Reading skills: Samphire

In this lesson, we will examine a short story by Patrick O'Brian called 'Samphire'. We'll be reading the whole narrative over the next few lessons, but just starting with the first half today. Whilst reading the extract, we will be following our reading strategy routines. You will be provided with prompt questions to help you track your way through the text systematically, thinking about what happens - first / next / then and finally.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Who was the Greek hero associated with journey narratives?

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Q2.What is the final stage of the 'journey' called in quest narratives?

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Q3.What is the opposite of the 'domestic sphere'?

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Q4.What is a 'bildungsroman'?

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Q5.What is the function of descriptive writing? Choose the best definition from the list below.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Who was the Greek hero associated with journey narratives?

1/5

Q2.What is the final stage of the 'journey' called in quest narratives?

2/5

Q3.What is the opposite of the 'domestic sphere'?

3/5

Q4.What is a 'bildungsroman'?

4/5

Q5.What is the function of descriptive writing? Choose the best definition from the list below.

5/5

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English - Reading skills - Samphire

Reading skills - unseen fiction - Samphire

Q1.What is samphire?

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Q2.What is the definition of an 'omniscient' narrator?

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Q3.What does the man buy at the tobacconist shop?

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Q4.Molly says she wants to go back to the cliffs to get some fresh air - true or false?

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Q5.What is it called when a writer leaves clues in the text for things that will happen later?

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English - Reading skills - Samphire

Reading skills - unseen fiction - Samphire

Q1.What is samphire?

1/5

Q2.What is the definition of an 'omniscient' narrator?

2/5

Q3.What does the man buy at the tobacconist shop?

3/5

Q4.Molly says she wants to go back to the cliffs to get some fresh air - true or false?

4/5

Q5.What is it called when a writer leaves clues in the text for things that will happen later?

5/5

Lesson summary: Reading skills: Samphire

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