Pobble 365

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March 17th

Into the mist

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Into the mist

Into the mist

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Question time!

What does the word ‘solace’ mean?

Who is the girl in the picture?

Can you give her a name?

Why is she dressed in the way she is?

What has she left behind on the shore?

What does it mean by ‘that light was her only comfort’?

What is the ship? Why has it been described as a ‘silent predator?

Why does the girl want to reach the ship?

What will happen once she does?

Perfect picture!

Imagine you can see the ship more clearly. Can you draw what it might look like?

Story starter!

She waded out into the shallows. Waves of water lapped up against her bare legs, sending a chill up her already trembling body. She stole a glance back at what she had left behind on the shore. No regrets.

Fog wrapped its arms around the girl, adding to her feeling of growing trepidation. She held a lantern in her hand; it swayed gently by her side as she moved, leaking a milky light out into the night. That light was the only comfort she had.

As she stole away, the outline of the ship crept out of the mist like a silent predator. Would the ship bring the solace she had been longing for?

Sentence challenge!

‘Fog wrapped its arms around the girl’ is an example of personification.

Can you think of other ways to personify the fog?

Can you personify something else, such the wind, the night or the water?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The girl walked through the water. It was foggy. She was scared.

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