Where this video could fit in
- As part of a quest
- Winter Theme Descriptions
- PSHE - All working together
- PSHE - Reputations
- PSHE - Never go anywhere alone if you can help it
- PSHE - Personal challenges and never giving up
Inference opportunities and opportunities for creative thinking and discussion
Who is he? What is he doing? Where is he going? Who is watching him? Why is he by himself? How is he feeling here? Why do you think that? Should he be there by himself? Why? Why not? What other things should he have with him? What else might be hiding in the trees? (Science) How are the wolves suited to that environment? What kind of trees are they?
A key theme of this video is 'reputation'. Stop the video before (2:27) the wolves cuddle around the man - what do the children think is going to happen next? Link this to reputations of people/things and how we expect them to act and that sometimes we make presumptions of people based on what we think we know about them.
Possible Writing Activities
Twitter writing challenge - describing the scene at a certain point in 140 characters
Write his diary at the end of the video. Stop it at certain points and create a timeline of event and how each event was making him feel.
USe a thesaurus with the children to create a wordbank of feeling words.
Use this to create some FEELING WORD (COMMA) ED sentences. E.g. Freezing, I shivered uncontrollably, all hope was lost. (ALAN PEAT EXCITING SENTENCES)
Write your own narrative about a journey that ends in a similar way. Where were you going? Why were you trying to do that?
Create a piece of poetry about the scene around him.
Write the story from the wolf's point of view. What would they think of this man trying to find his way through such a dangerous place all alone?
Please let me know if you use this idea in class or indeed in assembly and if possible any examples of writing completed from it too.
I'm a deputy head in Scarborough, England and love using media and tech to develop writing. I'm also a keen advocate of Learning Without Limits and believe in a games based approach to developing mathematicians.