence before and after;
b) Word within a word ;
c) Use a dictionary.
You can also listen to an audio recording or The Game on the following link:
Now, don't do any more activities until tomorrow!