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Term 3 Book Report



Parvana is an inspiring true story based on a young girl, Parvana, making life-changing decisions while living in Afghanistan. She does not approve of the government and the inequalities she is forced to live under. Parvana has to dress as a boy to make a living for her family. The reader goes on a journey with Parvana, Shauzia and many more real life characters.

Parvana’s life is changed drastically when her father is arrested and taken away. With a household full of girls there is no one to buy food and make a living for the family as only men and boys are permitted outside the house. This is when Parvana has to risk her life out on the streets dressed as a boy. Will anyone find out?…

Pick up this glorious book to feel a mixture of emotions. It will be like your heart is on a roller coaster. At times it is a ‘feel good’ story about family, and other times, a heart wrenching story of loss and need for a better life. This story will transport you to the city of Tabah as an eleven year old tries to make her mark on the world.

For me, this was a fantastic book. I could feel the character’s joy and pain. I would definitely recommend this to a friend; 5 out of 5 stars. The only flaws for me were the ‘cliff hangers’ at the end. There were so many unanswered questions. But I guess that’s always why there is a sequel. Parvana is now one of my favourite books.

This was a fantastic tale told by Deborah Ellis and I can’t wait to read the sequels. It’s a great read and an eye opener to life in Afghanistan.

By A. S.

End of term task:


Book Report

Your task is to complete a book report about your Literature Circles book.

Things you will need to include:

Use these points as a check list. 

Copy and paste the questions onto new page on your iPad. You can complete the book report on your iPad or on a separate piece of lined paper.
This page will be included in your book report. Highlight each section as you complete it.
  1. The title of your book. (and a photo of your book)
  2. Your name at the top of the page.
  3. The author of your book.
  4. Write in detail about a minimum of 3 characters. You need to include who they are, what were they like (personality), what role they played in the book and what you personally thought about the character (whether you liked them or not).  Set out the information under a heading for each character. You may like to decorate the headings and present them in an attractive way.
  5. The setting: You need to write in detail about the setting of the book. Where did the story take place? What were the places like? What kind of environment did the story take place in. (You may need to describe more than one setting if your story took place in more than one area). Find a paragraph that describes a place from the story. Take a photo of the text and include it on your page.
  6. Find some images of the country where the book is set. Think about the story and make decisions about the photos you choose. Copy and paste some appropriate images onto your book report.
  7. Summary: Give a detailed summary of what happens throughout the story. Include the introduction of the book and the main plot points throughout. See the summary sheet that was handed out to you this week.
  8. Conclusion: How did the story end? Was the conflict resolved? Do you feel that the ending of the book was satisfying? Why do you feel that way?
  9. Recommendation: You need to convince someone to read this book. Write down the things you would say to encourage a friend to borrow this book from the library and read it. Think about what made the book enjoyable, whether it made you need to keep turning pages to find out what happened. Write your paragraph for this answer as a persuasive piece that uses high modal language. Use the sheet we distributed last week.
  10. Follow up: Find out another book that was written by the same author as your Lit. Circle book. Write down the title and explain in your own words what the blurb says the book is about. Would you be interested in reading this book? Why/why not? You should write about a paragraph (6-10 lines).

Collect Earn and Learn Stickers


Collect Earn and Learn stickers and earn rewards during our Earn and Learn sessions.

There will be a mystery prize for those bringing stickers along to school.

There could be ‘Lovebuck’ rewards, asset rewards like cars or furniture, there could even be an icypole from the canteen!!!

Each Friday our grade Judge will draw the prize at lunch eating time.

You have to be in it to win it.



Remember to have one for Friday. There might be a fine for those that don’t have a wallet.

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Get out that wallet or purse and bring it to school ready to collect all your CASH!

Writing Narratives


Types of Conflicts-

Narratives-the Conflict

Related image
Make a list of some of the things that can cause conflicts in












READ:       ‘Susie’.

Here is a digital copy if needed.      Susie

Highlight her physical characteristics in red.

Highlight her personality traits in green.

Highlight her family history or anything else about her that gives clues about her to the reader in blue.

Highlight the physical description of where she is with underlining in orange.


Make up a character of your own. List all the characteristics of your character under these headings. You may like to use some of the words from ‘Susie’ to start you off.

Personality         Physical           Family           Emotions

Use a thesaurus to help you fill the columns on the sheet. Start with some words you are familiar with and then research some other ones to add to your lists.


The Setting

When you have completed the list and glued the sheet into your book, decide on a location for your character. Find at least 6 images on google and paste those images into a Pages document. Then complete a list of words that could be used when you write about this setting. Use the same strategies as above. Use a dictionary and thesaurus to help you.

Use Inspiration on your iPad, and a bubble for each of these senses to describe what you ………








Colors can help you to set the scene.

Along with the senses make a list of the colors you are going to include in your narrative that will help the reader feel the same as you do.

Then add an adjective like drab -brown, bright yellow, citrus orange, cool blue, etc.

NOW its time to write……!!!!!!!

  1. Paragraph – Put your character into the setting (one paragraph). Tell why they are there.
  2. Next paragraph– Describe the physical  appearance of your character. Give us an insight to what they are feeling by describing their eyes, hair, smile, clothes, the way they walk, their shoes, their attitude, etc.
  3. Next paragraph-Tell us something that happens to the character. They meet someone. How, and what does this character appear like. This time don’t tell us about their emotions, just their physical appearance.

This piece of work doesn’t need to tell the complete story. I don’t want you to finish this story. Treat it as if its the beginning of a chapter. Things have happened before this and things will happen after this. Just like the ‘Susie’ piece of writing.




Long Division:


Have a look at how this is set out and follow the steps to complete your page. Choose the page that you think most suits your understanding.










Writing Activities


Describing Facial Expressions and Emotions When You’re Writing











Building My Vocabulary

Complete sheet to accompany your masterpiece!













Bring your cash along tomorrow…


Its the last day for 5c frenzy.



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