Chapter 7: Kensuke’s Kingdom

Comprehension

1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?

2) What did Kensuke want to learn?

3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?

4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?

5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?

6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?

7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?

8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”? Explain why.

Challenge

Art challenge

Using the imagery from this paragraph to sketch the inside of Kensuke’s cave.

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  1. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    Kensuke never taught Michael how to paint but however Michael just saw how he had done it.
    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    He wanted to learn how to speak English from Michael.
    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
    I think he does not miss his parents anymore because it has been a long time and he already accepts that he is here.

    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    They learn to trust each other by painting together because they both like it.
    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
    The word silence is repeated because they like using hand gestures because Kensuke does not understand English a lot so they use there hands.

    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    It start with a memory because they have forgotten about what has happened in a long time.

    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    Kensuke gave Michael the chance to paint and Michael gave the chance to teach Kensuke how to talk English.

  2. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    Kensuke taught Michael to paint without speaking, he just showed him how to do it.

    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    Kensuke wanted to learn English from Michael.

    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
    I think Michael no longer misses his parents as Kensuke treats him as if he was his child.

    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other by doing things together like fishing and finding sea shells.
    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?

    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    The chapter starts with a memory because Michael didn’t know what had happened and why he couldn’t move until a minute later.

    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    They have given each other trust and also learning new skills like painting and speaking English.

    8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”? Explain why.
    I think he is a ‘very clever fellow’ because Kensuke knows a lot and also learnt English and remembered it with ease. He also taught Michael how to paint without speaking.

  3. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    Kensuke let Michael watch him and he would watch him for many hours a day.
    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    Kensuke wanted to learn English from Michael.
    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses parents?
    I think Michael doesn’t miss his parents since he does not talk about them much and he is also busy with other things that are happening.
    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    They both help each other and they Kensuke always takes care of Michael.
    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
    To emphasise it and also to create suspense.
    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    To maybe introduce the chapter or to show he is very hungry.
    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    They have earned there trust and they have shared there abilities with each other.
    8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”?
    Yes because he knows the island very well and knows what is wrong and what is right.

  4. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    With ink.

    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    English

    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
    Because kensuke sounds like his father when he sings.

    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    They do things for each other.

    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
    Because of how quiet it was.

    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    Because it is trying to show how long he he’s been on the island for.

    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    Their needs.

    8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”? Explain why.
    He is because he completes his every need and in a smart way.

  5. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    He taught Michael to paint by letting him watch for hours.
    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    He wanted to know how to speak English
    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
    I think Michael no longer misses his parents because he may feel like he is at home and Kensuke calls him ‘Mica’ and he can have fish.
    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    By telling each other their story and teaching them things that they are good at.
    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
    This is that the reader has a bit of suspense of to show that it was really quiet.
    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    This so we know what he is thinking in his mind.
    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    Michael taught Kensuke English and Kensuke taught him how to paint.
    8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”? Explain why.
    I think Kensuke is a good fellow because he is kind-hearted towards Stella and Michael.

  6. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    Michael went to him to learn.
    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    Kensuke wanted to learn how to speak English.
    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
    Michael doesn’t miss his parents anymore because he has spent time with Kensuke and almost forgot about them.
    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    They learn about new things that they didn’t know already and they trust each other.
    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
    The word silence is repeated because the author may have wanted to create suspense.
    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    Because he got stung by a jellyfish in the last chapter.
    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    They have both given each other skills. Michael taught him how to speak English and Kensuke taught Michael how to paint.

  7. 1.He teaches him showing him step by step and making him copy.

    2.He wanted to learn how to speak english.

    3.He no longer miss his parents because Kensuke is now like a parent to him and because he is enjoying his time there.

    4.Michael and Kensuke trust each other.

