Class 5 Red Blog 17-18

The Iron Man Reading Comprehension

Bronze:

  1. What do you think the word Brink in line 4 means? Use your inference skills.
  2.  In lines 4-8, the author uses a lot of similes to describe the Iron Man. What effect does similes have on the reader?
  3. Why do you think the Iron Man stepped off the cliff?
  4. Why do you think the author repeats the word crashed?
  5. Find and copy an example of personification.
  6. Does the extract make you want to read more of the book The Iron Man?

Silver:
Analyse how the author has used adjectives, verbs and adverb combinations. Do you think it is effective? Do you think the author could have changed the text to make it more effective? Explain how.

Gold: Write the next part of the story using the style that the author uses. Ensure you use figurative language, expanded noun phrases and verb/adverb combinations.

29 thoughts on “The Iron Man Reading Comprehension

  1. I can infer that this means the very edge of the tall cliff.
    It has a big impact on the reader because the person image or picture the scene.
    I think he fell of the cliff because of his heavy uniform that he was wearing.
    To build tension the author thought use repetition and repeat words.
    “The wind sang” (human characteristics )
    Yes it intrest and I want read more.
    Silver
    I think this effective because it describes not only the setting but what’s around Iron man. I think he can improve it by differentiate the sentence openers and adverbials .

  2. 1.) I think brink means that he stood at the very edge of the cliff which made him fall

    2.)I think the effect of all of the figurative language will make the reader more intrested in the story and it helps the reader imagine that he is heroic

    3.) I think he repeats crashed because when he fall there will be rocks and iron
    man hit them all that will help the reader imagine he falls of a cliff

    4.). I think he falls of the cliff because he was at the very edge and the floor was slippy so then he lost his balance so then he died

    5.) he was hearing the sea because you can hear the sea so it’s personification

    6.)I want to read more of the book because it doesn’t tell you anything after he falls of the cliff

    Silver
    The author used adjectives similes adverb and verb combinations to like make the story extract more effective and describe iron man in more detail
    I think the author could have changed the story by when he falls he just stops there to make the story

    Gold
    After the rusty powerful iron man fell a man who saw him and sang a special , Malicious spell to magically to put iron man back together after iron man fell as soon as he got put together he started to save the world as that’s his job
    After he fell he learnt his lesson not to stand on the edge of a cliff because you will die

  3. Bronze:
    1) I think the word brink means at the top of the cliff because he was the spotlight.
    2) The effect is that it makes it more descriptive and describes him in a better way
    3) I think he stepped of the cliff because he wanted to go and see the world and see if there’s any trouble.
    4) I think he repeats it so the text sounds more dramatic.
    5) ” His eyes like headlamps, glowed white, then red, then infa – red searching the sea.”
    6) Yes it makes me want to read more because it has lots of description that makes it more effective.

    Silver:
    1) Eveytime the author says something important he describes it by using adjectives, verbs and adverbs which makes it more effective.
    2) I think it is more effective because it makes you want to read more of the text.
    3) I don’t think the author needs to use any more adjectives because then it would be too descriptive to read.

    Gold:
    1) The next morning, iron man woke up to be surrounded by HUMANS .. He was so confused to be in this position! What could he do? Where could he go! It was a disaster!

  4. 1)I think it means it was very dark and you couldn’t see a thing.
    2)the similes make the reader know that he is not normal.
    3)he walked of the cliff because he never ever saw the sea .
    4)because the iron man is falling down the cliff.
    5)the sea went on boiling and booming.
    6)Yes it does because it’s interesting.

    Silver
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    The author used adjectives in lots of the smilies and did expanded noun phases.
    The author used verbs carefully in the part where he falls down using adverbs.

    Gold
    —————
    He lay there silently… waiting for someone to find him .

  5. 1) I think the word blink means the very lightest.
    2) The affects is that it is more descriptive and more fun to read.
    3) I think that he jumped off to see more of the things in the world than just the sea.
    4)I think the author used crashed a lot of times to make it VERY clear.
    5)I think the this is an exp ale of personification: “Chewing away at the edge of the rocky beach.”
    6)I want to read it more as it has loads of description and it’s interesting.

