We have started a unit of work around the short film Alma - this can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw0uORumRts
Today's lesson we were supposed to be building up to writing a setting description. I have attached the next resources and additional resources to help the children.
Look at how the information is told from the girl’s point of view, though it is still 3rd person. Look at the effect of the language. Why do they think the word ‘screaming’ has been used? What about the word ‘watching’? What impact do the ellipses have? How is the sinister quality implied without giving too much away? Why do
you think the author has included the last line?
Children are to use the mind map created in the lesson input to develop ideas into sentences describing the outside appearance of the shop. They are to write a short paragraph (about a quarter of a page) describing what Alma saw when she came across it.
Use the vocabulary sheets that you have used in class yesterday to help you.
Monday 26th April & Tuesday 27th April:
Continue with the above activity if not finished, once finished. Watch Alma from 2:12 up to 3:10 (link above) and use the picture stimuli to use your SENSES (see, hear, smell, touch) to describe the scene. There is also an example text which you can annotate for examples of figurative language.
Try to include as much figurative language as you can as this will help bring the scene to life (imagery) for the reader.
Figurative language: Similes, Hyperbole, Alliteration, Metaphors, Personification, Onomatopoeia (e.g. bang, crash).