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Today we are continue to use the book ‘Way Home’ by Libby Hathorn. If you have not completed any of the previous tasks yet, they are still available on our Class 5 web page.

 

Look carefully and read the next page in the story.

Think about why Shane might be so hostile towards the cat in the window. Why does he consider the cat to be a ‘loser’?

 

What do you think it would be like inside that house?

How do you think it feels to be on the streets of this city?

 

What else could the information in the text and illustration reveals to us about Shane’s personality and character?

 

Read the next part of the text below:

 

The cat with no name is cosy inside the jacket against the heartbeat of the boy called Shane.

‘We’re going home,’ the boy sings. ‘You ‘n me together.’

The cat peers out of the warm boy’s coat and purrs.

But halfway down the lane the boy stops dead.

 

What do you think is now happening?

 

Look carefully and read the next page in the story.

What do you think is now happening?

 

Write in the role of Shane to describe what is happening, and what is about to happen next!

 

When you have finished don’t forget to read through your writing and edit.

  • Does your writing sound correct when you read it out loud?
  • Are there any mistakes that need correcting?
  • Are there any things you could add to make your writing even better?
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