Years 4, 5 and 6 Homework

Literacy Homework

Chapter Four – Journey to the River Sea

Read Chapter 4 to a grown up. It is fine if a grown up reads this to you. Discuss and answer the following questions:


  • How did Mrs. Carter react to the news of Maia not being able to keep up with school work ? Why do you think she reacted like that?
  • What did Maia learn about Brazil, from reading books?
  • Why do you think Maia enjoyed learning on her own?
  • Describe Mr. Carter’s room.
  • What was Mr. Carter examining on his table?
  • What does Mr. Carter say on page 52 that tells us as readers how he feels about his collection?
  • What is an ‘igape’ and what did the Indians use them for?
  •  Describe a few of the horrible things that the twins did to Maia.
  • What adjectives does the author use to describe what Maia saw in Manaus?
  •  What different nationalities of people had lived in Brazil over different centuries?
  • Was Maia a good dancer?
  • What were the two men described as ‘crows’ looking for?
  • What were a few of the things Maia saw in the National History Museum?
  • What had Mr . Taverner worked as?
  • Why was Maia not getting a ticket for the show?


Group 1

Group 2

Group 3