Thursday, June 5, 2014

Reading Week 5: My Mum Calls Me Charlie

Referring to the title of the text what do you think the text is about?
I think that the text is about a little girl that doesn’t like being called Charlie.

Why was the young girls grandad upset?
Because Charlies mum left her at Grandad’s for a couple of days. The days turned into weeks, and then months and that is why Grandad got upset.

Who had grandad rung to take care of the young girl, for what reason had he done this?
By the time Mum rang them, Grandad had called Social Welfare to arrange a home for Charlie.

Who are the social welfare? What is their role in society?
The Social Welfare is a group of people who help others in need of help.

Where do you think mum had gone? What do you think is happening in the story?
Mum went to work and left Charlie with Grandad so that he could get in the way of things.

The adults were talking all night, what are some of the topics you think they might have been discussing?
The grown-ups talked all night. Charlie heard Maria tell them she’d take Charlie up north with her.

For what reason do you think they discussed not belonging in Auckland?
They felt like they didn’t belong in Auckland because of the surroundings of people or they didn’t enjoy working while looking after Charlie at the same time.

Who is Maria, what role does she have in this situation?
Maria is Charlies twenty-five-year-old cousin and she would babysit Charlie and take him up north.

We know there are people who come to stay in Maria’s house, who are these people?
Charlie and Maria shared a house with Teia,Sara and Teia's dog Miro. Sometimes other people come and stay for a night, or longer.

Design and create a bookmark, on one side of the bookmark write down interesting words you come across that you have not seen before.

A glossary is like a small dictionary found on the back of some books. It allows you to look up the meaning of unusual words you come across in your book.

Find 5 unusual words from the book you are reading.
1. Tuwharetoa

2. Ngapuhi

3. Bilingual

4. Turi Turi

5. Tamihana

Create your own glossary, by writing down the word and the meaning of the word next to it. For example..

My glossary:
Bilingual: Speaking two languages fluently.

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