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Getting Y1 to think of story characters goals and motives????

Discussion in 'Primary' started by erialcrobo, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. erialcrobo

    erialcrobo New commenter

    Hi there, I am struggling to think of a way to teach/introduce this? any ideas please? The story is The Three Little Pigs and we are focusing on the character of the wolf.

    Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. erialcrobo

    erialcrobo New commenter

    Hi there, I am struggling to think of a way to teach/introduce this? any ideas please? The story is The Three Little Pigs and we are focusing on the character of the wolf.

    Thanks[​IMG]
     
  3. comenius

    comenius New commenter

    You could have a go at thought tracking (if you've got a copy of 'Creative activities for Plot, character and setting' by Scholastic its in there.
    Basically read through the story until you get to the part where the wolf decides to 'get' the pigs. Then you in role as the wolf think out loud how you feel and what you want!
    Ask the children to adopt the body posture and facial expression of the wolf as he decides he's going to eat the pigs. Then count down from 5 and they all 'think out loud' what the wolf is thinking (but in a quiet voice as thought he wolf is talking to himself - as you modelled earlier).
    Then invite volunteers to share their thoughts with the others.
    You could record by having the wolf with thought bubbles for children to write in.
    You could also create freeze frames of the parts of the story with the wolf - children act out and freeze in role, then discuss what the wolf is going to do next, might be saying, thinking, feeling.
    Try hot seating - it could be like a mini court room with the wolf on trial (wolf could be you, TA or child). Children ask the wolf questions to find out why he blew the houses down and ate the 2 pigs.
     
  4. slippeddisc

    slippeddisc New commenter

    Have you thought of using the 'true story of the three little pigs'.
    It's the one where the wolf justifies his reasons for eating the pigs. It could be the start of getting them to think of other reasons.
     
  5. erialcrobo

    erialcrobo New commenter

    Thanks everyone! Excellent ideas![​IMG]
     

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