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Watch the film ‘Ghost Boy’. This week’s tasks are all based on the film.

https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/ghostboy

 

Task 1

Write a description/setting of the house from Mum’s perspective and another from Alfie’s perspective

 

Picture 1
Picture 2

Your setting description should consist of 2 paragraphs:

  • Paragraph 1 - describe the setting of the new house from Mum’s perspective
  • Paragraph 2 - describe the setting of the new house from Alfie’s perspective.

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.

 

Task 2

Imagine you are an estate agent. Write a report or create a persuasive poster that encourages people to buy this property.

Genre: Non-Fiction – Persuasive Leaflet/Report/Poster

Pupil

Success Criteria:

Teacher

 

Structure:

 

 

Organised into sections – each on a different topic

 

 

Headings and sub-headings

 

 

Tag line

 

 

Attention-grabbing introductory paragraph

 

 

Quotation

 

 

Grammar:

 

 

Imperative verbs

 

 

Rhetorical questions

 

 

Name - adjective pair - sentence

 

 

The question is: sentence

 

 

Noun, which/who/where

 

 

Challenge:

 

 

Write an example of other sentence types that would fit this genre

 

 

Reminders:

  • Name – adj pair-
    The house – spacious and unique – is surrounded by a leafy garden.
  • The question is: sentence
    The house is on the market now. The question is: will someone snap up this amazing property before you?

 

Task 3

First read the example instruction writing text (attached below) which has all the features from the success criteria.
Write a set of instructions to teach Alfie how to look after a ghost.

 

Genre: Non-Fiction – Instruction Writing

Pupil

Success Criteria:

Teacher

 

Structure:

 

 

Introduction

 

 

List of things you need

 

 

Step-by-step instructions in bullet point list

 

 

Grammar:

 

 

Passive voice

 

 

Imperative verbs

 

 

Modal verbs

 

 

Use parenthesis for extra information

 

 

Name – adj pair -

 

 

Noun, which/who/where

 

 

Challenge:

 

 

Write an example of other sentence types that would fit this genre

 

 

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