Book: 'The Smeds and The Smoos'
Watch the story video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Um51ZjUu88
LO: To predict what might happen in the story from what I can see.
Identify and decode the title, explore the blurb and illustrations.
Write a prediction of what might happen in the story based on the front cover and blurb.
Remember to include - "I think that..." or "I predict that..."
LO: To retrieve information from the text.
Look at the pages below where the Smeds and the Smoos visit different planets in search of Janet and Bill.
Can you describe the different planets in the story? Can you identify any similarities and differences between them? You can use the language, phrases and words in the book to help you! This is called 'retrieving information'.
Which words did you use to describe Planet Vumjum?
The adjectives in the book are… dry and dusty.
How was the planet Lurglestrop described as?
“covered in roses and watered by beasts with small eyes and long noses”
What was Grimbletosh coated in?
When they searched Planet Glurch, what did they find?
LO: To justify your explanations.
Look at the pages below of the planets the Smeds and the Smoos visited:
Activity: To justify your explanations for the following questions:
Which planet would you most or least like to visit? Why? What would you like to do there? Would you like to live on any of the planets? Are any of these planets similar to Earth (our planet)?
LO: To explore vocabulary.
In the story, there are a number of ‘new’ words that you may or may not have come across before.
Activity: Can you write a definition of the words below? If you are unsure, explore the sentence that they are in as the illustrations and words within the sentence may give you a clue.
As we are learning about space as part of our topic ‘Moon Zoom’, watch the video below and find out more information and some more vocabulary linked to space? For example, what is a crater and what does orbit and atmosphere mean?
Activity: Record any new vocabulary on a piece of paper and write the definition (the meaning of the word) too!
LO: To write a book review.
As we have explored the story of ‘The Smeds and The Smoos’ this week, I'd like you to write a book review using the template below.
Remember to watch the video again if you need any reminders – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Um51ZjUu88