A midsummer night’s dream
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
Titania was sleeping in the skin of a snake Explicit / Not explicit Page:15
It said she slept in snakeskin
Titania fell in love with a stupid clown Explicit / Not explicit Page:15
It says when Titania wakes she sees a stupid clown
The clown also fell in love with Titania Explicit / Not explicit Page:
The clown doesn’t ever say that he just likes the fairies serving for him
Mustardseed is a fairy Explicit / Not explicit Page:
Because they say the names of the faries serving the clown and mustardseed is one of them
Mustardseed in response to Titania, said, “I will.” Explicit / Not explicit Page:
It says that they all say ‘’I will’’
The clown was taking advantage of Titania Explicit / Not explicit Page:
Because the clo0wn said’ I don’t like Titiana I just like the fairies serving me.
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?
I think a grew wild theme is a jungle theme
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?
Explicit because he says That the clown is taking advantage of the queen and the fairies!’
What happened in chapter 3 that made James come up with that idea? Give some evidence/examples from the text.
Because it says The clown says he just likes the fairies serving for him
What else could you say about the clown based on what you have read from the text?
He is very mean because he doesn’t care for the queen just for the fairies and greedy because he wanted a lot of things from the fairies.