Year 10 – Mr Bakewell’s Home Learning for Monday 7 October

Write a brilliant paragraph comparing the opening of Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Power of Five’ series with the beginning of the Harry Potter series. Use a variety of sentences – simple, compound and complex, questions, statements and exclamations. Remember you are writing for your podcast to other teenagers!

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6 thoughts on “Year 10 – Mr Bakewell’s Home Learning for Monday 7 October

  1. Sarah M.P.

    For all young teenagers out there, ‘Power of Five’ series by Anthony Horowitz and ‘Harry Potter’ series by J.K Rowling, are both outstanding books.I mean, what could possibly go wrong? J.K. Rowling earns millions, but also Anthony Horowitz earns as much as J.K Rowling, so we have two most incredible authors out there. When comparing chapter 1 in ‘Raven’s Gate’ (The Warehouse) and ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone’ (The Boy Who Lived), it seemed very diverse. As we focus more into ‘ The Warehouse’, more tension and suspense starts to build up and makes you wonder for example, ‘ the crowd meant nothing to him and he wasn’t part of it.’ Also, it describes the setting for example, ‘ he was sitting on a low wall outside Ipswich station. As we read on, the author describes what the character may look like to make the reader read on for example, ‘ wearing a grey, hooded sweatshirt, shapeless, faded jeans and trainers with frayed laces. ‘ On the other hand, at the beginning of ‘ The Boy Who Lived ‘, it contains more grammar which looks more for an older audience. I would say that, for younger teenagers, it would be quite difficult to understand.But, character description is easy to understand for example, ‘ Mr. Dursley was the director of a firm called Grunnings, which made drills. He was a big, beefy man with hardly any neck, although he did have a very large mustache. ‘ Overall, I feel that both books are spectacular but, prefare ‘ Raven’s Gate ‘ (The warehouse.) My reason is that it can create a huge amount of imagery and I wouldn’t mind reading on.

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  2. Sarah M.P.

    For all young teenagers out there, ‘Power of Five’ series by Anthony Horowitz and ‘Harry Potter’ series by J.K Rowling, are both outstanding books.I mean, what could possibly go wrong? J.K. Rowling earns millions, but also Anthony Horowitz earns as much as J.K Rowling, so we have two most incredible authors out there. When comparing chapter 1 in ‘Raven’s Gate’ (The Warehouse) and ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone’ (The Boy Who Lived), it seemed very diverse. As we focus more into ‘ The Warehouse’, more tension and suspense starts to build up and makes you wonder for example, ‘ the crowd meant nothing to him and he wasn’t part of it.’ Also, it describes the setting for example, ‘ he was sitting on a low wall outside Ipswich station.’ As we read on, the author describes what the character may look like to make the reader read on for example, ‘ wearing a grey, hooded sweatshirt, shapeless, faded jeans and trainers with frayed laces. ‘ On the other hand, at the beginning of ‘ The Boy Who Lived ‘, it contains more grammar which looks more for an older audience. I would say that, for younger teenagers, it would be quite difficult to understand.But, character description is easy to understand for example, ‘ Mr. Dursley was the director of a firm called Grunnings, which made drills. He was a big, beefy man with hardly any neck, although he did have a very large mustache. ‘ Overall, I feel that both books are spectacular but, prefare ‘ Raven’s Gate ‘ (The warehouse.) My reason is that it can create a huge amount of imagery and I wouldn’t mind reading on.

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  3. max holmes

    good morning ladies and gentalmen i am hear to talk about two books Anthony Horowitz’s raven’s gate and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
    for me the first paragraph tells me wether its a good book or a bad book but neither of theas books are bad jk.rowling philospher’s stone boars me after the first few lines unlike raven’s gate which i find intresting and it got me thinking. the first line says “matt freeman knew he was makin a mistake” which gets you thinking how has he made a mistake what has he done.
    i like the way anthony horowitz has writen “the councours was a tangel of cars, taxis and pedestrians
    so if you want an intresting but mysterious book then i suggest you read raven’s gate by anthony horowitzs but if you are the type of pearson that likes fantasy book the harry potter series is the book for you.

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  4. Connor

    In my opinion, I feel that Anthony Horowitz’s book is much more interesting and it makes you think in the first chapter (The Warehouse). It makes you curious on the first line. It gets the readers attention straight away as you want to know what ‘Matt Freeman’ has done. In J.K Rowling’s book, the first chapter (The Boy Who Lived) seems to introduce the characters more and I feel that its a awful start to a book as it bores the reader after the first line. Overall i feel ‘The Warehouse’ chapter is a lot better book as it starts off really well and uses a lot more descriptive words and sentences. For example, Anthony Horowitz uses a simile in the first paragraph saying “a tangle of cars.” This brightens up the book a lot. J.K Rowling has made millions of pounds from these ‘Harry Potter’ books for no reason, they are very boring and unusual books. I think that Anthony Horowitz should be much more famous than J.K Rowling as he is more descriptive and it then paints a picture in your mind.

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  5. Emily Craft

    I would like to start off by saying that if you are a person of any age particularly a teen though in my opinion, I feel that Anthony Horowitz’s book ‘The Warehouse’ is the book you MUST read! it is by far a better book than J.K Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ book. Furthermore, the opening of ‘The Warehouse’ book intrigues the reader to carry on. For example, even just the first line of the story… ‘Matt Freeman knew he was making a mistake.’ Automatically, i want to read on! don’t you? this is the kind of sentence which makes the hair stick up on the back of your neck and before you can even think about it, you want to read on. I also think it has very precise character descriptions about the boy, this is always great when reading a book! you always want to find out what the character is like and this story does it on the first page!
    On the other hand at the beginning of the ‘Harry Potter’ book the author gives a brief description of the family and that’s it, you have to read a few pages to really get stuck in.
    Most importantly might I add, I feel it is important to make the first page of a book exciting. from personal experience, if I read a book and I don’t like the first page, the majority of the time I will stop reading it!
    So to conclude, I would recommend the book ‘The Warehouse’ any day! especially to teenage years and upwards, but you have to read it to find out!

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