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April 26th

The mirror in the attic

Photo : Photo courtesy of Frank Gustrau

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The mirror in the attic

The mirror in the attic

Question time!

Where do you think the mirror has come from?

Who does it belong to?

Why has Anna not noticed it before?

What will happen now that Anna has touched the mirror?

What are attics used for?

Do you have an attic? Is there anything interesting up there?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what might happen now that Anna has touched the mirror?

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Story starter!

She had found it lying alone, deserted, abandoned in the attic. After making the discovery, Anna had gazed and marvelled at it for some time. Where had it come from? Why had no dust settled upon it, as it had done over everything else that resided in her attic? A layer of the thick dust blanketed the attic floor, and as the sunlight glared through the attic windows, the dust particles yet to settle were illuminated as they hovered in the stuffy air. Yet, the mirror looked flawless, untouched by age, not a finger print in sight.

Anna propped the mirror up against one of the thick, timber beams that jutted from the attic floor. Settling down into a comfortable position, she tentatively placed a finger against the glass…

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of adjectives to describe the mirror?

Can you choose two of your adjectives and write a sentence about what Anna is doing?

E.g. Anna touched the ____,____ mirror with her finger.

Once you’ve done that, can you think of other ways to improve your sentence?

Sick sentences!

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

Anna sat down. Anna touched the mirror. The glass moved.

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