This Half term we are exploring the exciting and gripping world of Alex Rider - We shall read Stormbreaker by the brilliant Anthony Horowitz!
"Within days he's gone from schoolboy to superspy. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in gruelling SAS training exercises; then armed with his own special set of secret gadgets he's off on his own mission...But Alex soon finds himself in mortal danger..."
Whist reading this epic adventure the children will be learning to:
- Write a gripping car chase narrative whilst using a full range of punctuation and complex interesting sentences.
- Answer a range of thought-provoking questions about the spy story to infer about the characters and plot.
- Analyse and identify imagery, powerful verb choices, similes and other language devices that are used effectively to create a tense atmosphere.
- Understand how authors create villains then plan and write a description of their own villain in a lair.
- Compare similarities and differences between the villain in Horowitz's Stormbreaker and Ian Fleming's Dr No - Are they effective villains and why? What techniques are the authors using?
Along the way, we will identify: colons, semi-colons, dashes, tenses, active and passive sentences, sentence openers, conjunctions, pronouns and possessive pronouns.