Monday 23 March 0
Literacy – Cider with Rosie
|Text – Cider with Rosie|
|Active Reading Annotation – Cider with Rosie|
|Solutions – Cider with Rosie [coming soon]|
In this text, the snow has transformed the town and the children find the whole thing magical. The writer uses powerful vocabulary to create vivid images that help to show just how cold it is and just how amazed the children were.
- polar (adj)
- to throb (v)
- to billow (v)
- crockery (n)
- icicle (n)
- vigour (n)
- tame (adj)
- to smoulder (v)
- vapour (n)
- confection (n)
- water butt (n)
- aura (n)
- to lop off (v)
- pothole (n)
- weather vane (another name for a weather cock) (n)
- Re-read lines 1-7, what does the narrator mean when he says, ‘…all details were different and the village had to be rediscovered’?
- Re-read lines 8-10, find the simile and explain why the writer has used it.
- Re-read lines 11-20. What impression do we get of the mother from this section?
- On line 27, it says that the trees looked like ‘confections of sugar’ – what does this mean?
- Re-read lines 29-38, in your own words describe how the village had been affected by the cold weather.
- On line 4 the writer writes ‘One’s nose went dead’ – what language technique is this and what effect does it have on the reader?
- In lines 1-7, find the two onomatopoeias and explain how they help the writer to create a vivid image for the reader.
- On line 25, the writer uses the word “armed” – what language techniques is this and what effect does it have on the reader?
- Re-read line 25, what structure technique is being used here and why has the writer used it?
- In lines 26-28, find three metaphors and explain how the writer uses them to create powerful imagery for the reader.
Part III – Extended Essay
Re-read lines 32-38, analysis how the writer has used language to create a vivid and powerful image of how the weather has affected the village. Make sure to include an analysis of the writer’s use of (if applicable):
- powerful nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
Alex is an Executive Tutor at Dartford Excelsior. She is a teacher at a leading secondary school in London where she teaches English Literature and Language.