We are going to imagine that the rat keeps a diary of each of his days. Our task today is to write an entry for one of these days.
Here is a link to part of the book if you need to remind yourself of some of the mischief he gets up to:
Here is the link to PADLET which we will be using as part of our lesson:
Below is an example of one of his days from later in the book:
Today, I was awoken by a burning sensation. At first I wondered if I had rolled too close to my fire however it turned out to be even worse than that! My stomach was a raging storm, aching for food! It has been far too long since I have had a decent meal.
Wearily, and feeling weak, I loaded Chestnut (my horse) and set out for a days looting. Through the woods, I found my first opportunity - some ants! Quickly, I removed myself from Chestnut and bounded towards the approaching army. "HALT!" I yelled, in quite a menacing way (whilst revealing my teeth and snarling). I roared like a lion and demanded that the ants handed over all of their sweets, lollies, toffees and chews. Anxiously, they agreed, with the leader of the ants who was slighlty bigger and browner than the rest, to hand over their goods. Disappointed, I quickly realised that despite my hope, all they had to give me was a thin and bitter leaf!
Having spent the day without much success, I returned to my cave. The fire had gone out and the entrance was as black as the night sky beginning to form above me. My meal barely satisfied my hunger! Now, I lay curled up ready to dream of tomorrow's adventures.