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Boy Overboard is about a biy and his sister, as they flee from their hometown in search of a safer home. Follow Jamal and Bibi on their adventures, through trials and tribulations to reach a new destination. Whilst reading this book, we will discuss refugee's and the issues they face in their journey's.
What do you think about the front cover? What is it telling you the book is about?
Read the blurb on the back. What questions do you find you're asking yourself?
Answer the following questions:·How does the author use descriptive language to create visual images of the setting?·What elements of figurative language does the author use?·What language does the author use to present and develop the characters of Jamal and Bibi?·In what ways do readers bring prior knowledge and reading skills to make inferences, connections and visualisations and interpretations about people, places and events in Boy Overboard?·In what ways does Morris Gleitzman construct texts, paragraphs, sentences and other grammatical patterns to describe settings or people?·How does the author evoke the emotions of the reader?·How does the author position the reader to empathise with the characters?