Amari and the Night Brothers

Amari and the Night Brothers

Quinton Peters was the golden boy of the Rosewood low-income housing projects, receiving full scholarship offers to two different Ivy League schools. When he mysteriously goes missing, his little sister, 13-year-old Amari Peters, can’t understand why it’s not a bigger deal. Why isn’t his story all over the news?

Main Focus: Inference

This activity is linked to chapter 1 of Amari and the Night Brothers and focuses on inference.

Your Ks2 class will read the inference style questions and write an answer based on their understanding and perception of the story so far.

We have also included a true or false activity for this inference resource for Year 5 / Year 6 classes.


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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension - Chapter 6

This activity linked to the book is aimed at Upper Key stage 2 classes Y5/6 and focuses on the vocabulary used in chapter 6.

Your class will complete activity sheet 1 by adding in words of their own choice or by a teacher reading the sentences out to them to spell. Once completed, you can challenge your class to find a suitable synonym and write it above the underlined words.

The second activity enables your class to use the vocabulary bank to complete the sentences.

The third activity involves your class circling the correct word to complete the sentences.

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Main Focus: Comprehension - Chapter 8

This activity focuses on comprehension skills and chapter 8 of the book.

Your Ks2 children will read the chapter and questions and answer them as best as they can.

Questions in this comprehension resource are broken down into categories of retrieval, inference and vocabulary.

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Main Focus: Word Class - Nouns and Verbs

This activity focuses on word class and chapter 9 of the book.

Your class will read the sentence and decide whether the chosen words have been used as a noun or verb. Once your class have decided which has been chosen, they will then think of an alternative sentence where it is used as the other word class.

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Main Focus: Suffixes - 'shun' spelling - Chapter 10

We have taken a range of words from chapter 10 of Amari and the Night Brothers that include the suffixes ‘cian’ , ‘tion’ and ‘sion’ .

You class will complete the spellings using the correct suffix.

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Main Focus: 'shun' Spelling within sentences

In this resource your class will complete the sentences using the correct ‘shun’ suffix.

You can read the sentences out to your class including the word as a sort of dictation.

You can also ask your KS2 class to complete the words by adding in suffixes using their sentence construction and vocabulary understanding.

You can also ask you class to choose the correct spelling from the words provided.


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Main Focus: Sentence Openers

This resource focuses on sentences openers and chapter 16.

For each of these sentences from Chapter 16, your Ks2 class will write whether they begin with a fronted adverbial (a clause which says when, where or how something happens), a conditional clause (an event which might cause something else to happen), a proper noun (the name of a person or place) or a pronoun (used in place of a proper noun).

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Main Focus: Character Study

This KS2 resource focuses on characters Dylan, Amari and Moreau and chapter 18 .

Your Year 5 / Year 6 class will answer the questions to delve deeper into the characters and dynamics between them

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Main Focus: Comprehension - Chapter 23

This is a comprehension linked to Amari and the Night Brothers and this time is focuses on chapter 23. This resource is aimed at Year 5 / Year 6 KS2 classes.

We have differentiated this resource and you can choose which best suits your class. The questions in this comprehension are linked to retrieval, inference and vocabulary.

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Main Focus: Punctuation - Chapter 25

This is a punctuation activity linked to chapter 25 of the book.

Your class will rewrite the following paragraph, adding in all the correct punctuation. They will need to use capital letters, full stops, commas, inverted commas, apostrophes, a dash and a question mark.

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Main Focus: Active or Passive Voice

This activity aimed at Year 5 and Year 6 classes focuses on active and passive voice within chapters 28 and 29.

Your class will tick the box to show whether these extracts from chapters 28 and 29 are written in active voice (subject does the verb) or passive voice (subject has the verb done to it).

Your KS2 class will then rewrite each sentence using the opposite voice. The first has been done for them.

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