A midsummer night’s dream

Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit

WALT: understand what explicit and implicit information is

Read through the following carefully

Geoff remembered having read that an ant can lift upto 1000 times its own body weight, and was sad that he could not carry a small bag of rocks that only weigh a quarter of his weight.

Explicit information is information the text directly tells you. From the text above:

‘Ants can lift upto 1000 times its own body weight’

‘Geoff could not carry something that weigh a quarter of his weight’

Both are EXPLICIT information that is literally what the text tells us about.

Implicit information is information we can assume, identify by reading and understanding the text. From having read the text above the following may be an implicit information you may have come to realise:

Geoff wants to be able to carry that small bag of rocks’

Or

Geoff wants to be stronger to be able to carry the small bag of rocks’

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. For example (evidence is underlined):

“From reading the text I could tell Geoff wants to be stronger to be able to carry the small bag of rocks because Geoff was sad that he could not carry the small bag of rocks”

Now having understood what explicit and implicit information is respond to the questions below after reading chapter 2 of ‘a midsummer night’s dream’

Highlight whether the information is explicit or not explicit.

(read through the page, if it actually tells you that information it is explicit, if it does not, it is not explicit)

The queen said ‘I am not friends with him now’ (page 8)

Oberon really liked the Indian boy (p8)

Puck was the spirit of mischief (p9)

Oberon was sorry for Helena (p11)

Puck made the mistake on purpose (p11)

Oberon is kind hearted (p12)

Oberon wants to set things right (p12)

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Would you say Oberon is very responsible towards his own actions?

Give evidence from the text to support your idea.

Yes because he wanted to make demetrius back in love with Helena after doing the wrong thing

Do you think Puck made the mistake on purpose? Or do you think it was a pure mistake?

Give evidence from the text to support your idea.

Yes  because he is the spirit of mischief and does a lot of bad things as said in the book