    Silver…
    Everytime when the author says Iron man they add a verb or adjective. I think that it is effective as it puts more description in the text.I don’t think the author has to change anything because she/he has added description,verbs and personification.

    Gold
    The next morning,Iron man had woken up…Then his first sight was humans.He stood up uncomfortably. He didn’t know what to do! Should he go somewhere els?or should he not? He was confused…

  6. 1)I think it means at the very edge of the cliff. This means he stood at the edge of the clif

    2)The effect on the reader is to make the reader more interested and f ind what is going to happen next.

    3)I think he stepped of the cliff because he didn’t know what was under him.

    4)I think he used the word crashed because he wanted to show how many times he crashed.

    5)”He was the hearing the sea “is an example of personification

    6)Yes because it uses similies and personification.

    Silver challenge

    The author has range of adjectives and adverbs after verb.I think it is effective because he used lots of effective language.I think he can not change it because it is good.

    Gold

  7. 1) the extreme edge of land before a steep slope or a body or water.
    2)the reada geats to read more.
    3)so the person how is readin the power don’t now the ward they can re surcharge.

  8. 1) I think brink means on the very edge of something.
    2) I think the effect it has is it makes the reader want to read more because it so interesting.
    3) I think he might have stepped of the clif by accident because he might have look down. And sometimes when you look down from a high place you get dizze so that might have happened to him.
    4) I think author repeats the word because he have bashed against the side of the clif multiple times.
    5) The wind sang.
    6) I think the short extract wants to make me read more of the book because It leaves you on a cliff hanger at the end of the Short extract.

    1) I think he/she used a range of the above but I think he/she could have used more adverb and verb combo.
    2) I think he/she could have used more adverb and verb combination because when I read the text there wasn’t a lot of it.

  9. Bronze
    1)I think the word brink means to be at the top of something.
    2)The effect that it has is that it makes the text more interesting.
    3)I think that iron man stepped of the cliff because he probably wanted to see the sea because he has never seen it but I didn’t work out for him.
    4)I think the author repeated the word crash to show as he is falling he is hitting things.
    5)I think the personification is the wind sang through his iron fingers.
    6)The extract does want me to read more of iron man because I want to find out what happens when the people see the body parts.
    Silver
    I think is effective because it tells you how things happen in the story and it makes more interesting with how he has used the similes and how he used his powerful vocabulary. I think it is also effective because he has used different types of sentence ways.
    Gold
    The morning came ,the sun rose. People stared out there window and the people close to the beach saw iron mans body parts . People were in shock with what they saw. Some people were scared ,some people screamed.

  10. Bronze:
    1. On the very edge of the mountain
    2.his eyes,like headlamps
    3.the wind was so strong that it made the iron man lift his feet of and made him fall
    4.becuse he wanted the words not to be together so he seperated them
    5.slowly turned to left.
    6.yes because I can learn a lot from it
    Silver:
    1.the author used adjectives in the smilies.

  11. 1)I think it means right at the edge.
    2) It tells the reader what the subject is like.
    3) I think he jumped off the cliff because he want d to go to the sea.
    4) I think repeats the word CRASH! because he crashed more than once.
    5) “Chewing away.”
    6) Yes because it ends in an interesting way.
    Silver
    1) This is effective because the author uses lots of description and builds tension.I can improve it by using more relative clause sentences.

  12. 1.) I I think that the word brink means at the very edge.
    2.) I think that the similes make it more effective on the reader because the similes makes it’s tys je more interesting.
    3.) I think that the iron man stepped of the hill because he probably wanted to go of the cliff.
    4.)I think the author uses the word CRASH to show that iron man is falling down the cliff.
    5.) The wind sang through his iron fingers.
    6.) The story makes me read more of the book because it is building suspense.
    Silver challenge
    I think that it is a good text but it can be better next time because it hasn’t used that much description about the cliff and iron man.

  13. Bronze
    1)Brink means at the very edge.
    2)This effects the reader and introduces the Iron Man.
    3)I think that Iron Man jumped of the cliff because he wanted to dive into the sea.
    4)Because it was serious and some of his limbs were falling off.
    5)The wind sang through his fingers.
    6)This extract does make me want to read the rest of Iron Man because it is descriptive and it is not dull.

