Year 4

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?”

Bronze
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. 

Silver
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…

Gold
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…

 

 

12 thoughts on “Year 4

  1. gold
    Edmund is unaware of the Queen’s intentions,as seen in this extract the Queen is feeling curious,I know this because she is asking questions to Edmund so as a result,Edmund is answering the wrong answers back so,he might be feeling petrefied.

  2. Edmund is unaware of the queens intenions because I know this because the Queen is asking Edmund for loads of strange questions as seen this extract the Queen feels curious. Whereas Edmund is petrified as well ad feeling puzzuled because he has neve seen a cold stern face before and he was petrified.

  3. Bronze:
    1.beautiful,red,proud,cold,stern,sharp,crakling,frosty
    2.awkwardly
    3.but white like snow,paper or icing sugar
    snow flying up,
    4.ask,pleaded,snnigered

    Silver:
    I think Edmund is feeling terrified and inquisitive because he was about to leave the unknown place and then a sleigh just appered.
    I think that the snow queen is feeling quite confused because she thinks that Edmund is the son of Adam but she isn’t sure.

  4. Gold
    Edmund is unaware of the Queen’s intention ,as seen in this
    extract the Queen is feeling curious,i know this because she is asking question to Edmund and Edmund is answering back, whereas Edmund is feeling frightened.

  5. Edmund is unaware of the queens intentions because I know this because the Queen is asking Edmund loads of strange questions as seen in this extract the Queen feels curious. Whereas Edmund is stuttering as well as feeling puzzled because he has never seen a cold stern face before and petrified.

  6. 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?”

  7. Edmund is unaware of the Queens intentions, as seen in this extract the Queen is feeling curious,I now this because the Queen is asking lots of questions to Edmund .

  8. 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?”

  9. Edmund is unaware of the Queen’s intentions ,as seen in this extract the Queen is feeling curious,I know this because she is asking questions to Edmund and Edmund is answering back,whereas Edmund is feeling frightened.

    This is the gold challenge.

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