rrñchael morpurgo K e s u kees . Eddie had signed the football with his name. Topic: Kensuke’s Kingdom-Chapter 4 Part 1 10. Look back in the book for other references to the football. It’s all getting rather interesting…. Activity Write poems on the theme of being alone and lost in the sea. Michael and his family are having a wonderful time. 0 comments. ( Log Out /  P.S… In being lost, he finds inner strength and learns to balance his desperate hope for change with acceptance of everyday reality. Travel Tracer - Michael's emotional journey. We fish. We paint. I think the forest is friendly as it can give fruit and food and can give shade from the sun, its whats in the forest that might not be friendly. Extracts from the ship’s log, spanning ten months from September to July, describe in words and pictures the thrill of sailing past Africa, playing football in Brazil, spotting sharks, elephants in South Africa as well as the boredom of baked beans. I find it difficult to put the book down. In-game task: FINDING *Chapter 5 I, Kensuke EXTRACT: p.71-72 In-game task: MAKING Chapter 6 Abunail *Chapter 7 All that silence said EXTRACT: p.108-109 In-game task: A DAY IN THE LIFE *Chapter 8 Everyone dead EXTRACT: p.127-130 In-game task: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Who rescues Michael? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Morpurgo’s writing at the beginning of this chapter drives the story forward but also engages us in reflection: And always I looked for the grey glint of dawn, but it would not come and it would not come. ‘It is easier when you are old like me, Micasan,’ he said. Michael goes to Japan to meet Michiya who ‘laughs just like his father did.’. So when the Peggy Sue finally returns to rescue Michael, Kensuke chooses to stay: ‘This Kensuke’s Kingdom. The mood changes with the rescue. Mum is the skipper and Michael is responsible for scrupulously maintaining the ship’s log. I really like the fact that the football seems quite unimportant to the story at the beginning but becomes something of a charm for Michael and actually saves his life. I really liked the description of the island .. Read more of chapter 4. Anora, were still waiting for chapter 5 to be sent in. The story is beautifully narrated in the first person by Michael himself, and includes samples of his drawings. ‘One day a ship will come, Micasan. Although Kensuke forbids Michael to light a fire and banishes him to one end of the island, he continues to provide fish, fruit and water. Is there any evidence that Michael is becoming more resourceful by the end of the chapter? Does the ocean simply wash Michael up on the beach? But it will come. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I think the ocean washes Michael up on to the beach with help from the ball which keeps Michael afloat. ‘Waiting,’ he said. Kensuke’s Kingdom was Winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award 2000. They are washed up on an island in the Pacific inhabited by orang-utans. ‘I stay here. He’s facing life and death decisions. ‘He stood up and came towards me, now out of the smoke. She is Michael’s companion and friend. He needs water, food, warmth and shelter and tries to find them. I would go down, down to the bottom of the sea and lie in my grave amongst the seaweed and the sailors’ bones and the shipwrecks. Michael has a huge challenge to overcome. The football is Michaels Lucky Football and reminds him of … I love how the author hints at the potential dangers on the island and leaves it to our imagination as to what might possibly be out there… Read Michael Morpurgo’s description of being in the sea in chapter 4. Mr Garley. I could never think of what to write or how to begin. It’s a school day, what else are you doing? He was not an orang-utan at all. Kensuke and Michael manage to hide the majority of the friendly orang-utans in their cave but are unable to protect the gibbons. Change ). Read along using the following online pdf: Choose 3 questions to answer in complete sentences. How is he feeling? Michael is resourceful, he has an idea of what he needs to survive. Title: Microsoft Word - Kensuke's Kingdom Chapter 4 part 1 Answers.docx ( Log Out /  Holly Cutts. He was a man.’. The ball is used as a float by Michael. Start studying Kensuke's Kingdom Chapter 4. Reflection – Stella. Helped to calm the panic, helped him to get over the 1st few hours on the island. He simply showed me.’. Well done Jessica If anyone would like to read a chapter please let me know it would be great to hear you reading. Filed under Beyond a Book, Kensuke's Kingdom ← Chapter 3: Ship’s Log. Page 58 – Read Morpurgo’s description of the sounds from the forest. Corinne Lyons. Fourth Class. ‘I stay here. Reflection – Black and white; light and dark. Stella Artois was alive. In the Postscript, we discover that Kensuke’s wife and son had not been killed when Nagasaki was bombed. ‘He taught me all this entirely without speaking. How does Michael Morpurgo use the differences between light and darkness to create feeling in the novel? Mum is the skipper and Michael is responsible for scrupulously maintaining the ship’s log. One day a ship does come, bringing ‘killer men’ hunting for young orang-utans and gibbons. Emperor must stay in his Kingdom, look after his people.’ Finally, Kensuke secures Michael’s promise of silence. The football starts off as a regular gift but it becomes more than this as Michael keeps it close. They are left fish and fresh water by a benefactor who remains hidden … until Michael lights a fire. is the story of an ordinary boy who is taken on an extraordinary adventure as full of ups and downs as the waves on the sea. Resourcefulness – Is this the most important R that Michael will have to use from this point on in the story? We had suvived. Morpurgo captures the fear of being abandoned in the ocean with this opening sentence. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Chapter 5: I, Kensuke → 4 responses to “Chapter 4: Gibbons and ghosts” Matthew Milner (@matthewddmilner) November 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm. And that’s how it reads to me now, all these years later, like me talking. ( Log Out /  It is important that Michael becomes resourceful. kensuke’s Kingdom Chapter 4. Kensuke’s Kingdom: Connection with a Contemporary ... Travel Tracer - Michael's emotional journey - part 2. The football saves Michael’s life. And that’s the thing. Is it a dream? I want to find out more about this monkey man and see who he is. Chapter 3 Ship’s Log *Chapter 4 Gibbons and Ghosts EXTRACT: p.49-54. Please comment below. (If you’re struggling, please comment below and I can explain several ways you can get the file transferred). Today we have Jessica reading chapter 4 of our class novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Micheal Morpurgo. Where did it come from? Does it sound like an inviting place? What role has the football played in the story so far? Michael is eleven when his father loses his job at the brickworks and uses the redundancy money to buy the Peggy Sue. Day 4 Teaching Discuss the settings so far in Kensuke’s Kingdom. We stay together.’ Michael is very fond of Kensuke but he cannot simply forget his mother and father and becomes troubled by despair at ever leaving the island. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Read the descriptions of the island in Chapter 4. I live life in peace.’ Ironically, Kensuke has the last laugh. At school I had never been much good at writing. In being lost, he finds inner strength and learns to balance his desperate hope for change with acceptance of everyday reality. I found I didn’t really write it down at all. Kensuke has rescued Michael and tenderly nurses him back to health. There was always so much I wanted to say. 0 Likes. Resilience – List the problems Michael has had to face so far. It is quite sad when the balls goes missing again and it makes you wonder what happened to it and did it save michaels life. ‘You are like son to me now. Kensuke’s Kingdom was Winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award 2000. . Michael thinks he is going to drown and might not survive. I spoke it from my head, down my arm, through my fingers and my pencil, and on to the page. Filed under Beyond a Book, Kensuke's Kingdom, The football is Michaels Lucky Football and reminds him of his best friend and home. I think the forest is both friend and foe. Will it be friend or foe? It gives comfort, offers fun and then saves his life. Kensuke’s Kingdom is the story of an ordinary boy who is taken on an extraordinary adventure as full of ups and downs as the waves on the sea. Today we have Jessica reading chapter 4 of our class novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Micheal Morpurgo. Michael has been drawn away from his boat and this makes the story very exciting. Michael goes to Japan to meet Michiya who ‘laughs just like his father did.’, In contrast, Michael’s mother always knew her son was alive, and had never given up searching from island to island until she found him: ‘Not a miracle, just faith.’, One night, however, when his parents are asleep below deck, Michael and Stella fall overboard in a sudden gust of wind. It is exciting and very scary at the same time. Reflection – reflect on the football. Kensuke’s Kingdom is the story of an ordinary boy who is taken on an extraordinary adventure as full of ups and downs as the waves on the sea. The story is beautifully narrated in the first person by Michael himself, and includes samples of his drawings. The story is well and truly in dilemma. After nautical training with Barnacle Bill, mother and father set sail around the world with Michael and his ‘one-ear-up and one-ear-down black and white sheepdog’, curiously named Stella Artois.

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