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Private Peaceful Lesson 1 - Introduction
Transcript of Private Peaceful Lesson 1 - Introduction
To develop skills of inference and deduction (Reading AF3)
1. Pick a character to create a Twitter account for.
Watch the trailer for this term’s unit of work, on Private Peaceful by Michael Morpugo. Then answer these questions:
a. What do you predict the story will be about?
b. What do you predict will happen in the first chapter?
c. What questions do you have about the story?
Can I predict effectively?
They’ve gone now, and I’m alone at last. I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won’t waste a single moment of it. I shan’t sleep it away. I won’t dream it away either. I mustn’t, because every moment of it will be far too precious.
I want to try and remember everything, just as it was, just as it happened. I’ve had nearly eighteen years of yesterdays and tomorrows, and tonight I must remember as many of them as I can. I want tonight to be as long, as long as my life, not filled with fleeting dreams that rush me on towards dawn.
Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want to feel alive.
- annotate the front cover, and the opening paragraphs with any evidence that can help you predict what will happen in the
Here are the key
Events from ch1
See if you can put
Them in the right
As we read, re-order the events, if you need to.
What have you done over summer?
What have you read over summer?
I will make progress if I do the following:
Articulate my predictions in full sentences.
Show inference through annotations of the book cover and chapter 1.
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1 Look at the ﬁrst sentence: ‘They’ve gone now, and I’m alone at last.’ Who do you think ‘they’ are? How do you think the narrator feels about them?
2 What can you tell about the narrator? Pick out details from the text and explain what inferences you can make about Tommo.
3 What does Tommo mean when he says the night ahead is ‘precious’? What clues from the passage tell you this?
4 Why do you think Tommo wants to remember everything?
5 Look at the following quotation: ‘not ﬁlled with ﬂeeting dreams that rush me on towards dawn’. Why do you think the writer has chosen the words?
‘ﬂeeting’ and ‘rush’?
6. What impression do you get of the situation Tommo is in? Refer to details from the text in your answer.