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 Welcome to English everybody! This week, we are going to be applying our learning from last week to Character descriptions. Let's take a look at one:

Harry had always been small and skinny for his age… Harry had a thin face, knobbly knees, black hair and bright green eyes. He wore round glasses held together with a lot of cellotape because of all the times Dudley had punched him in the nose. The only thing Harry liked about his appearance was a very thin scar on his forehead which was shaped like a bolt of lightning.

Use the evidence from the text to answer the questions below and then check your answers.

  1. How do you know Harry is undernourished?
  2. List three adjectives that the author uses to describe Harry
  3. Do you agree that Harry has poor eyesight. What evidence is there for this?
  4. What evidence is there that Harry is neglected?
  5. Why might Harry like the scar on his forehead?
  6. How do you feel as a reader when reading the description?