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Your teacher has an information sheet to give you IS THE AUTHOR OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS.. Activity Create a spider diagram with all the

information that you have learnt about Roald Dahl. In the middle you write Roald Dahl and around put all the information. ONCE YOU HAVE FINISHED HIGHLIGHT THE INFORMATION THAT HAS TO DO WITH DAHLS WRITING CAREER.

Learning Intention LI: I will identify an example of an antagonist from a well-known story. THIS TERM WE WILL BE LOOKING AT

BEFORE WE START Blurb of the book Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thiefit's Fantastic

Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any foxMr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.

Protagonist The main character, central, the good one in a story or novel. The one who can adapt to new situations. Answer the question, Whose story is this? Usually a story has one, but a novel can have several. Write the definition above in your book

Little red riding hood little red riding hood Simba- the lion king antagonist Most good stories have a character or two known as the antagonist someone who makes life difficult for the hero of the story.

Write the definition above in your book Some of examples of antagonists from popular stories are.. The wolf little red riding hood Cruella devil -101 Dalmatians REVIEW

You can think of the protagonist as the hero and the antagonist as the villain. To remember which is which, remember that the prefix pro means good, or positive, and the prefix anti means bad, or negative. PROTAGONIST AND ANTAGONIST

Click on the clip and identify the protagonist and antagonist for each. Activity In this novel there are actually three antagonists who try to get the better of Fantastic Mr Fox. Think of a favourite book, movie or television program which had

a bad guy (antagonist) that you really didnt like. Who was this and why did you feel this way about him / her? Write the name of the character, the name of the book/movie and also why you didnt like them in your English book. Chapter one and two

LEARNING INTENTION LI: I will discuss various writing techniques that Roald Dahl used in the first chapter of, Fantastic Mr Fox. Vocabulary Worksheet Before we read the chapter

complete the vocabulary worksheet. If you are not sure of the meaning of the words, use a dictionary. Read Chapter One

Questions Chapter One In Chapter One the author introduces us to the three farmers, Mr Bunce, Mr Boggis and Mr. Bean. In your English book write two ways to describe each of the characters. Think, pair, share

Why do you suppose Roald Dahl chose such unusual names for these three men? You will have a minute to think about the reason. One minute to talk with a partner And then we will share your responses with the class.

LEARNING INTENTION LI: I will discuss the various events that Roald Dahl included in writing the first chapter of, Fantastic Mr Fox. Review of Chapter One Discuss with your partner chapter one of the book.

Read chapter two Questions Complete the worksheet with questions about the events in

chapter one in the book. Adjectives Throughout the first chapter Roald Dahl uses various adjectives to describe characters, places and things. Adjectives are an essential part of

narrative writing. Often they are used in adjectival phrases. An adjectival phrase are used to describe character, settings and things. It is a group of words without a verb. To help you with these

complete unit 16 (Page 32 and 33) of Grammar Conventions Setting Using what you have learnt about adjectives and adjectival phrases write a description of the setting of,

The Fantastic Mr Fox. LEARNING INTENTION LI: I will be able to use alliteration in various different scenarios. Alliteration

Click on the image to learn more about alliteration Activity

Roald Dahl seems to enjoy using alliteration a literary device where the author repeats the same sound at the beginning of several words. An example from this chapter is: Boggis and Bunce and Bean.

Complete the worksheet on Alliteration activity You will be given a letter each. Using that letter complete the following activities. 1. Using Tagxedo or Wordle think of all the words that start with the

letter that you were given (If you get stuck you can use a dictionary but make sure you know the meaning of the words before you use them). 2. Use as many of the words that you found in activity 1 to write three sentences using as many of the words that you can. Remember your sentences must make sense and you can add joining words.

LEARNING INTENTION LI: I will identify the significant events in the first chapter and organise images to represent them. Image organisation Images can be used to represent the

sequence of events. Some examples of these things are timelines and lifecycle diagrams. They can also be use to storyboard parts of a story. To learn more about this complete Unit 23 (Pg. 46 and 47) of Grammar Conventions.

Storyboard A storyboard is a series of pictures that tell about an important event in a story. A storyboard can tell the story of only one scene or the entire novel. Complete the storyboard in your English book illustrating the events described in the first two

chapters of Fantastic Mr. Fox. You should have six different events from the first two chapters and write a description under each picture. LEARNING INTENTION LI: I will review the concepts that I have previously

covered to further improve my understanding. Review of concepts covered 1. Antagonist and protagonist

Antagonist is the bad guy Protagonist the good guy Complete the worksheet about Peter Pan and Captain Hook Review of concepts covered

2. Vocabulary expansion The choice of words used when writing a narrative is very important. Complete Unit 10 Grammar Conventions (Pg. 20 and 21) to help review.

