To further primary students understanding of writing styles, their rhythms,
key words and phrases. To experiment and comprehend; figures of speech,
alliterations, antithesis, onomatopoeia, simile, imagery, key word/phrase repetition
and use of parenthesis and personification, sub text and hidden meanings.
Using key quotes from the text as back up evidence, for both dramatic inspiration
and resourcing to put back and develop into written work. In addition,
discovering; theme identities, links and use of word repetition, character objectives
and orchestration, individual and group language and dramatic devices.
Take a chosen piece and having completed scansion develop a short improvisation using practical techniques.
Students will carefully make a mental visual image of the place and the circumstances – feeling the texture of the plates, tasting the food, developing sequences, these group sharing activities can include many actions.
Students may discuss a theme from any particular text with each person in the group choosing a word or phrase or a sound that evokes a feeling. For example the theme of neighbourhood might include; pollution, cars, cats, dogs and people.
45 minute session exercises should offer a variety such as active/passive, sitting/standing/moving. This should contain a mixture of movements within any sequence.
Further work includes: Creating sketches from sounds. Working on key words and phrases. Bringing adverbs alive.
Free teachers notes available on request.