LO: To effectively describe a setting.
Follow the link below to the YouTube film 'Dream Giver'. First of all, I would like you to watch up to 33 seconds in and then pause it. Then I would like you to either discuss these questions with somebody or write down in your workbooks a short answer:
1) What is a dream?
2) Why do we dream?
3) Can you think of any other stories that feature dreams?
You may have thought about Roald Dahl's famous story The BFG where the BFG he uses a trumpet to blow dreams in to the ears of sleeping children.
This story/film that we are going to be looking at this week, is all about a creature who brings dreams.
Watch the first 33 seconds again... You will notice that in the very beginning of this video, the scene is being set and the main character is being introduced.
Although it is short, there is quite a lot of information given to us. Think about how the film maker has used colours to create a mood. We do not know what the ‘thing’ is that buzzes through the scene at the end but it makes us wonder???
I would then like you to have a look at the image below... and you are going to write a setting description for the beginning of this film. Remember descriptions need lots of ADJECTIVES (describing words) and ADVERBS (describing a verb, e.g slowly, the creature peered through the shutters). You could even use metaphors and similes to describe!
Try to use interesting sentence openers... You could even use fronted adverbials with a comma (e.g As the stars twinkled in the sky, the crickets were humming softly.) Make sure you look at the image below and include all the features I want you to use in your sentences.
You can email me your work to ... firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to reading them!