Pour accompagner notre programme d’anglais, j’aime ajouter des lectures. Voici ce que les enfants débutent dès ce soir :
4e année – CM1
In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new home for their family. « Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble, » her mother had said, but Sarah found that it was not always easy to feel brave inside. The dark woods were full of animals and Indians, too, and Sarah was only eight!
The true story of Sarah’s journey is inspiring. And as she cares for her father and befriends her Indian neighbors, she learns that to be afraid and to be brave is the greatest courage of all.
6e année – 6e
Biographie de Franklin pour les jeunes.
***pour les deux plus jeunes, lecture et traduction seulement.
The blackness of eternal night encompassed me. The intense darkness oppressed and stifled me so that I struggled for breath.Having been condemned to death by the Spanish Inquisition, the narrator descends into a kind of hell. Dizzy with weakness and fainting with fear, he experiences such torments that death itself would be welcome. What troubles him most is the eternal question: how will he die?Toledo Prison is notorious for the torture of the condemned. What minds have dreamed up the terror of the pit in the center of the cell? What is the significance of the painted figure of Time with his menacing pendulum? Why do the walls glow with heat?
Pour lui, je lui demande plusieurs choses :
- How did the prisoner know that, in the cell, there was a deep pit with water at the bottom of it?
- Which torture was the prisoner saved from by luck? Which by cleverness?
- How did darkness contribute to the prisoner’s terror?
For thinking and discussing.
What do you think was the most terrifying part of the prisoner’s experience? Was his torture mental or physical? Why do you think Poe set up the story in this way?
Write a few paragraphs about either a very good or a very bad experience you’ve had. Create a mood by including descriptive sentences that appeal to the five senses.
***source du travail à faire : « scholastic scope literature level 5 », Scholastic