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My Name is Mina

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She auditioned in a JYP audition in Japan and joined the trainee program in South Korea on January 2, 2014. the Katholischer Kinder-und Jugendbuchpreis (Germany); and a Silver Pencil and three Silver Kisses (Netherlands). [ clarification needed] [ citation needed]

The names of my characters are really important. Some of them come along with names already fully formed like Mina from Skellig; she came with her name, I don’t know anybody called Mina but there she was. Then some characters like Skellig I found half-way through the book. His name until that point was Mr Wilson – a terrible name for him! Some names I spend a lot of time finding; a good place to find names is the telephone directory because you can find some fantastic surnames, and then I have lots of baby names books which I use as well. Reconstruct the human digestion system in the classroom. Use a plastic sandwich box to represent the mouth, add some breakfast cereal, milk and toast, then mash it up with teeth (a potato masher) and add saliva (water in a labelled plastic bottle). Attach a funnel to a long balloon with the end snipped off (oesophagus) and pour your runny mixture down into the stomach (a freezer bag). Get children to work collaboratively to identify as many pros and cons of home schooling versus attending school and record these on separate post-its.

Dealing with themes of friendship, healing and a belief in the impossible, the book presents an excellent opportunity to stretch upper KS2 pupils in their responses. Skellig is also a great choice for those looking to explore the wider curriculum, offering links to science and the arts. 1 | Introducing the text Support children to experiment with these techniques in their own writing, using a different setting. It would be helpful to provide pictures of a deserted attic, or perhaps you have the perfect eerie storeroom in school to explore? Developing poetry

Some readers might discover My Name is Mina before Skellig, the story of a lonely boy called Michael and the ancient creature he finds squatting in his family's garage. Skellig himself, who might be a tramp or an angel, does not appear in Mina's story but we see the garage, the empty house it belongs to and the family who come to live there through her eyes as she keeps watch from her tree in the garden next door. David Almond OBE FRSL (born 15 May 1951) is a British author who has written many novels for children and young adults from 1998, each one receiving critical acclaim. Whetstone, David (13 November 2008). "Skellig, the opera, The Sage". Journal Live . Retrieved 9 December 2008.

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As he grows stronger, he no longer hides his magnificent wings and Michael and Mina are forced to question once again what Skellig truly is – part bird? Angel? Or perhaps something in-between? 3 | Writing activities Building tension West, Dave (19 March 2008). "Sky One sets three major HD series". Digital Spy . Retrieved 2 September 2008.

My name is” is singular while “ My names are” is plural. When stating your name, you’re talking about one person which is you. Therefore, you must use a singular verb ‘ is’ to introduce yourself as opposed to a plural verb ‘ are’. Her hero costume consists of a plain white mask over her eyes, with a purple and turquoise skin-tight bodysuit with a camouflage pattern, ending just above her breasts. Over this, she wears a cropped, sleeveless, tan-colored waistcoat with white fur along its collar, which she leaves unbuttoned. She wears custom made plum violet and beige acid-proof boots with holes in the soles, allowing her to secrete acid from her feet to slide around. I don’t really aim the book at an audience – when I sit down, I just sit down and just write the story so each one comes with its own kind of fizz, gurgle and energy. Then when I begin to write, I think, ahh yes, this seems to be a book for children or whoever. Take My Dad’s a Birdman: in a sense this was written for a particular age group because I wrote it when my daughter was eight and I wanted to write a book with illustrations in aimed at children ages seven/eight/nine so that’s how that came about, but with most of my books I get a sense when I am writing them who the main readers are going to be. So like with A Song for Ella Grey – it’s about teenagers in love so the target prime audience for that are teenagers in love. But once that happens, all you can do is just go with the flow of the story and write the best book you can possibly make. I give everything to each book. Some people think that if you write a children’s book it is just easy, but it’s not you know…My Name is Mina by David Almond is a prequel to Skellig. Written as a journal from Mina’s point of view, this skilful and imaginative text is the perfect partner to the original book. Extend this to written work by exploring the issue of home schooling versus attending school. What are the advantages? How would your pupils feel about this if they were Mina?

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