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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.  … read more
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The language of the novel - using Chapter 4
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Metaphors and similes
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Chapter One - narrative perspective
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The theme of obedience
Some explanation and tasks to find examples of the theme of obedience  … read more
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The writer's descriptions
A close look at how McCaughrean describes things, using details  … read more
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Context - where and when
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Buddy’s letter provides an opportunity for students to redraft and edit a letter by hand. It is always interesting to note the empathy that some of the students have for Buddy, and this can come across as a desire to ‘punish’ Buddy’s mother."  

Fran Nantongwe, Literacy and English Lead


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