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Read through the following text twice before trying to answer the questions.

 

First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did. After these came the royal children; there were ten of them, and the little dears came jumping merrily along hand in hand, in couples: they were all ornamented with hearts. Next came the guests, mostly Kings and Queens, and among them Alice recognised the White Rabbit: it was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her. Then followed the Knave of Hearts, carrying the King’s crown on a crimson velvet cushion; and, last of all this grand procession, came THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS.

 

 

Now you have read it twice, have a go at answering the following questions independently. Use the format that has been set up for you on Purple Mash. 

 

  1.  R - What 2 words are used to describe the ten soldiers?
  2.  R - How did the royal children come out?
  3.  R - Who did Alice recognise?
  4.  I - What do you think all the characters are? Think carefully about some of the words used (Kings, Queens, Diamonds, Hearts ect).
  5.  I - Why do you think the rabbit was nervous?

 

Home learners please could you submit your answers on by using the 2do template on Purple Mash.

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