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Before reading activities (page 44)


Activity 1 before reading

1 No 2 No 3 Yes 4 Yes 5 Yes 6 No

Father knocked Richard over with his antlers.


Richard saw a wolf coming through the trees.
Richard threw stones at a (the) wolf.
Two wolves were following Brother.
The three wolves ran straight at Richard.
Richard climbed a tree.

Activity 2 before reading

chApter 4 while reading

Encourage discussion. Possible sentences:


Richard wont have enough food.
He wont have warm clothes.
He will sleep on the ground.
He wont see his friends.
He will miss his mother and father.
He wont have a bicycle.

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Activity 3 before reading

Encourage students to speculate and to make


guesses but do not tell them the answers. They
will find out as they read that the yes answers are
numbers 3 and 4.

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Because he wanted to save Brother.


Because he heard Mother calling him.
Because he wanted her to be near him all the time.
Because he was happy to see Richard again.
Because the wolves were following the smell of the
deer and smells are lost in water.
Because he wanted to make spears.
Because he wanted to kill wolves.
Because she hurt her leg. / Because a stick from a
tree went deep into her leg.
Because the ground was wet and it would hide
Babys smell from the wolves.
Because he thought of a wolf finding her and so he
couldnt leave her.
Because Richard didnt run away.

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chApter 1 while reading

Encourage students to speculate and to make


guesses. Do not tell them the answers but let
students check their guesses when they read the
chapter. The yes answers are numbers 1, 3 and 5.

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F Richard has got a recorder in his nose.
F Richards friends arent at the party with him.
F Richard doesnt want to live with a family of
sheep. / Richard wants to live with a family of
clever animals (big, strong, fast animals).
5 F Richards father came to say goodbye to him. /
Richards mother didnt come to say goodbye to
him.
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chApter 5 while reading

The correct order is: 8, 6, 3, 10, 5, 11, 1, 4, 2, 7, 9

After Reading
Activity 1 after reading

1 Deer.
2 Because he was lying on wet ground and he didnt
have any clothes.
3 Fruit on a tree.
4 Because Father knocked him off the tree with his
antlers.
5 Where are you? and Im here.
6 Baby.
7 They moved around a lot and swam across a river.
8 Next to Mother.
9 He drank Mothers milk.

Activity 2 after reading

Open answers. Encourage discussion.


Activity 3 after reading

The picture goes on page 20.


1 Because the wolves ran after him.
2 They sat under the tree for hours and left before it
got dark.

chApter 3 while reading

1 Richard wanted to be back in the village.


2 Richard liked Baby and Brother.
3 Richard didnt eat a lot of fruit and vegetables every
day.

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Richard fell asleep because he was very tired. The next
morning, he woke up early and tried to climb to the
top of the rocks. The wolves were still watching him,
and (so) he was frightened. He also felt ill and hungry
because he didnt have any breakfast. When he was near
the top, he suddenly fell all the way to the bottom of the
rocks and (so) the wolves jumped on him.

chApter 2 while reading

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Activity 9 after reading

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3 He stayed up in the tree all night and tried to sleep,


but he couldnt.
Lines taken from the text on page 20 would make
suitable captions, for example:
Will I see my deer family again?
The wolves sat under my tree for hours.

Open answers. Encourage discussion. If necessary,


prompt students to consider topics such as
transport, houses, food, work, school, books, or
shopping.
project work after reading

This could be developed into a class project,


where students work in groups, concentrating
on one topic each. They could find pictures from
magazines or draw their own illustrations.

Activity 4 after reading

He made clothes from leaves.


He ate fruit from trees.
He made spears from sticks and stones.
He drank milk from Mother.
He made a catapult from animal skin.

Activity 5 after reading

1 Mother makes a noise that means Where are you?


2 Baby is soft to touch.
3 Brother is afraid of nothing.
4 Father gets the best things to eat.
5 Baby is funny.
6 Father never talks to Mother.
7 Mother helps Baby to get leaves and fruit.
8 Baby is always jumping up and down.
9 Baby smells of milk.
10 Brother teaches Baby to jump as high as she can.
11 Father is always walking around.
12 Mother teaches Baby about eating and smelling.
Possible descriptions:
Mother makes a noise that means Where are you?
She helps Baby to get leaves and fruit and she teaches
Baby about eating and smelling.
Baby is soft to touch. She is funny and she is always
jumping up and down. She smells of milk.
Brother is afraid of nothing. He teaches Baby to jump
as high as she can.
Father gets the best things to eat. He never talks to
Mother and he is always walking around.
Activity 6 after reading

Open answers. Encourage discussion.


Activity 7 after reading

Open answers. Encourage discussion.

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Activity 8 after reading

Open answers. Possible sentences:


In Richards world, people dont have cars, they have
bicycles.
In Richards world, people dont live in cities, they live
in villages.
In Richards world, people dont eat meat.
In Richards world, people dont keep cats and dogs.
In Richards world, there are no factories.
In Richards world, everybody lives in small houses.

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