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For Guided Reading this week, you will find a text to read through. It is a different kind of text to usual. I will split the activities into different lessons, just like we are doing in school this week!




Read through the text and discuss these questions:


What kind of text is it?

How is it set out? In what order are the comments?

Why have some of them used hashtags?

Why do you think Gail Thornton and Alisha West gave their personal accounts in their comments?

Do any of the comments persuade you?

Does NNB News have a view on the migrant crisis? How do you know?




Answer these questions: 

1. Find some examples of powerful adjectives or verbs.

2. In what order are the comments listed?

3. List some examples of powerful verbs and adjectives used.

4. Where can readers find the full article?

5. What are some of the main points raised in the article?


Find the definitions of these words (you could use a dictionary or a phone or tablet):

migrant, relocate, squalid, correspondent, refugee, sanitation.




Complete the investigation activities attached in the documents below. 

Challenge: write a complex sentence that uses "after" as a subordinating conjunction. 




Read through the article on the Newsround website by clicking on the image below. There are also a couple of videos on there for you to watch. 

As you work through the article, here are some more questions for you to think about and discuss:

How has coronavirus effected the refugees in the camp?

Why do you think it could spread so easily there?

Why are there charities and organisations trying to help the refugees?

What do you think it would feel like to be a refugee?

What are some of the challenges that they face?

How would life in lockdown be different in the camp to your lockdown experience?

What has happened to lots of these children in their lives?

How do you think they feel when they eventually find a new home?

What can we do in England to help refugees?

How should we treat refugees?

Can you always tell if someone is a refugee?





Answer these questions independently: 

What is a refugee?

Why are they living in the camps?

How old are some of the people in the camps?

How long have refugees been trying to find safety?

How have the UK tried to help?


Create a mind map about refugees. Annotate your mind map with ideas about what they might be thinking, how they might be feeling etc. If you have a thesaurus, this would be a good time to look for some synonyms! You could also do this using the internet. 


Once you have finished, write a short paragraph about what life might be like for a refugee.



I have attached the usual Pobble activities for those who would like to continue with those! Remember, you don't need to do them all! I do like the look of the Festival of Colours one!