A Birthday Cake for Grandma

By Kathy Taylor (SJ Pt3 No1 2010)

I am learning to respond to a text using my prior knowledge and experience.

Success Criteria:

  • I can use personal experiences to connect ideas in the text (text to self)
  • I can connect ideas from other texts I have read (text to text)
  • I can use prior knowledge to connect ideas in the text (text to world)

Vocabulary Check:

Use full sentences to answer the following questions:

What was the family tradition the children wanted to follow?

The tradition the children wanted to follow was make birthday cake for grandma

Do you have any family traditions that your family follow?  If so, what are they?  If not, do you know any examples of family traditions?  

One tradition my family follows is dishara. We do it making a cardboard cutout of an evil god and blowing him up by lighting him on fire and\or lighting fireworks and blowing him up in some kind of way.

Why does Mum rub  Lucy’s arm on page 23?

I think mum rubs Lucy's arm to cheer  her up

Was Grandma a good cook?  How do you know?

Grandma was a good cook because she had made tons of cakes and stuff like that tasted delicious  

Where is Grandma?  How do you know?

Grandma is in a graveyard.  I know that grandma is in a grave because

Were there some clues in the story that tell us that Grandma had died?

One-when lucy mentioned she was sick

Two - when mums picking a lot of flowers

Who do you think is going to eat the birthday cake?

Josh and lucy and mum

Have you ever had a special birthday cake made for you?  What was it and who made it?

I have had a special cake before and my grandma made  it plus

 it was a green dinosaur