A midsummer night’s dream

Chapter 3

Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit

WALT: understand what explicit and implicit information is

Read through the following carefully

Geoff wanted to help his dad with his work. He turned off the TV show that he was watching for the whole entire afternoon and followed his dad. Dad smiled and said “Thanks Geoff. I can always count on you.”

Explicit information is information the text directly tells you. From the text above, explicit information could be:

‘Geoff wanted to help his dad’

‘Geoff stopped watching his TV show’

Both are EXPLICIT information that is in the text.

Implicit information is information we can assume, identify by reading and understanding the text. From the short phrase above, implicit information could be:

‘Geoff was bored watching his TV’

‘Dad appreciates Geoff trying to help’

The information above is not something the text directly tells us. We can come up with this idea by reading the text and understanding it. You should be able to backup your idea with evidence from the text that made you come up with the idea.

Now respond to the questions below after reading

Chapter 3 of ‘A midsummer night’s dream’

Highlight whether the information is explicit or not explicit.

If the information is explicit write the page where it tells you that information and write down the explicit information written in the text

First one is done for you as an example

Puck poured something into Lysander’s eyes         Explicit / Not explicit                Page:14

Puck poured the juice on Lysander’s eyes      Puck poured the juice on Lysander’s eyes

Titania was sleeping in the skin of a snake                Explicit / Not explicit                Page:15

Wrapped in skin of a snake.

Titania fell in love with a stupid clown                        Explicit / Not explicit                Page:16

“ I love you”  Titania said

The clown also fell in love with Titania                Explicit / Not explicit                Page:17


But was very proud of fairies to wait for him.

Mustardseed is a fairy                                        Explicit / Not explicit                Page:16

So she called four fairies whose names were Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed.

Mustardseed in response to Titania, said, “I will.”        Explicit / Not explicit                Page:17

“I will”, said one of the fairies and all the others, “I will”

The clown was taking advantage of Titania                Explicit / Not explicit                Page:17

But was very proud of fairies to wait for him.

Answer the following question in full sentences and examples when appropriate

(page 14-15) ‘Grew wild thyme, oxlips, and violets, and woodbine, muskroses and eglantine.’ Without searching on the web, guess what you think they are? What gave you the idea?

Fairies because it says it does the book

James, after having read chapter 3 said ‘That clown is taking advantage of the queen and the fairies!’

Is what James thinking an explicit or implicit information from the book?


What happened in chapter 3 that made James come up with that idea? Give some evidence/examples from the text.

But was very proud of fairies to wait for him.

What else could you say about the clown based on what you have read from the text?

Give evidence.

He does not  be kind to the fairies.