Pobble 365

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October 8th

The Double Act

Photo : Photo courtesy of Alexander Jansson

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The Double Act

The Double Act

Question time!

What do you think the trick is that Charlie and his father are about to attempt?

Will they be successful? How will the crowd react?

How would you feel if you were Charlie?

Can you think of a time when you have been put on the spot to perform something? How did you cope with it?

Where do you think they are in the picture?

Do you notice anything strange about the picture?

Do you think the mule enjoys its job?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw or describe Charlie performing a dangerous trick?

Story starter!

‘Ooooooooo!’ the crowd cheered with delight as the flames passed frighteningly close to his father’s chin. The crowd loved danger, so that was exactly what they gave them.

Every night they travelled to a different town. Every night they revelled in the applause of ever-growing crowds that always seemed so fascinated and absorbed by the daring feats performed in front of their eyes.

Tonight they would perform the most dangerous trick they had ever attempted. In fact, when they had practised it, things had almost gone catastrophically wrong. Charlie gulped. This was it! ‘Here goes’ he mumbled…

Sentence challenge!

Which ending would make this word an adverb?


carefulness carefullest carefuller carefully

Can you use adverbs in your writing today?

Perhaps you could use adverbs to show the possibility of something happening e.g. perhaps, surely, possibly, maybe.

Perhaps they should find a safer occupation!

Sick sentences!

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

The big crowd cheered. Charlie caught the torch in his hand.

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