Review of concepts covered 3. Alliteration Alliteration is when words start with the same sound. Review of concepts covered

4. Adjectives Adjectives are describing words. They make sentences more descriptive. Complete Unit 9 (Pg. 18 and 19) of Grammar Conventions.

Chapter three and four LEARNING INTENTION LI: I will read, discuss and summarise chapter three. Before you read

Being able to think quickly is probably very important for a wild animals survival. Why do you think this might be true? Discuss this with your partner vocabulary

Complete the crossword. The cross word includes many words that are in chapter 3 and 4 so ensure that you understand the meaning of the words. If you are unclear use a dictionary.

Read chapter three Review Discuss the main events of chapter three as a whole class. Write a summary in bullet points of the events of the

chapter. Comprehension It mentions in Chapter Three that Mr. Fox was quite cocky. What does it

mean to be cocky? Learning intention LI: I will answer a variety of comprehension questions about chapter three and four. Language activities

A simile is a comparison using the words like or as. An example from Chapter Three is as quick as a whip. What two things are being compared in this example? Invent your own similes comparing the following items with something from your imagination: a) the flight of a butterfly b) the angry snort of a bull

Extension: Complete the simile worksheet Read Chapter four

COMPREHENSION Complete the comprehension worksheet on chapter three and four. Chapter five and six

Learning Intention LI: I will review similes and use what I have learnt about similes to describe Mr. Fox. Before you read In these chapters Boggis, Bunce and Bean show that they

are very determined people. How can determination be both a good and a bad thing? Give examples to support your answer. Discuss your answer with your partner Similes This is the work of

a student who wrote a description using adjectives and similes. See if you can find the different

similes and adjectives. CHARACTER DESCRIPTION Use the previous example to write a character description of

Mr. Fox. Vocabulary Complete the vocabulary worksheet LEARNING INTENTION

LI: I will understand what a cliffhanger is and discuss why an author would use them. Read chapter five

Think, Pair, Share Chapter 5 contains an important literary device called a cliff hanger. A cliff hanger usually occurs at the end of a chapter when the author leaves the reader in suspense. How is this true in Chapter 5? Why

do you think the author ended the chapter like this? Comprehension Complete the cloze activity worksheet. Learning intention

LI: I will decode some of the different ways that Roald Dahl uses language in his books. Language Activity Place the following words from these chapters in alphabetical order. terrible tractors

two tunnel trees they shovels the there

this READ CHAPTER SIX Language activity

The author loves to use unusual expressions in this novel. Several examples of this are used in these chapters. Put them in your own words. Dead as a dumpling Dang and blast! Quick as a whip

Review 1. A Cliff hanger occurs at the end of a chapter when the author leaves the reader in suspense. Chapter seven and eight

LEARNING INTENTION LI: I will change words from chapter seven and eight into plural form. Before you read Bunce, Boggis and Bean are indeed very determined people. Predict what you think will happen next in the

novel. In your English book write what you would make happen next if you were Roald Dahl. Make sure that you try to use similar language choices to Roald Dahl. Before you read Match the words on the right to a word with its definition.

1. declare a. kooky 2. tender b. float 3. dingbat c. red 4. scent d. imagine 5. waft e. state 6. miserable f. dreadful

7. scarlet g. strong 8. pretend h. soft 9. horrible i. unhappy 10. powerful j. odor Read Chapter

seven Plurals Write the plural of the following nouns from these chapters. Careful you may wish to consult a dictionary for some of these words.

Complete Unit 2 of Grammar Conventions Pg. 4 and 5 Learning intention LI: I will add the correct punctuation to various

sentences from chapter seven and eight. Read chapter eight Comprehension

Complete the comprehension worksheet. Punctuation Rewrite the following sentences in your English book putting in the correct capitalization and punctuation. boggis bean and bunce were all from the town of tillsonburg

why didnt mrs fox pack a lunch i doubt if raymond will want to sell his corvette stingray To get more practice complete Unit 28 of Grammar Conventions Pg. 56 and 57

Chapter nine and ten Learning Intention LI: I will understand what a verb is and identify various examples from chapter nine.

Before you read Chapter Nine has a very intriguing title Mr. Fox Has a Plan. Predict what this plan might be. Discuss with your partner

Write the word you would choose in your English book

Read chapter nine Verbs A verb is a doing word

Complete Unit 4 of Grammar Conventions Pg. 8 and 9. Then copy three sentences from Chapter 9 into your English book and underline the verb/s in each sentence Learning intention LI: I will understand what a relating verb is an answer a variety of comprehension questions about chapter nine

and ten. Review verbs Not all verbs are obvious doing words. Some verbs are used to link information in a sentence. Complete Unit 5 of Grammar Conventions Page 10 and 11.

