Three questions

By Leo Tolstoy

WALT: understand parts of a text from evidences in the text

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 ‘Three questions’

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 Hermit lived in the woods (page 8)

The hermit was quite old (p8)

The king asked hermit the 3 questions (p9)

The hermit is ignoring the king (p10, 11)

The king had dug two beds (p10)

The king was quite healthy (p11)

The king continued to dig (p11)

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

Explicit / Not explicit

From having read chapter two, what character would you say the king has?

For example, is the king kind? Annoying? Aggressive? Lazy? Considerate? Rude?

Give evidence from the text support your idea.

Considerate because the king was digging for the hermit

Similar to what you have thought about the king above, what could you say about the hermit?

Give evidence from the text to support your idea.

I think the hermit was rude because he was not listening to the king