First, sort out the scrambled letters to reveal Mark’s surname.
Finally, read about the writer’s personal profile and, in your notebook, complete his personal fact file.
Imagine it is a Monday morning, the weekend is over and you are about to go to school. How do you feel about it? Do the activities below.
First, skim excerpt 1 from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Chapter VI
What do you think the main idea is? Then, do the close reading.
Monday morning found Tom Sawyer miserable. Monday morning always found him so -- because it began another week's slow suffering in school. He generally began that day with wishing he had had no intervening holiday, it made the going into captivity and fetters again so much more odious.
Tom lay thinking. Presently it occurred to him that he wished he was sick; then he could stay home from school. Here was a vague possibility. He canvassed his system. No ailment was found, and he investigated again. This time he thought he could detect colicky symptoms, and he began to encourage them with considerable hope. But they soon grew feeble, and presently died wholly away. He reflected further.***
|Complete the questions about the extract above.
Who is the main character?
Tom Sawyer is.
Where and when does this event_take place?
At Tom's place, on Monday morning.
Why is Tom unwilling to get out_of his bed?
Because he hates the idea of going to school.
How does he want to avoid school?
By pretending to be ill.
Tom's is unwilling to get up on Monday morning. Predict what happens next. Discuss it in pairs.Then, read ‘Excerpt Part 2’ and answer the questions.