This half term we have been exploring imaginary world and have read a lot of extracts from Narnia in guided reading and literacy lessons. The extract below is from Narnia, have a thorough read of the extract and complete the challenges below in complete, grammatical and well punctuated sentences.
Her face was white – not merely pale, but white like snow or paper or icing-sugar, except for her very red mouth. It was a beautiful face in other respects, but proud and cold and stern. The sledge was a fine sight as it came sweeping towards Edmund with the bells jingling and the dwarf cracking his whip and the snow flying up on each side of it. “Stop!” said the Lady, and the dwarf pulled the reindeer up so sharp that they almost sat down. Then they recovered themselves and stood champing their bits and blowing. In the frosty air the breath coming out of their nostrils looked like smoke. “And what, pray, are you?” said the Lady, looking hard at Edmund.
“I’m-I’m-my name’s Edmund,” said Edmund rather awkwardly. He did not like the way she looked at him.
The Lady frowned, “Is that how you address a Queen?” she asked, looking sterner than ever.
“I beg your pardon, your Majesty, I didn’t know,” said Edmund:
“Not know the Queen of Narnia?” cried she. “Ha! You shall know us better hereafter. But I repeat-what are you?“
“Please, your Majesty,” pleaded Edmund. “I don’t know what you mean. I’m at school, at least I was, it’s the holidays now”
“But what are you?” asked the Queen again. “Are you a great overgrown Dwarf that has cut of his beard”
“No, your Majesty,” said Edmund. “I never had a beard. I am a boy!”
“A boy!” said she. “Do you mean you’re a son of Adam?”
Edmund stood still, saying nothing. He was too confused by this time to understand what the question meant.
“I see you’re a fool, whatever else may be,” sniggered the Queen. “Answer me, once and for all, or I shall lose my patience. Are you human?”
1. List the adjectives used in the extract above.
2. List the adverbs used in the extract above.
3. List any figurative language used in the extract above.
4. List the synonyms used to replace ‘said’, from the extract above.
Apply your inference skills to infer BOTH of the characters’ feelings, thoughts and actions based on the extract above.
Edmund might feel… I know this because..(evidence from the extract)… As a result, Edmund might…
The Queen might feel…I think this because.. (evidence from the extract)…As a result, she might…
Apply your inference skills to infer and compare BOTH of the characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives based on the extract above. (Use a range of adjectives to describe how both the characters’ feelings are different and use evidence from the extract to support your inference and comparison)
Edmund is unaware of the Queen’s intentions, as seen in this extract the Queen is feeling curious, I know this because… Whereas, Edmund is feeling…