    Silver
    The author has used a lot of descriptive language to make the story more interesting.

  14. Bronze Challenge

    1) I think ‘brink’ means a sharp edge.
    2) The effect on the reader is that the reader would be more interested in the story/text.
    3) Probably because he’s never seen the sea before and he wanted to see what it was about and he didn’t realise he was on the cliff and he just fell.
    4) He uses ‘CRASH’ repeatedly is because he wants the reader to think what happened to him!? Why does it keep on saying ‘CRASH’.
    5) He swayed in the strong wind that pressed against his back. The wind sang through his fingers.
    6) No it does not.

    Silver Challenge

    1)How the author has used adjectives, verbs and adverbs is he has combined them together.
    2) It is effective because it makes the text more descriptive.
    3) No it is already effective.

    Gold Challenge

    Morning passed. The helpless man still layed on the golden, shimmery sand. The crystal, clear water swayed from side to side. Eventually the water 💧 had touched the iron man. He awoke with shock. He didn’t know where he was…

    Sheza👻

  15. (Bronze challenge)
    1)Brink means when something is too stiff and hard.
    2)The reader gets more comfortable with the story and starts enjoying it.
    3) I think the iron man stepped of the cliff because he wanted too look at something closely.4) He reapeted the word crash every time he broke a piece of the body.
    5) He swayed in the strong wind that pressed against his back.
    6) It makes me read more because it has lots of descriptive stuff in the piece of text.
    (Silver challenge)
    The story has lots of descriptions in it like personification and similes.The author should add suspense by using small sentences.

    (Gold challenge)
    Sadly iron man was on the stiff floor like a golden autumn tree .He had hardly move a finger this mento that he had died. The sky was so dark and damp it looked like it was haunted.

  16. Bronze:

    1) I think brink means like at the edge of something .

    2) The effect it has on the reader is that it describes hoe the iron man looks like so it’s more easier to understand.

    3) Personaly,I think iron man didn’t mean to fall off the cliff. I think he accidentally fell off the cliff by thinking that there was another piece of cliff there when there wasn’t.

    4) I think the author keeps using the word crash because maybe the iron man keeps crashing into the mountain so that maybe why he keeps using the word crash.

    5) ” Only the sound of the sea,chewing away at the edge of the rocky beach,where the bits and pieces of the iron man lay scattered far and wide,silent and unmoving.

    6) The extract want me to read more of The Iron Man because I want to find out if people actually ever find The Iron Man and If they are above to fix it and start using again.

    Silver:
    I think the text is effective because it explains what The Iron Man is doing and what is happening to him. I think the author could make the text more effective by adding more phrases to explain who The Iron Man is and what he does.

    Gold:
    Morning came. The sun rose as The Iron Mans broken body floated in the blue sea. The beach was really busy . People came,people left. But one person saw the parts of iron in the sea and collected them up. He had a really good idea up his sleeve…

    By Haleema

  17. Bronze challenge:
    1)I think that the word brink means at the edge of a cliff.
    2)I think the effect on the reader is that the way it uses the similes is that it gives the reader thought that it’s actually happening.
    3)I think he stepped off the cliff so that he could see what’s happening on the ground.
    4)I think the author repeats the word crash because it’s building suspense to the reader.
    5)”only the sound of the sea,chewing away.”
    6)The story does make me read more of the book because it builds more suspense and makes you read more.

    Silver challenge:
    The authour has used adjectives, verbs and adverb combinations because it might be effective to the reader.I think the tapestry is ok the epway it is because it makes it effective for the reader to read.

    Gold challenge:
    As nobody knew iron man had lost parts of his body,he still carried on…
    CRASH
    CRASH…
    The same thing happened again.The super,strong iron man fell again to the ground.He was really upset that he could still not get up.He tried and tried and tried but he still could not get up!!!
    He had to do all he had to do.He was as strong as a warrior when he was trying to get up.

