How old is the tortoise?
What has he seen in his lifetime?
What do you think it’s like living on the back of a tortoise?
What sort of places would it take you to?
Imagine you could live on the back of a giant animal. Can you draw what the perfect animal-house would look like?
It’s always difficult moving house, but not usually as slow as this. Sometimes they regretted buying a house on top of a giant tortoise. It did, however, have some benefits…
A parenthesis is a word or a phrase put into a sentence to give it more information.
Sometimes a parenthesis is in italics, sometimes it is in (brackets), sometimes there is a dash – and sometimes it has ‘inverted commas’ around it.
Parentheses are used to:
Explain what a difficult word means.
Show someone’s thoughts
Add extra information to help the reader
Emphasise a point
Can you use brackets to add extra information?
E.g. His shell (being completely covered in grass) made for a comfortable home.
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
The tortoise moved across the ground. He had skin and a big shell.