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R - Dad damaged something when August was born. What was it?


I - Why did Mum need to 'prepare herself' before she first saw her baby?


C - Find an idiom that the author uses in this chapter. What does it mean


An idiom is a commonly used expression or phrase whose literal meaning is different from its actual meaning. It's like a metaphor.

Friday 20th November

LC: To identify the theme of a text


Yesterday, we discussed the underlying message within a piece of text. We call this the 'theme' of the writing. Today, we are going to look at another text and your job is to identify the theme and explain your reasons for thinking this - just like we did yesterday. 



Have a look at and carefully read the extracts below. When you have read each extract, complete the two questions for each one. Please explain clearly and fully.