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2 Pictures and Story by Simon James Simon James was born in Bristol, England, in When he was young, he drew comic strips for his school's magazine. He says all of his stories are connected to his childhood. He had fourteen different jobs before becoming an artist and writer. He managed a restaurant, he was a policeman, and he was a farmer! Simon James says he often failed the first time he tried things, but he kept trying and eventually succeeded. Now he lives in Devon, England, at a school where he helps children. "I like to teach kids how to have fun making a mess and expressing something at the same time."

3 Genre: Informational Story An informational story gives facts about a topic through a story plot. Look for: Characters that tell facts. A plot with a beginning, a middle and an end.

4 Vocabulary

5 details details - small bits of information This picture shows the details of the toy cash register.

6 disappoint disappoint - to make someone sad because something expected did not happen It will disappoint Johnny if he does not have a bed time story read to him.

7 forcibly forcibly - strongly; by force Firefighters use axes so they can forcibly get into a burning house.

8 information information - facts about a person, place or thing Books have a lot of information.

9 oceans oceans - large bodies of salt water where whales and other animals live The lighthouse sits near the ocean.

10 stroke stroke - to rub something gently Dogs and cats love it when you stroke them.

11 Say the words. Read the sentence. Fill in the blank.

12 How many ________ can you name? details information disappoint oceans forcibly stroke

13 If you want more ___________, look in the dictionary. forcibly stroke disappoint details information oceans

14 The teacher said, This story is very good, but I would like you to include more _______. details disappoint forcibly oceans stroke information

15 The burglar ________ entered through the window. oceans stroke forcibly details information disappoint

16 Can you imagine what it would feel like to __________ a whale? disappoint Information details oceans forcibly stroke

17 I didnt mean to __________ Mom and Dad by throwing my football through the window. Information stroke disappoint forcibly oceans details

18 Match the meaning to the word. 1.oceans ___ 2.information ___ 3.Disappoint ___ 4.stroke ___ 5.Details ___ 6.forcibly ___ A. small bits of information B. to make someone sad because something expected did not happen C. strongly; by force D. facts about a person, place, or thing E. large bodies of salt water where whales and other animals live F. to rub something gently E D B A C F

19 WEBSITES Inferences Simon James Building Background Reading Skills Test Tutor Go for Grammar Gold - More AdjectivesGo for Grammar Gold - More Adjectives Other Activities Whale Research Whale Pages to color online Graph Whale Size

20 Tweaked by Anne Miller


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