GARY WILLIAMS 2010 1

Fatima
Hi! My name is Fatima! Every day we have to go to school. Before school I usually don’t have much energy because I’m too hungry! Then I have breakfast and my full stomach wakes me up. At school I enjoy my geography lessons the most because I like to study other countries and write about them.

Recently, my teacher taught us how to make paragraphs. We learnt to leave a space at the start of the first line of every paragraph. I know how to make my space the same size every time. I use my pencil to measure it!

Sometimes I like school a lot and other times it’s not so fun. Anyway, I have lots of friends here who I really like and I know I am learning more every time I come! One thing is for sure, school is important for everyone.

1) Write “True” or “False” beside each sentence:

a) Fatima is usually tired in the morning before school. b) Geography wakes Fatima up. c) Geography is Fatima’s favourite subject. d) Fatima learns about countries in Geography.

(________) (________) (________) (________)

e) It is important to remember to use a space at the start of a paragraph. (________)

2) Which sentence doesn’t belong in this story?

a) Fatima is hungry in the morning. b) Fatima enjoys geography very much. c) Fatima’s friend taught her how to make paragraphs. d) Fatima has lots of friends at school.

3) Answer the questions with full sentences:

a) How does Fatima make her spaces the same size every time?

b) Does Fatima like her classmates?

c) Is school important for everyone?

4) Use the words in the box to choose 4 adjectives that describe Fatima:

hard-working unkind

lazy friendly

dishonest smart

unfriendly honest

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__________________________

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5) Fill in the gaps with words from the story:

Fatima is a girl that usually likes school. Her favourite (________) there is geography because she thinks writing about other (________) is interesting. She has learnt how to make (________) recently. Fatima has a lot of (________) and she thinks learning is very important for (________).

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ANSWERS
1) Write “True” or “False” beside each sentence:

a) Fatima is usually tired in the morning before school. b) Geography wakes Fatima up. c) Geography is Fatima’s favourite subject. d) Fatima learns about countries in Geography.

true false true true

e) It is important to remember to use a space at the start of a paragraph. true

2) Which sentence doesn’t belong in this story?

a) Fatima is hungry in the morning. b) Fatima enjoys geography very much. c) Fatima’s friend taught her how to make paragraphs. d) Fatima has lots of friends at school.

3) Answer the questions with full sentences:

a) How does Fatima make her spaces the same size every time? She uses a pencil to make her spaces the same size every time.

b) Does Fatima like her classmates? Yes, she likes her classmates.

c) Is school important for everyone? Yes, it is important for everyone.

4) Use the words in the box to choose 4 adjectives that describe Fatima:

hard-working unkind

lazy friendly

dishonest smart

unfriendly honest

hard-working

friendly

smart

honest

5) Fill in the gaps with words from the story:

Fatima is a girl that usually likes school. Her favourite subject there is geography because she thinks writing about other countries is interesting. She has learnt how to make spaces recently. Fatima has a lot of friends and she thinks learning is very important for everyone.