Talk about/look up synonyms (words that mean the same) for the word small. Create a chart or poster with all your words. You can use colour and bubble- writing if you like to help make the words more memorable.
You will be able to use some of these words throughout this week in your writing.
Watch and enjoy this clip from Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) – the Kids are Shrunk:
Retell what has happened in the clip to an adult.
Imagine that you are one of the children in the clip. You desperately need to get Dad/Mr Szalinski’s attention and ask for his help. Imagine that in the attic, you have found a giant pencil with which to write him a letter or note, pleading for help – and fast!
Think about including the following:
− Dear Dad / Mr Szalinski
− a retelling of what has happened
− a description of yourself now (you could use some of your words meaning ‘small’)
− a description of how the world looks around you now
− a plea for help
− where you might wait for Dad /Mr Szalinski to find you
− from/love one of the children (Nick, Amy, Russ or Ron).
Remember to keep reading over your letter to check it makes sense. Check for spelling and punctuation too! Now read it aloud to someone in your house, putting on your best pleading voice – remember, you are desperate for help!