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Tous Ensemble, En Chemin Avec Jesus


LO: To use textual evidence to describe Tom’s character.

Unit: Time Slips

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce.

BBC: Tom's Midnight Garden (1989) - Episode 2

Tom Long is staying with his Uncle and Aunt. When their grandfather clock strikes thirteen, Tom makes a strange discovery - a portal to the past where only a...

Read Chapter Six (pdf document) and watch episode 2 of Tom's Secret Garden.



Using what you have read in 6 chapters so far, ask: What kind of person is Tom?


Look at the adjectives below.

  • Brave
  • Shy
  • Kind
  • Angry
  • Bad-tempered
  • Quiet
  • Clever
  • Lonely
  • Inquisitive
  • Caring


Which adjectives do you think match Tom’s character the best? Why?


Choose four adjectives (either from the list above or your own).


Provide evidence from the text to support why you think Tom’s character is this way. Use quotations to back up your thinking.


Write a short paragraph with evidence to support each adjective (4 paragraphs).