Black Dog task 1: Reading Focus: Inference
- Look at the phrase: ‘Noticed that something was going on.’
Explain what this means.
- What does the word ‘gasped’ suggest about how the family was feeling?
- Why were the family whispering?
- Look at the last 2 things the family say to Small. What does this show about how the family feel about the black dog.
Task 2: Look at the illustration of the black dog and Small. Read the short passage. Copy out the sentences below and continue writing your own description of the picture. I have included some adjectives and adverbs to help you.
Finish the description:
As the mammoth, starry eyed creature gazed down at the miniature, amazed little child, his warm breath created a haze of smoke in the cold air. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
Adjectives: Charcoal, enormous, shaggy, frozen, inquisitive,
Adverbs: quietly, intensely, silently, bravely, surprisingly.
Task 3: Reading focus: Prediction
Read the pages and write a prediction of what you think happens next to the character Small. What do you think Small’s plan is and will it happen?