Class Novel/Guided Reading...
Evie in the Jungle chapters 10,11 and character profiles.
This week we will complete our class novel Evie in the Jungle. Well done to those who have read along and completed tasks so far.
Recommended reading tasks for this week:
Task 1 - Read chapter 10. Complete a poster of amazing animal facts. You can use some facts from the chapter such as the blue whale is the biggest animal in the world and its mouth can fit 100 humans inside plus find some of your own other amazing animal facts for your poster. Include some illustrations.
Task 2 - Read chapter 11 and the character profiles. Complete your own book review of the story (see my example on our webpage) or make your own character profile of another animal that Evie interviews. Maybe the mosquito or the cabypara?Use the examples to help you.
Task 3 - Create your own front cover for a sequel to Evie in the Jungle. If you send a picture to me, I will send them to the author Matt Haig on twitter to see what he thinks. Evie in the Desert? Evie on the River Nile? Where will your sequel take place? He might magpie your idea.
Example Book Review:
As we experience a global climate emergency and our rainforest is being destroyed at a faster rate than ever, this short story by Matt Haig seems to have particular message. It is a further adventure in the Evie and the Animals story that was also illustrated by Emily Gravett. It continues the story of Evie, who has discovered she has the unique ability to communicate with animals. This talent has brought her a lot of fame (and instagram followers) which presents itself problematically at the start of the story – causing the decision to escape to the Amazon Rainforest. Which Dad eventually agrees to!
It’s here she meets some pink dolphins, a sloth named ‘Ah’, a jaguar and a professor who’s trying in vain to protect the needless destruction of the forest. This is where Evie decides to use her powers (and fame) for good, deciding to interview the animals of the forest to find out what it’s really like for them – publishing it on the internet and eventually in newspapers around the world! This does nothing to stop her fame (ending up with more followers than Ed Sheeran!) but it does save the rainforest! I think any environmentally aware child in Years 3 or 4 who are moving into reading stories with geography or animals would love this story and would definitely want to read more about Evie’s adventures.