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Wire Cutters

Watch the film ‘Wire Cutters’. This week’s tasks are all based on the film.

https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/video/Wire-Cutters

 

Day 1

Describe the setting of this film.
You will need to describe and contrast:

  • The setting on the planet
  • The atmosphere above the clouds

Include a variety of sentence types:

  • Fronted adverbial
  • 2 pair 2 adjective sentence
  • Adj, same adj sentence
  • Noun, which/where/who

Include some of the 5 senses

 

Day 2

Select one of the two robots.
Write a character description of one of the two robots.
Remember to include:

  • What does it look like?
  • What does it sound like?
  • What are its character traits?
  • How does it behave?

Genre: Fiction – Story writing

Pupil

Success Criteria:

Teacher

 

Structure:

 

 

Include at least one of the 5 senses

 

 

Describe some of the 5 "W"s

 

 

Describe their physical appearance

 

 

Describe their character traits (personality)

 

 

Grammar:

 

 

Fronted adverbial

 

 

2 pair, 2 adjective sentence AP

 

 

Noun which/who/where sentence AP

 

 

Adj, same adj sentence

 

 

Challenge:

 

 

Include a simile or metaphor

 

Day 3

Select a short part of the film.
Write a dialogue between the two robots and describe the action.
Make sure that you punctuate your dialogue correctly.
Use the PowerPoint to remind you of the rules of speech punctuation.

Genre: Fiction – Descriptive writing

Pupil

Success Criteria:

Teacher

 

Structure:

 

 

Show the different personalities of the robots through their conversation

 

 

Describe the action clearly

 

 

Use vision, sounds, smell and feelings.

 

 

Grammar:

 

 

New speaker, new line.

 

 

Start speech with the reporting clause.

 

 

Split speech with the reporting clause.

 

 

Conclude speech with the reporting clause.

 

 

Powerful synonyms for ‘said’.

 

 

Powerful adverbs to describe how something is said.

 

 

 

 

Day 4

  • What do you think the material is that they are mining?
  • What are the properties or special features of the material?
  • What is it used for?
  • Why do they need it?
  • Is it valuable?
  •  Is it dangerous?

Write a non-chronological report or a fact file about it.

Genre: Non-fiction – Non-chronological report

Pupil

Success Criteria:

Teacher

 

Structure:

 

 

clear opening paragraph that shows what it is about

 

 

paragraphs with sub-headings.

 

 

factual and accurate

 

 

Grammar:

 

 

Variety of tense - present tense or past tense if historical.

 

 

Formal tone - no personal pronouns

 

 

precise, descriptive language and technical terms.

 

 

passive voice.

 

 

Use a De: de sentence

 

 

Use a Noun, which/who/where sentence

 

 

Use a Position + Place, sentence

 

 

Challenge:

 

 

Bullet points

 

 

Day 5

Write an alternative ending for the story where the robots find a way to resolve their conflict.

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