The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean
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Making sense of descriptions
Decide which sense each of the descriptions from chapter 5 uses.
The language of the novel - using Chapter 4
A passage, some explanations and a grid to complete to encourage students' close examination and analysis of the text.
Metaphors and similes
Explore similes and metaphors! Students complete the grid with their own examples chosen from the text.
Chapter One - narrative perspective
A sheet which discusses narrative perspective and asks students to change the perspective of Chapter One.
The theme of obedience
Some explanation and tasks to find examples of the theme of obedience and 'filial piety'.
The writer's descriptions
A close look at how McCaughrean describes things, using details from Chapter 8.
Context - where and when
Some information and some tasks to help pupils understand the context of the novel.