Chapter 3: Kensuke’s Kingdom

Comprehension:

1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?

2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?

3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?

4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?

5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?

6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?

7) What is the purpose of the chapter?

8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?

Challenge:

Art challenge:

Create a scrap book showing his journey.
Draw a world map outline and annotate the dates and what Michael saw along the way.

31 thoughts on “Chapter 3: Kensuke’s Kingdom

  1. 1.October 11th
    2.He learns that the sharks don’t eat humans but only eat fish and that they are 30 to 40metres long.
    3.He wasn’t aloud because the sea was very rough those two days and it was dangerous.
    4.His feelings changed to happy and excited to worried and scared.

  2. 1) Micheal saw Africa on the 11th of October.

    2) He learns the basking sharks do not eat people and that they only eat fish and plankton.

    3) He wasn’t allowed to keep watch on day 1 and 2 because in the text it says that the sea was being very rough and kept moving them around. (Gale 9 and Force 10)

    4) His feelings change from happy and excited to worried and scared during the chapter.

    5) He might mean that is family may have been exaggerating how much they had sailed to reach their destination.

    6) It makes me feel shocked as he has just fallen into the sea without being able to shout or scream for help.

    7) The purpose of the chapter may be to show how he managed to get to Kensukes Kingdom and the different events that happened before it.

    8) I think he might still be near Australia or maybe Africa as his family have started to head back to were they were before.

  3. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    October 11

    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    They are big they don’t eat humans but they do eat fish.

    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    The ocean had tankers in it.

    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    He goes from happy to shocked.

    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    It means that they are acting strangely.

    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    That something is going to happen to Michale soon.

    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    To expand the story and add in more details.

    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    I think they are in Australia.

  4. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    October 11

    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    They don’t eat people.

    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    Because of the wires.

    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    He goes from excited to anxious.

    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    They are crazy.

    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    It makes me want to read the next chapter because of the suspense in it.

    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    The purpose is to tell us about the night before his birthday.

    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?

  5. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    On October 11

    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    That shark don’t eat human just fish and plank-ton

    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?

    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?

    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?

    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?

    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?

    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?

  6. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    It was on the 11 October

    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    They don’t eat people just fish and plankton.

    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on
    They would not let him.he don’t know why
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?

    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?

    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?

    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?

    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?

  7. 1#)On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    It was October 11th when Michael first saw Africa when he was at the west coast

    2#)What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    Michael learnt that basking sharks are 30-40 metres in length and do not eat humans but they eat different type of plankton and fish.

    #3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    Michael was not able to and not allowed to keep watch on day 1 and 2 because the channel was filled with tankers(ships that transport gases and liquids across the ocean.

    #4)How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    At the start Michael felt quite worried because his mother had stomach cramps that were not severe but still hurt but after his mother stopped having stomach pains he felt happy and relieved.

    #5)Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    I think Michael means that his family was acting unusual and weird.

    #6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    It builds suspense because we will not know what happens next unless we carry on reading

    #7)What is the purpose of the chapter?
    I think the purpose of this chapter was to reflect on what Michael was seeing and doing and then expand and create suspense so that the reader carries on after being told what has happened to Michael.

    #8)I think Michael will end up on a stranded island which will be called Kensuke Kingdom.

  8. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    Michael saw Africa on October 11th.
    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    That they don’t eat people.
    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    The wind generator and rudder cables were still sticking.
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    He gets more busy since he can’t write in his diary and he probably feels exausted.
    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    They might be crazy to do the trip.
    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    It is suspense and it makes you want to read the next part.
    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    It is the build up to the problem when he disappears
    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    I think Michael is near Australia.

  9. On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    October the 11th .

    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    That they are enormous.

    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    Michel wasent aloud because they were tankers .

    How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    l think they changed by happy and sad about when he wasn’t aloud to keep watch out .

  10. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    Micheal first saw Africa on the October 11th.
    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    Micheal learns and says that “They’re massive, but they don’t eat people just fish and plan-kton.”
    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    Micheal wasn’t allowed to keep watch on day 1 and day 2 because on the first page of the chapter it says that either his mum or his dad were taking turns.
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    Micheals feelings change throughout the chapter because it went from normal to worried.
    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    He might mean insane or something.
    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    It makes some people want to read on.
    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    The purpose of the chapter might be to create the problem in the sentence
    which is him falling of the yacht.
    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    I think Micheal is in the Pacific Ocean because the Pacific Ocean surrounds Australia.