  18. BRONZE CHALLENGE🙂

    1)I think brink means very edge of something.
    2)It gives the reader a more interested effect because they know what it looks feels and might smell like.
    3)I think he stepped off because he might have been curious about how it felt.
    4)I think they repeat the word crash to give it more drama and suspense.
    5)An example of personification is ‘the wind sang through his fingers’
    6)It does make me want to read more of the book because I want to find out what happens to the iron man next.

    SILVER CHALLENGE🙂🙂
    1)He has used adjectives very effectively because he repeats and puts them in capital letters to make them champ get the readers impressions of the IRON MAN.
    I think maybe for the falling part of the story he could make the words fall like how it is sometimes used in poetry.

    GOLD CHALLENGE🙂🙂🙂
    The next day pieces of the iron man were found slowly slowly slowly flowing down the river.Many people admired the IRON MAN so they carefully salvaged all the parts they could and mournfully buried it in the IRON MAN’S favourite place to be…The Hills.People came from miles around to mourn the IRON MAN and celebrate his life.Many people did not like to accept the fact that he was gone so they remembered him as a hero that had finished his journey too early.

    -by ALICIA MURAMBIWA

  19. 1) I think it means on the edge of something or beside a cliff .

    2) The effect it has on the reader is to show that something is happening or something is about to happen after .

    3) Because he probably dint like what he was doing or the way he decided to do things .

    4) The author probably used crash many times because it Is describing what happened to him and describing how he fell .

    5) Only iron hands , lay beside a old sagged loged , washed up sermans boat 🚣‍♂️ is a example of personification .

    6) Yes because it has really good pieces of language in it and it describes all of the pieces that are happening.

    Silver :
    The author has used adjectives to make the writing much more effective and to make the reader want to read much more of it .I think it is effective because they use phrases in there to describe different things. I think the author could if changed it to make it more effective by not using (iron man ) many times and he could use much more sentence openers .

    Gold: The next part of the story

    As iron man fell towards the ground the ground crashed like a whole piece of lightening hitting the wall . When iron man hit the gorund he screamed as loud as he possibly could . When he hit the ground he didn’t move …or move or even move … He had died . After that everyone gathered around him wondering what he had done to make him fall of the edge . Many people were happy 😆 because they thought he was a mean man .

    By Lacey 5 red

  20. Bronze
    1 it means on the very edge of the mountain ⛰
    2 his eyes 👀 look like headlamps
    3 the wind was so strong that it made the iron man lift his feet of and made him fall
    4 because he wanted the words not to be together so he separated them of
    5 it means that someone jumped or 🎿 skipped
    6 I think 🤔 they want them to read it more because so they can remember it when they do there story in the English lessons so it will be easy for them
    The author has used these because

  21. Bronze
    Because he crashed and broken his iron arm and his iron head

    His 👀 eyes like headlamps glowed white then red then Infa-red,searching the sea

    Brink means that it’s tall

    Because to make it more effective

    You could hear the sea

    Yes because it has good similes

  22. Bronze challenge:
    1) Brink means the extreme edge of land before a steep slope or a body or water.
    2) It helps the reader imagine what Iron-Man would look like if they saw him.
    3) I think he tried to step forward but didn’t know that there was nothing in front of him.
    4) The author repeats the word crashed many times because the text says, “From rock to rock, snag to snag, tumbling slowly.”
    5) “He was hearing the sea” is an example of personification.
    6) Yes because it is quite interesting and captivating for the reader.

    Silver challenge:
    The author has used a range of adjectives after nouns and adverbs after verbs. It is quite effective because the reader can really imagine what is happening. The way the author could have made it better is by using more expanded noun phrases and a bit more figurative language to describe the scene, rather than describing Iron-Man.

    Gold challenge:
    He lay there, as a heap of metal. Suddenly, something bizarre happened. The pieces of Iron Man started moving. It was like watching two magnets starting to attract as they got closer. In another 10-15 minutes, in which your heart might have frozen, Iron Man was back on his feet. Raging with fuming anger, he glared out to sea…

  23. Bronze challenge:
    1) I think that brink means edge because you could say on the very edge, in the darkness. Which also makes sense.
    2) The similies are making the text much more effective and are making the reader much more attracted to the text because it’s adding extra information.
    3) I think Iron Man stepped off the cliff because the wind was to strong so it probably pushed him off the cliff.
    4) I think the author repeated the words “crash” because they tried to make the text more dramatic by adding onomatopoeia.
    5) “Only the sound of the sea, chewing away at the edge of the rocky beach,”
    6) Yes because I want to find out if anybody found Iron Man or if he was alive or not.

