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20.04.20

Wednesday 22nd April:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Film - Camera angles

✎ Watch the WWF film (available here - click for video or scroll down to watch it below).

✎ Download the Camera Angles resource sheet (available below) and complete. For the 'draw a picture' part, use examples and copy shots by pausing the film as you watch it.

✎ Extension: provide a brief explanation of why you think a film maker would choose to use each shot. What impact would this have on the viewer? What is it telling or showing them?

 

Thursday 23rd April:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Film - storyboard

✎ Watch the WWF film again (available here - click for video or scroll down to watch it below).

✎ Choose 6 key moments from the film and either draw what you can see as the viewer or (challenge) what you think the chimpanzee can see at each key moment. In a box below to write some descriptive information that will help you in your writing in the next lesson (optional: storyboard template available to download below).

  • Must: Complete 6 pictures and use a range of devices from the descriptive toolkit (available to download below) to describe what the chimpanzee can see/hear/smell/feel.
  • Should: As above, but include the chimpanzee's emotions - remember to consider how its body is reacting when feeling these different emotions to help the reader connect.
  • Could: As above (Must and Should), but include thoughts and questions that the chimpanzee might have at the key moments you have chosen.

 

Friday 24th April:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Film - rewriting the experience in the first person from the chimpanzee's perspective.

Rewrite the film from the perspective of the chimpanzee. Remember that your reader won't be able to see what you could in the film, so it is important to use lots of descriptive tools (download the descriptive toolkit below). To ensure you engage your reader, try to include the thoughts and emotions the you (the chimpanzee) have throughout your journey to return to Earth. How has it changed 65 years later? It is what you expected? Is it good or bad? Keep your chimpanzee identity a secret from the reader.

  • Must: Use your storyboard plan to help you organise your writing into six paragraphs using some cohesive devices (connecting adverbs) to recount the key moments from the film.
  • Should: As above, and remember to include the emotions you feel and how your body reacts when experiencing them. Keep your chimpanzee identity a secret - but you may like to give hints.
  • Could: As above, and find an interesting or surprising way to reveal it at the very end of your writing.

We would love to see your finished pieces of writing - email us a scan, photo or document of your work.

Space Monkey - it's not a planet, it's our home.

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