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Tuesday - L.O. To make inferences based on the authors choice of language

Have a look at the front cover of the book on the slides. What can you see? Think about other books you may have seen previously. What do you think this means about the book? What genre do you think it might be? What other books do you think its similar to?


Read the first paragraph from Chapter 2 (which is on the slides). What do you think the first chapter might be about.Have a look at the extract and answer the following questions: ‘What do these phrases suggest about what the author has shared in the previous chapter?’


*The truth….

*won’t sound quite so bonkers.

If you have printed the extract out, annotate around it with why you think the author has used these phrases and what you think the first chapter is about. If you haven't printed it out, make bullet points on a word document. 

Wednesday - L.O. To explore informal language in a range of texts.

Read chapter 1 which is on the slides. What do you notice about the punctuation and font? What impact does that have on the reader? Now focus on the informal language. Is it formal or informal – how do you know? The style is very chatty. Find examples of informal language from chapter 1 and make a note of them.


You will be rewriting this chapter using examples of your ideas of a 'typical granny', but you will be mimicking the style of the author, Steven Butler.


To help with your writing, today you are going to be looking in a range of books written in a similar style to that of 'The Nothing to See Here Hotel'. Here, you are going to be searching, locating and copying examples of chatty and informal language which they can find. Write the title of the book you are looking at as a heading and write the examples of the chatty/informal language underneath.

Thursday - L.O. To generate vocabulary on a 'typical granny'.

Using the picture of the granny, and your memories of your own granny or the ways they have been portrayed in TV programmes/movies, today you will be coming up with vocabulary to describe a granny. I have uploaded a help sheet, but these are based on previous years' perceptions of a granny - yours may be completely different and that is fine!

Friday - L.O. To draft and edit a paragraph about a stereotypical granny

Today you will be rewriting the first part of chapter one based on your own perceptions of a typical granny. I have included examples which have been written in previous years - make sure you don't copy these! They are just to help you.