    Challenge
    The Herculean beeeze, turquoise sky(,)and scorching sun to dry out things.

  11. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    The day that Michael first saw Africa was on October 11th
    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    Michael learns that basking sharks are massive but don’t eat humans whereas they eat fish and planktons.
    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    Michael wasn’t allowed to keep watch in days 1 and 2 because the channel was full of tankers.
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    I think Michael first felt curious, then felt calm and content. At the end Michael felt furious with Stella Artois.
    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    I think Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters” because maybe hatters my act crazy and mad.
    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    The effect that the last sentence have on me is that Michael is bitter-freezing with Stella in the cold of the sea and that he can’t scream for help.
    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    The purpose of this chapter is to show the journey from Southampton to where Michael and Stella had been dropped.
    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    I think Michael would be in the Coral Sea

  12. 1. October 11 🍁🎃
    2. Her mom written it in her book and draw a diagram and he looked them up and they are massive but they don’t eat people they eat only fish and plankton. 📖🦈
    3. It was full of tankers 🛳⛴
    4. He felt happy 😁😀
    5. He described them crazy 🤪😝
    6. It builds suspence 😥😓
    7. What’s he’s feeling through 🫀🖤
    8. Australia 🇦🇺 🦘

  13. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    He seen it on October 11.
    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    Michael learns that basking sharks are massive.
    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    The channel was full of tankers.
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    At the start Michael feels very excited but at the end he feels shocked and scared.
    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    He means that his family is acting crazy.

    • 1. October 11,
      2. They are massive and they eat fish not people.
      3. The channel was very full of tankers.
      4. At the beginning he was exited but then he became shocked and frightened.
      5. He describes them as crazy.
      6. In my opinion it creates suspense.
      7. It is to show that u should always be careful.
      8. I think he has reached Australia.

  14. 1) On what day did Michael see Africa?
    Michael sees Africa on October 11th

    2) What does Michael learn about the sharks?
    He learnt that sharks are 30-40 meters in length.

    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch for 1-2 days?
    Michael wasn’t allowed to keep watch for 1-2 days because the sea was full of tankers so it was dangerous.

    4) How does Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    Michael was first calm then he was shocked then he was surprised.

    5) Michael describes his family as ‘mad hatters’. What does he mean?
    He means they are crazy.

    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    That Michael is in danger and it creates suspense.

    7) What is the purpose of this chapter?
    That you should always be careful.

    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    I think he has just reached Australia.

  15. 11 October .
    That they were not massive and large.
    Because there were boats and a lot of them.
    He is happy bu then scared because he drowns.
    Insane and crazy.
    It really builds up the suspense.
    It says what happens to mum and Michael and Stella drown.
    They were coming back from Australia so maybe around Indonesia or Madagascar.

  16. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    Michael seen Africa on the 11th of October.

    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    He learnt that they are massive.

    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    Michael wasn’t allowed to keep watch because the sea was full of tankers.

    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    Michael felt happy throughout the chapters.

    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    He described his family as mad hatters -describes them like crazy.

    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    The last sentence builds up suspense as something strange happened.

    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    The purpose of the chapter is that it show what he is experiencing
    .
    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    I think Michael has reached back at Australia.

  17. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    He saw Africa on the 11th of October.
    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    Michael learns that basking sharks are massive but don’t eat people, they eat fish and plankton.
    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    Michael wasn’t allowed to keep watch on the first 2 days because the Channel was full of tankers.
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    At the start of the chapter,Michael was worried about his mum had stomach cramps but at the end of it, he felt happier because his mum didn’t have the stomach cramps anymore.

  18. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    October 11
    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    They just eat fish
    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    Channel was full of tankers
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    He was happy to sad
    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    Crazy
    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    Suspense
    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    To tell everyone what’s he’s going through
    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    Australia

  19. 1) October 11
    2)Micheal knows that there massive don’t eat people they just eat fish and plankton.
    3)”Even Mum and dad took watch on the first to nights,”Micheal states.
    4)He starts to enjoy it as his mum and dad are happy he can spend lots of time with his family overall he loves it.
    5)Because his family are going beserk over what he did.
    6)That he really enjoyed this.
    7)To describe his adventure.
    8)An abandoned island.

