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What is the Bad News?

Lesson from What is the Bad News? teaching sequence

Required reading: Chapter 16


There is a lot of ‘bad news’ for the different characters in this chapter and degrees of suffering. This lesson ensures that the children have understood the events as well as comparing severity of Avitoria’s situation and suffering with that of Camilla’s.


  • Have enough copies of Empire’s End for at least one between two.
  • Have practised reading aloud chapter 16.


Key vocabulary 
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Morphological investigation 
Etymological investigation