Read the extract below from 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. You might like to listen to Miss Flisher reading the whole chapter.
Read the text again and think about the different characters in the opening of the novel.
a)Draw a picture of Mr Tom Oakley and write around him everything you know thus far: remember to use evidence from the text to help you draw your picture and to describe him
b) Draw a picture of William from Mr Tom's perspective. What would you need to include in the drawing? What do you think Tom’s first impression of William is? Why? How might you show this in your drawing? What might his body language be like? Do you think he would look confident or shy and nervous? What kind of expression might you draw on his face? Why?
Look at the front cover of the book and answer the questions.
Read the extract given in Lesson 1: now look at the front cover and title of the book.
body language in the picture? Based on the illustration, how might their relationship develop from the
initial meeting you read about in the introduction to the book?
5. Why do you think the book is called 'Goodnight Mr Tom'?
Imagine you are going away somewhere and you can only bring one suitcase of items with you, containing five objects or items that are special to you; what would you pack?
Draw or write a list of these items, justifying why they should be allowed to go with you and why they are so special to you. You might like to share this list with someone else (or email it to Mrs Evans) and ask them what they would bring with them and why. Have you chosen similar items or different items?
You can listen to Miss Flisher reading the book here
If you've enjoyed the book so far, why don't you buy your own copy or wait until the library is open and borrow a copy.