    5. The word silent is repeated because how quiet it is.

    6. It is starting with a memory because it’s to show the reader what happened in the past.

    7.they have shared there knowledge and skills

  8. He watched him paint.
    He wanted to learn English
    Because he might of lost hope of them finding him.
    By working together and living together.
    Because it is very quiet.
    Because it reminds him what he thinks of
    They have shared skills
    Yes because he built his own cave and made brushes and learnt how to have the orangutans trust.

  9. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    Michael was taught how to paint by watching kensuke paint
    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    Kensuke wanted to learn how to speak English
    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
    Because he has kensukes company
    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    They learn to trust each other by helping the other person learn new things
    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
    To show that it was really quiet
    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    To show that Michael missed being at home
    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    Knowledge as they are teaching each other how to do things they did not know how to do before
    8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”? Explain why.
    Yes because he knows how to make stuff such as paint brushes

  10. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    He let him watch
    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    English
    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
    Because he is too focused on trying to escape and Is used to his parents being gone and has accepted it.
    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    They did work together and earned each other’s trust.
    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
    For suspense and to show how quiet it was
    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    To acknowledge the reader of what had happened in the past.
    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    Knowledge and trust
    8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”? Explain why.
    Yes because h3 knew that the sea was dangerous he knows every fruit and tree on the island as well.

    • Challenge:
      I was lying on a sleeping mat covered in a sheet up to my chin. I tried to sit up to look about me, but I could not move. I tried to turn my neck. I couldn’t. I could move nothing but my eyes.
      He remembered it all he remembered th ejellyfish kensuke the peggy Sue he remembered it all he wondered how he was alive he was drowning but then realised kensuke had saved him.

  11. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    He showed him his paintings and as well he let him watch him paint.
    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    English so he can talk to Michael more often.
    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
    Because he has Kensuke who looks after him
    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    They live together and Kensuke took care of Michael when he was stung so Michael trusts Kensuke now.
    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
    Because Kensuke can’t talk much to Michael as he doesn’t really understand English.
    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    Because Michael is thinking about his parents and what they’ve done for him.
    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    They have shared there skills.
    8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”? Explain why.
    Yes because he knew how to build a bed he could get the orangutans following him and he was really good at painting and making food.

    • 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
      He showed him his painting and then he let him watch him paint.
      2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
      English because he can talk to Michael more.
      3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
      I think because he forgot about his parents and he thinks that Kensuke is like his parents and Kensuke takes care of him too
      4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
      They share things together and caring for each other and trusting each other.
      5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
      To create suspense in the chapter and to show how quite it is and he remember when his dad dip vinegar on his fish.
      6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
      Because he remembers that he got stung by a jellyfish.
      7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
      Michael knows how to speak and Kensuke knows how to speak English and Kensuke knows painting and paying so Michael wants to know too so they learnt from each other while they’re getting along.
      8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”? Explain why.
      He owns that island and he know how to build furniture and tools and Michael is dum and wants to be smart like him too

  12. 1) He made ink.
    2) How to speak English.
    3) He had fun.
    4) Teamwork
    5) It is quiet.
    6) Because he remember when his dad dip vinegar on his fish.
    7) Respect.
    8)Yes because he has a place hear.

  13. 1) How did Kensuke teach Michael to paint?
    By letting him watch when he was painting.
    2) What did Kensuke want to learn?
    Kensuke wanted to learn how to speak English.
    3) Why do you think Michael no longer misses his parents?
    No because he has adapted to not have them around and also that kensuk3 is always looking after him.
    4) How do Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other?
    Michael and Kensuke learn to trust each other by sharing their things and working together.
    5) Why is the word “silence” repeated?
    Because it is very quite and they want to build suspense.
    6) Why does the chapter start with a memory?
    Because in the previous chapter Michael remebred getting stung by a jelliyfish.
    7) What have Michael and Kensuke given each other?
    The have gave each other skills on how Michael knows how to speak English and ie sucked knows how to paying.
    8) Do you think Kensuke is a “very clever fellow”? Explain why.
    Because he k owns how to make a paintbrush/ knows every fruit on the island.

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