We used this powerful video to complete our unit on diary writing. Before writing we got our creative juices flowing with the following...
Stop at 00:04 What is she running from? Why is she running? What thoughts are running through her head at this point? Could you come up with a 3ed sentence to describe to the reader how she is feeling? How about a feeling, description sentence?
Stop at 00:06 Do a vocab boost to describe the woodlands. Similes, adjectives etc
Stop at 00:26 – What is going through her mind at this point? What choices does she have? Why are the dogs/wolves chasing her? What has she done? Who do the dogs belong to?
00:40 – How come she can hold her breath for so long underwater?
0:50 – What could the flashing lights be?
01:20 – What could happen here? Why are the lights getting stronger?
01:41 – Is she going to survive? If so, how will she survive? Does she have any superpowers that will help her here? Make sure to look at and pause on all the different scenes. This would be a chance for some more Alan Peat sentence work.
01:46 – It’s a giant hand. Who does it belong to?
2:02 – What is she thinking at this time? How is she feeling? What is this thing that has saved her life? Why has it saved her life? How could we describe it?
2:50 – What happens next?
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