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Skellig reading assessment

  1. 1. Name:.......................................................... Date:............................................... Skellig Learning Objective: 1.) To read the first three chapters of Skellig by David Almond 2.) To establish the setting of the novel Skellig. (RAF.2, RAF.3) 3.) To analyse the main characters. (RAF.5) In the introduction to a book, you normally find out who the main character is. 1. Who is the main character in this book? 2. How do we know this? In Chapters 1-3 the writer, David Almond, introduces us to the main characters (Michael etc.) and the setting of the book (Michael’s new house). 3. Describe the garage, using quotes to support your answer. 4. Describe the garden, using quotes to support your answer. 5. How does Michael describe Doctor Dan? Level 5c: I can comment on the introduction of the text and the main characters. Level 5a: I can comment on the introduction with reference to the text. Level 6b: I can comment on the introduction and in detail and with relevant points.
  2. 2. Name:.......................................................... Date:............................................... 6. Why do Michael’s parents tell him not to go into the garage? Support your answer with a quote. 7. Who did Michael find in the garage? How did Michael describe him? 8. What other characters are introduced on these first three chapters? 9. What has happened to the previous owner? Where was he found? 10. What do you think of the house after reading the first three chapters? What impression does the reader get from the writer’s description? Use quotes to support your answers.
  3. 3. Name:.......................................................... Date:............................................... EXTENSION TASK Imagine you are David Almond. How would you continue the story? Start to write chapter 4, predicting how you think the story continues. After we have read more of the story together, we will see how close your predictions are to the real thing.

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