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Has anybody used the film Dangle?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by teacherfairy, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. What was your outcome? I'm planning on using it for my Stories with Issues and Dilemmas unit, but I'm not sure what I want the outcome of the unit to be. I want to be able to use it in our class assembly at the end of the half term.
     
  2. Hi I have used this as part of my Year 6 fiction revision - should he or shouldn't he touch the string - what could happen - my class loved it!! I showed it to them over a course of a week, stopping at various parts so they never saw what happened until the end!!
     
  3. Hi. Just out of interest, how did you use the film Dangle with your Year 6 class? Have always thought it was a lovely film but have never known what to do.
     
  4. Sounds great! I'm really keen to use it but just not sure of the best way. What kinds of activities did you do with them? What was the final outcome? Did they write the story? I'm really hoping that my boys will get a lot out of this!
     
  5. zannar

    zannar New commenter

    I used this with my 2/3/4 class last year. Before they saw the film they came into the classroom to see a length of rope hanging from the ceiling. We then discussed what it was, why it was there etc and followed this with some drama. They then watched the film and loved it, realising that their initial ideas were a bit boring. we did some more drama, which generated some great ideas. For the writing we brainstormed ideas for seeing different items in different ways and that led to some good inventive stories.
     
  6. That sounds great! Does anyone know where I can get a red rope from? I'm going to introduce it during my observation this week. I'm thinking of pausing the film when he gets to the rope and doing a conscience alley - where one side thinks he should pull the rope and the other thinks he shouldn't. I need to get them to do some kind of writing after that though. Maybe writing thought bubbles...
     
  7. Anyone else used dangle? What other writing have you got out of using this film?
     
  8. zozo1

    zozo1 New commenter

    This might help you all, it's quite a good lesson using the film in year 2. http://www.teachers.tv/video/23174 Teacher's TV obviously is no more but if you paste that link into google there are links that work and play it.
    I'm teaching using it tomorrow and my very, very basic outline is:


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    Watch the 5min film Dangle, predict in groups what might
    happen when he pulls the rope.




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    Remind them that there needs to be an issue or
    dilemma, what could it be? Pause just before he pulls the rope, how do you
    think he is feeling? What clues are there in the film? Praise imaginative
    predictions of what might happen. Watch the rest of the film.



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    Write a plan for an alternative ending to the film Dangle
    using the frame provided.


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    Model my plan, highlight the parts that relate
    specifically back to success criteria, e.g. arranged into section, adverbs,
    speech marks.


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    As a class improve a volunteer’s work shown on the computer by class webcam. Suggest two things
    they like and one they could improve for their own/a partner’s work by using a green coloured pencil and underlining two words or
    sentences they like in their plan, and using a red coloured pencil underlining one
    sentence or word they think they could improve.









     
  9. I've just done it as part of my persuasive writing with Y 3-4. We watched the film "starry Night" (get it from Youtube) and did a shared write of a film advertisement, then showed them the film and they had to write their own without giving the game away. Got some rerally good results, especially from the lower achievers.
     
  10. carbod

    carbod New commenter

    Thinking of using Dangle with my Year 5 clas this week. thought of lots of speaking ad listening - what could be up there - what would happen if pulled - where did it come from etc and also debate should he pull it etc. Really would like some writing - how have others gone about this and what type of writing was produced as the outcome? THanks
     
  11. I have used it a stimulus for P4C with year 4 5 and 6. really interesting the concepts the children thought of in response and then the questions they composed as a consequence were very thought provoking.
     

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