WANTED: The Highway Rat!
"The Highway Rat was a baddie. The Highway Rat was a beast. He took what he wanted and ate what he took. His life was one long feast!"
We have been learning the story of 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson. We thought about key questions from the story such as:
'Is duck the hero?'
'Why does The Highway Rat steal and eat food which he describes as tasteless, rotten or bitter?'
We also identified the verbs that are used in the book and thought about adverbs to describe them.
One day, we arrived in the classroom to find the rat's clothing and sword. We thought about how the rat may have felt and whether he was revengeful or remorseful towards the duck. We played 'Roll on the Object' and wrote emotions and adjectives about how the rat may have felt. We also acted out part of the story in small groups and then watched each part of the story as a whole class.