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English

Journey to the River Sea

Chapter One

The story so far…

· Maia, who is a clever and brave girl with a beautiful voice, lives at a girls' boarding school in London as her parents have died.

· She is told by her guardian that she will be travelling to live with distant relatives, the Carters, in Brazil.

· The Carter twins wrote her a letter welcoming her, and Maia decides that everything will be OK.

· Her friends and teachers see her off, accompanied by a stern governess, Miss Minton.

· Miss Minton tells Maia how she broke her umbrella beating a boy for mistreating a puppy.

· As they board the ship for Brazil, Maia is pleased to see that Miss Minton is taking a huge trunk full of books on the voyage.

Vocabulary from Chapter One

prized - valued

Guardian - a person who protected Maia's welfare in place of her parents

hamlet -a small settlement, smaller than a village

prow - the pointed front of a ship

devastating -causing severe shock and grief

consul - official responsible for looking after a country's citizens abroad

engaged - hired to do a job

governess - someone who taught children in their home

macaws - a type of parrot

vowed - promised

faltered - moved hesitantly

Dislocated - put out of place

dismissed – sacked

How is meaning enhanced through the author's choice of words and phrases?

  • As we read this book, think how the author, Eva Ibbotson, chooses language to help us imagine the scenes and characters she is describing.
  • For example, let's read the first page of chapter 2....
  • Which language helps us to imagine the scenes and characters that Eva Ibbotson is describing?
  • Can you find an expanded noun phrase?

New Vocabulary

  • Liner
  • Funnel
  • State Rooms
  • Porpoises
  • Pitched

Chapter Two – Independent Learning

Once you have read chapter 2…

  • Complete the worksheet:
  • Use an online dictionary or thesaurus to learn the meanings for any new vocabulary e.g.knickerbockers.

 

Class Dojo
  • Nursery (Small and Big Stones): 262
  • Attenborough: 526
  • Anning: 411
  • Pankhurst: 239
  • Parks: 324
  • Gahdhi: 343
  • Goodall: 415
  • Montessori: 572
  • Frank: 368
  • Kahlo: 410
  • Obama: 315
  • Senna: 437
  • Pele: 374
  • Darwin: 330
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