KS2 Guided Reading Features of a Comedy

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This sheet has been taken from UKS2 Literacy Resources File

Encourages children to think about the Features of a Comedy. It links to You Can’t Bring That in Here by Robert Swindells. But activity can be used without this book and can link to any comedy.

Dialogue: the repetition of ‘you can’t bring that in here’ which is then used by the gorilla at the end.

– Vocabulary: funny similes, for example, ‘the sofa looked like a tatty boat afloat on a sea of can rings and screwed-up crisp packets’.

– Action: Jimmy swapping a number of ‘normal’ animals, ending up with a talking gorilla.

– Authorial voice: use of the third person makes the reader sympathise with Jimmy and ridicules Osbert.

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