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Make sure you are reading regularly. Can you share with your teacher what book you've been reading at home?


This half term we are going to be reading Treason by Berlie Doherty. I'm looking forward to hearing what happens...


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Introduction to Treason:

Using the blurb, when do you think the novel has been set? Find a quote as evidence


What does the title tell us about what might happen in the book?


L.I. To use recall and retrieval skills.

1. Where is the first scene set? Pg. 1
2. What was dangerous? Pg. 2
3. Who fell into the sea? Pg. 2
4. What could Will see as he was ‘rushed along in someone’s arms’? pg. 2
5. What material were the spoon and bowl made out of? Pg. 3



L.I. To explore author viewpoint and language.

Using the text, try and work out what these words mean:
1. Scarcely          pg.4
2. Mass               pg. 5
3. Quill                pg. 7
4. Eternal           pg. 9
5. Cantered       pg. 10

Find 5 other words you are unsure of and look them up in a dictionary.



L.I. To explore structure and organisation.
1. How can you distinguish between the chapters in this novel?
2. What does the title of the chapter tell you?
4. What is the purpose of a chapter?. How has this book been written?
     a) first person      b) third person
5. Summarise what has happened in this chapter in 20 words.

Pick out 5 key words to describe this chapter



L.I. To use deduction and inference skills.
1. What time of day is it at the beginning of the chapter? Find evidence to support your answer. Pg. 16
2. What is the weather like? Choose a key phrase to support your answer. Pg. 16/17
3. The character ‘Aunt Carew’ seems to be a person of importance. Do you agree with this statement? Find evidence to support your answer. Pg.18
4. ‘moth-eaten and frayed in places’ What does this phrase tell you about the tapestry? Pg.19
5. ‘No,’ whispered Margery. ‘Please, please, no!’ What does this tell the reader about how Margery is feeling? Pg. 22



L.I. To consolidate reading skills.

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