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Sugarloaf Thursday 


Make sure to keep reading for at least 20 minutes a day! 

Reading Programmes: the art of reading for the OED | Oxford ...

Today's reading task: 

Send me a response to what you are reading. This could even be in response to Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx, if you would like. 

This should include: 

  • Title and author. (You can also include the page you are on)
  • A connection to your text (This can be text-text, text-self, text- world) 
  • A make a prediction.
  • An inference.  
  • An answer to the following questions: Do you enjoy your book? Why or why not? Would you recommend this book to anyone? 

These are all reading skills we have practiced all year, so you should be familiar with them. I am looking forward to reading your responses. 


Yesterday, you brainstormed words to describe the setting of the desert. 

Today, you are going to be including your new vocabulary in writing a setting description paragraph. 


Watch the first few minutes of the video above. You are going to write a paragraph describing what your character sees upon entering this tomb. 

Here are some sentence starters and ideas to help you out. 

View document egyptian-help-sheet.docx

Your paragraph must include: 

Descriptive language to describe what your character sees, hears, feels, smells and tastes. 

An introduction to your character. (This should of been written earlier in the week)

Prepositions in order to describe the setting (under, over, above, below). 

New vocabulary linked to the theme (Ancient Egypt). 


Semi colons used correctly to separate ideas. 

Include a some; others sentence in your writing. 


Once you have double checked your work meets the success criteria expectations and you are sure you have tried your hardest send your paragraph to


Extra Task: 

Build an origami pyramid!