    Silver challenge:
    I think that the author made the text more effective by the use of onomatopoeia and the simmilies but to improve the text more I would add more adjectives and allipsies to make it more dramatic.

    Gold challenge:
    Day’s and night’s faded away…Iron Man wasn’t found. As time disappeared Iron Man was still unidentified. No body said a word…NOBODY remembered who he ever was…He was not ever spoke about, or even mentioned at all!
    …Was this the end of Iron Man’s life? Or could he still be alive…?

  24. Bronze
    1)I think brink means on the edge
    2)to make the discribe of ironman awesome
    3)to show everyone how cool he is
    4)to say he was crashing for a long time
    5)head shaped like a dustbin
    6)yes it’s very mighty

    SILVER
    I think it’s very affective becuse it discribes ironman a lot in detail

    Gold
    I think the next part in the story is ironman get rescued and found becuse he’s a world saver and is awesome at anything

  25. Bronze:
    1) I think that brink means that at the very edge of the cliff because it says “On the very brink”. Also it might mean at the very top of the cliff because it makes sense, and it’s in the right text.

    2) That he/she likes to use a lot of similes so it describes it really good, and that it is interesting the readers to read. And so it not just a boring story but they wanted to include a range of similes to make it better, and stand out.

    3) I think iron man didn’t mean to step of the cliff. I think that he axadently fell of but if he did, then he did it because every one is afraid of him and when he comes out everybody runs,screams and gets scared.

    4) Because the author wants the reader to know that he fell down the cliff and it was a long way down the cliff.

    5) “Taller then a house,”. “His eyes like headlamps, glowing white then red”.

    6)Yes because it sounds interesting and fun. I would like to find out what happens next in the story.

    Silver:

    • Silver:
      I think he/she used the verbs and similes very good, I think it is really effective how they used it in the right way. I don’t think that the author needs to add anymore because it is really descriptive with all of the verbs and similies.

  26. 1.I think it means the very edge of the cliff.

    2.It tells them how big and strong he is.

    3.He fell because maybe he wanted to test how strong he really is.

    4.To tell the readers how big of a crash it really was.

    5.The wind sang through his iron fingers I like this one because when wind moves through something it makes a sound.

    6.Yes because it’s very descriptive and it can inspire people to be an author when they’re older.

    Silver

    1.The adjective describes how he done the verbs and the adverbs describes how he done the verb.

    2.I think it is very effective because it describes how he does something.

    3.I think it’s perfect because it describes everything he does.

    Gold

    1.

  27. 1) I think it means a rock.
    2) it might have been used for making the reader more interested.
    3) cause if he didn’t jump off his arm or might fall of.
    4) The author reappeared crash because the rocks went crash iron man went crash and so did his armour.
    5) The hand moved then stopped moving like a crab on his back.
    6) yes because it built suspension and it was also very exicting
    Silver
    I think the author used them to make it effecitive and it’s also realistic.
    Gold
    He’s sees another man and he is not moving. Iron man goes down then another man helps iron men they he also helps him fix his suit and makes him another mask . Then iron man and the other guy become Freinds and help each other.

  28. 1.I think brink means slope.
    2.it interests them and they want to keep reading.
    3. I think he stepped of so he could feel the sea.
    4. I think he wanted to show everyone how many times he got hurt.
    5.the wind went on tugging the grass.
    6. Yes’s because it looks very interesting.

    Silver:
    It is very effective because it makes the book really realistic like most other books do in them to make it more interesting.no I think it is really good the way it is.

    Gold:
    Then another iron man comes along
    Boom
    Boom
    Boom
    He came and saw the other guy was dead so he tried to fix him so he sits down and helps him. It was no good he was broken for too long.He new it was too dangerous so he leaves very lonely and always knows not to jump down the cliff to the sea.

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