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The Legend of Crabe Phare: School Tasks

Watch the film ‘The Legend of Crabe Phare’. This week’s tasks are all based on the film. 'Crabe Phare' is french for 'Flagship Crab'.

https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/video/The-Legend-of-The-Crabe-Phare
 

Task 4 – 2 days
You are going to retell the story.
You can choose to retell the story in the 3rd person or as if you are Crab and tell the story in the 1st person - I, me, my
Read the Storyline document. This includes photo prompts and ideas to help with paragraph structure.
Read my examples of paragraphs 1, 2 and the beginning of 3 as an example of how to start.

 

You are going to include as many of the following:
1. Variety of sentence types

  • Rhetorical question
    Have you ever found yourself standing in front of the house of your nightmares and told that this was your new home?
  • Fronted adverbial
    Gazing up at the imposing and eerie-looking house in front of me which was to become my new home, I felt horrified.
  • Complex sentence with subordinate clause
    The house, with its gloomy façade and desolate location, was to become my new home.
  • Alan Peat Sentence types (see sheet)

 

2. Punctuation

  • semi-colon for closely related clauses
    I walked towards the eerie, imposing house; my heart was beating like a drum and my feet felt like jelly.
  • commas, dashes, brackets for parenthesis
    My life and home as I knew it – comfortable, safe and normal – was about to change forever.
    My life and home as I knew it (comfortable, safe and normal ) was about to change forever.
    My life and home as I knew it, comfortable, safe and normal , was about to change forever.
  • colon for de:de sentence
    The house was a monster: it had dusty, cracked windows for eyes and a creaky, dilapidated door which looked like it would swallow you whole!


3. Speech

  • reporting clause before, after and split speech

 

Storyline and Paragraph Structure:

 

Paragraph 1 - Gripping opening - The Legend of the Crabe Phare (flagship crab)

  • Punchy introduction
  • Build fear, suspense, mystery
  • Draw the reader in
  • Legendary predator, evil monster, infernal crustacean, absurd proportions
  • ‘Generations of fisherman swear to have seen the beast.’
  • ‘Their stories portray a larger and larger creature.’

 

Paragraph 2 - Setting
Describe setting of the legend
Lighthouse, crashing waves, thunder and lightning, stormy sea

 

Paragraph 3 - Character

  • Legendary predator, evil monster, infernal crustacean, absurd proportions
  • What does he look like
  • What does he spend his time doing
  • Describe his character – evil and predatory? Curious and playful?

 

Paragraph 4 - Tourists arrived

  • Tourist boat arrived
  • Crab picked up the boat - tourists didn't notice - too busy taking photos
  • Crab's arm becoming too heavy too lift up boat - getting old?
  • Tourists went onto 'the island'#

 

Paragraph 5

  • More tourists arrived
  • anchors destroyed Crab's world
  • Holiday makers arrived
  • Resort built on 'the island' - Crab struggling to hold everything up
  • Lowering of the sign was the final straw. Town collapsed and tourists left
  • Crab's shell began to crumble. Crab collapsed. All silent in the undersea world.

 

Paragraph 6

  • New generation of Crab
  • Locates to new part of the ocean
  • Story begins again

 

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