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Lila and the Secret of Rain: 1

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As a multicultural text, it presents the ethnic group in authentic dress and nods to their traditional beliefs. It doesn't really explain anything about being Kenyan, though. However, Lila is an individual and not just a representation of her ethnic group. In this activity, we look at how Lila tries (and succeeds) at persuading the sky to stop the sun from shining and start the rain. This resource aimed at Year 1 and Year focuses on adjectives throughout the story of The Secret of Rain.

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David Conway is a children's picture book author who has written for Hodder, Random House, Frances Lincoln and Gullane Children's Books. He has been awarded The Peter Pan Silver Star by the Swedish wing of the IBBY and the Parents' Choice Gold Award in the US for Lila and the Secret of Rain. His first picture book The Most Important Gift of All illustrated by Karin Littlewood, was nominated for The Kate Greenaway Medal in 2006. We have differentiated this resource to cater for Y1 and Year 2 classes. Your class will underline the letters that should be capital letters and add in the full stops to punctuate the sentences.

David's most recent picture book The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster was chosen as one of the children's books of the year 2008 by Nicolette Jones of The Sunday Times and has been shortlisted for the 2009 Sheffield Children's Book Award. Shine Moon Shine was chosen as one of the top ten picture books of 2008 by The Bookbag. Lila lives in a village in Kenya. They have not had rain for a very long time. It's too hot to weed, too hot to milk the cow, and too hot gather firewood. Without rain, there will be no life. Lila's grandfather tells her the secret of rain. She goes up to the tallest mountain and tells the sky the saddest things she knows. Eventually, the rain begins to fall and everyone in the village rejoices!Your class will learn key information regarding evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection, begin to recognise the sequence and understand the importance of the water cycle for life on earth.

I liked all the discribing words in the book.I like Lila because Lila was crying at the top of the mountain. Persuading mean convincing. We want something to think the way we do, believe what we believe or change someone’s mind. You are sharing your OPINION. I really liked the story because it had lots of detail. I really like story because it was set in a good place.Your children can either highlight the adjectives within the sentences or use the word bank to insert the adjectives to complete the sentences. Discuss and do a project in regard to weather and climate. You could talk about legends and secrets.

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