Read chapter ten Comprehension Complete the

comprehension sheet about chapter nine and ten. Chapter eleven and twelve

Learning intention LI: I will identify the different sense that Roald Dahl has used in Fantastic Mr Fox. Fantastic Mr. Fox is a novel filled with sights and sounds. Look back over the novel and get as many examples of the five

senses, listing them in the chart in your book that looks like the one below with a brief description about where each was found. You may wish to choose your examples from one particular scene, or include a number of different scenes. SIGHT


Read Chapter Eleven LANGUAGE ACTIVITY Beside each of the following words from this chapter,

write its root word. stopped dropped unfortunately Entirely Bursting Looked

Children quickly LEARNING INTENTION LI: I will answer a variety of comprehension questions about chapter twelve.

Read chapter twelve Comprehension Complete the comprehension worksheet.

Chapter thirteen and fourteen LEARNING INTENTION LI: I will identify various examples of conflict used by Roald Dahl in, Fantastic Mr. Fox.

BEFORE YOU READ In these chapters Mr. Fox says to Badger, Do you know anyone in the whole world who wouldnt swipe a few chickens if his children were starving to death? Do you think that Mr. Fox is right, or is it always wrong to steal? Defend your answer.

Before you read Write a sentence using the following words. Make sure that the meaning of the word is clear in your sentence. 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. Overwhelmed Proclaim Ravenous Glorious

Respectable Reach chapter thirteen Language activity

We have already read about a number of important conflicts in this novel. Conflict is an important element in a novel. There are generally three types of conflict: person against person; person against self; and person against nature. Find two examples of conflict in Fantastic Mr. Fox, and tell which type of conflict each is.

Learning intention I will recall the events and feelings of characters in, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Comprehension Chapter 13 The author mentions that with Badger lending a paw, they were able to move forward at a terrific pace.

Lending a paw is taken from a well-known expression. What is that expression? Where did Mr. Fox lead Badger and the three Small Foxes at the beginning of Chapter 13? Describe what they found in Bunces storehouse. Read

chapter fourteen A Letter Home It had been a most difficult time for Mr. And Mrs. Fox and their family. Imagine you are one of the Small Foxes and write a letter to your grandmother or grandfather,

describing your adventures during the past few days. Be sure to describe your feelings as well as some of the things you have been going through. Your letter should be at least a half-page in length and follow the proper format of a friendly letter. Chapter fifteen

and sixteen Learning Intention LI: I will identify common and collective nouns in texts. Before you read In these chapters we meet a most unpleasant character

Rat. Every good book usually has at least one character who is very hard to warm up to (like Bunce, Bean and Boggis). Why do you think such characters are important to a good story? Before you read

The author enjoys using unusual and creative expressions in his novels. Rewrite the following three expressions in your own words: If you dont hop it quickly I shall eat you Go on, beat it! This is my private pitch. Its like drinking sunbeams and rainbows

Read Chapter fifteen Nouns A noun is a naming word.

To help with this complete unit 1 from Grammar Conventions Page 2 and 3. Learning Intention LI: I will identify various parts of speech from chapter fifteen.

Find three examples of the following parts of speech from chapter fifteen. Nouns Verbs Adjectives

Reach Chapter sixteen Chapter seventeen and

eighteen Learning Intention LI: I will create a book cover. Before we read Before reading the final two chapters of this novel, what

do you think would be a good way to end the story of Mr. Fox and his fantastic adventures? In your English bike write an ending for the book. Synonyms are words with similar meanings. Using the context of the sentences below, choose the best synonym for the underlined words in each sentence. 1. Fox thought that Rat was a very impudent fellow.

a) spoiled b) rude c) stingy d) silly 2. The Small Foxes were ravenous. a) exact b) jumpy c) careless d) hungry 3. Badger felt that he must keep the conversation going with Mr. Fox. a) dialogue b) silliness c) respect d) argument 4. He had never tasted food that was so succulent. a) awful b) delicious c) distasteful d) dry

5. I thought I was simply doing her a courtesy. a) disruption b) task c) favor d) disservice 6. Mr. Fox let fly a tremendous belch. a) burp b) compliment c) insult d) excuse 7. I had no idea your brother was such a colossal man. a) persistent b) rude c) forgetful d) enormous

Read chapter seventeen Create a Book Cover Create a book cover for Fantastic Mr. Fox. Be sure to include the title, author, and a picture that will make

other students want to read the novel. Learning intention LI: I will write a book review. Before we read

Read chapter eighteen Comprehension Complete the comprehension worksheet.

Book Review Now is your chance to share the novel with others. Write a review of Fantastic Mr. Fox, describing in no more than one paragraph an outline of the plot, and then in another paragraph how you enjoyed the novel (or didnt) and why. (Please dont give away the ending!)

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