Chapter 1: Kensuke’s Kingdom

Comprehension

1) How does Gran describe the plan?

2) What effect does redundancy have on this family?

3) How do you think Michael and his mother feel when father reveals his plan?

4) Why does his father keep the plan “deliberately mysterious?”

5) Is “tyrant” a good word to describe mother?

6) What effect does this opening have on the reader?

Challenge:

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  1. 1) Gran describes the plan as ridiculous and reckless.
    2)the parents lost their job.
    3)they thought it was a waste of money
    4) I think he kept it a mystery because he wanted it to be a surprise.
    5)I do not believe that tyrant is a good word to describe the mother as a Tyrant is a controlling person.
    6) there is a mysterious effect because it says I disappeared before my twelfth birthday.

  2. 1. How does Gran describe the plan?
    Gran said it reckless and irresponsible

    2. What effect does redundancy have on this family?
    Lose The parent jobs
    He can’t play football with his friends
    They don’t go on the boat in Sunday

    3. How do you think Michael and his mother feel when father reveals his plan?
    Surprise because it was a boat called Peggy sue

    4.Why does his father keep the plan “deliberately mysterious?”
    He was being mysterious on purpose because he want to show a clue to him and the mom

    5. Is “tyrant” a good word to describe mother?
    Yes because it will make her feel better.

    6. What effect does this opening have on the reader?
    A good life because he play football with his friends he go on a boat in ever Sunday and his parents have jobs.

  3. 1) How does Gran describe the plan?
    Gran describes the plan as ridiculous and reckless.
    2) What effect does redundancy have on this family?
    The effect the redundancy has on this family is that the dad became more gloomy and mum became more silent and also didn’t go sailing anymore.
    3) How do you think Michael and his mother feel when father reveals his plan?
    I think Michael and his mum feels like shocked that his dad told them after buying the boat because when they found out they were speechless that they were living on a boat from then on.
    4) Why does his father keep the plan “deliberately mysterious?”
    He was being mysterious on purpose because he wanted to show a clue for mum and Michael.
    5) Is “tyrant” a good word to describe mother?
    It is a good word to describe the mother because it tells us that she is a fierce and independant women.
    6) What effect does this opening have on the reader?
    The effect that has this on reader is that they would want to know more and get to know what happens next.

  4. 1) How does Gran describe the plan?
    Gran describes the plan as ridiculous, reckless and was full of doom. She also said that there would there would be pirates and icebergs stoping the journey as long as supertankers, freak waves and so on.
    2) What effect does redundancy have on this family?
    Redundancy has affected this family by helping them through their troubles and inspiring them together to do better in life.
    3) How do you think Michael and his mother feel when father reveals his plan?
    They thought it through and thought that it could actually work as the Mum of Michael was going to have her gran come along even though her Gran thought that is was a terrible idea.
    4) Why does his father keep the plan “deliberately mysterious?”
    So he can surprise them and get then curious/ eager to know what going on.
    5) Is “tyrant” a good word to describe mother?
    It depends on the mothers behaviour.
    6) What effect does this opening have on the reader?
    It might share his life experience or it might what happens in his country.

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