  20. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    He first gos there on October 11.
    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    30-40 metres in length.

  21. 1. October 11.
    2. Micheal learnt that Basking sharks don’t eat home however they eat fish and plankton.
    3. This is because it says in the book “either mum and dad took turns on watch the first two nights.”
    4. It changes as he is having fun first however during the end his happiness faded away.

  22. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    October 11
    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    Their massive and don’t eat people.
    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    He didn’t know why he wasn’t allowed.
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    Michel felt curious and anxious.

  23. 1) October 11th was the day that Michael saw Africa.
    2) Michael found out that basking sharks are massive but they don’t eat people. (Just fish and plankton)
    3) Michael didn’t know why he wasn’t aloud to keep watch.
    4) Michael was sad during the start of the chapter because his mum had stomach cramps however towards the end of the chapter, Michael is happy that his parents aren’t arguing until he falls in the ocean
    5) He described them as this be cause they are completely insane.
    6)The effect the last sentence has is that it implies that he hadn’t had enough time to even be heard.

  24. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    October 11
    2) What does Michael learn about basking Sharks?
    He learns that they are massive.
    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    He doesn’t know why he’s not allowed.
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    He turned happy as he played football and saw another Yacht so he was excited.
    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    He means they are crazy as they say they let each other win but they want to win.
    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    It tells me that he was so cold he could even move.
    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    The purpose is that you shouldn’t be out without a safety harness.
    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    I think he is in a Island around Australia.

  25. 1. The date Michael visited Africa was 11 of October
    2. Michael learnt that basking sharks do not eat humans however they eat fish.
    3. Mom or dad either took watch because they were planning on sailing 200 miles per day however if they made 50 miles a day they were lucky.
    4. Soon after the start Michael was happy as he had saw Africa on 11 of October however when Stella fell out the ship and dad was having to reach for her Michael was very worried. After that towards the end Michael was very sad after Stella was barking and the football went away and
    disappeared that he received from Eddie.
    5. Michael described his family as mad as hatters this mean they are doing something which is to be unexpected or crazy.
    6. The last sentence effect shows Michael is worried and scared as he does not have his safety harness on and is in the water.
    7. The purpose is this chapter was to so far reflect on everything that had happened and expand on the story more.
    8. I think Michael is far from the boat in the cold water however soon will end up on a stranded island.

  26. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    Michael first saw Africa on October 11.

    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    That Basking Sharks are very big and they only eat fish and plankton.

    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    Because it was stormy and gloomy which was dangerous.

    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    At the start he was very excited but then a lot of storms came up and at the end he fell of the boat

    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    Everyone is all going crazy on the boat.

    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    Suspence…

    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    To always be safe when there’s a storm.

    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    I think Michael is in Australia.

  27. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    Michael sees Africa on October 11th.

    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    They are massive.

    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    The sea was full of tankers and it was dangerous.

    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    He goes from calm to shocked and surprised.

    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    He means they are acting weird and unusual.

    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    The last sentence builds up suspense as we do not know what happened to him

    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    This chapter tells what Michael is seeing and what’s happening to him.

    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    I think Michael is going to float to another island, which Kensukes Kingdom was.

  28. 1) On what date did Michael first see Africa?
    October 11
    2) What does Michael learn about basking sharks?
    There 30-40 metres in length
    3) Why wasn’t Michael allowed to keep watch on days 1 and 2?
    The channel was full of tankers and his mum and dad took turns taking watch
    4) How do Michael’s feelings change during the chapter?
    He felt happy then we he was drowning he was really scared
    5) Michael describes his family as “mad as hatters”. What does he mean?
    Really amazed and crazy
    6) What effect does the last sentence have on you?
    That Micheal is about to drown
    7) What is the purpose of the chapter?
    Of Micheal visiting his uncle John in Australia
    8) Where in the world do you think Michael is?
    Australia
    Challenge:
    When Micheal was at Australia he saw the fantastic kangaroos that threw punches father than a cheetah while boxing

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