A moving and touching scene from 'Up' as Carl, now an old man, remebers his life's journey with his beloved wife Ellie. If any one has the film at home I would love to borrow it!
Home Learning 4.12.12
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Here are 15 of the words we used in our literacy activity today. Choose five of them that you think you will use in your narration and put them into sentences that descibe what happens in the film and the old man's flashbacks. Remember to make your sentences interesting by adding lots of precise detail and vary the way you start your sentences. Post your five sentences as a comment here. Thanks.
What words can you think of that describe this short film?
"An old man plays piano, while remembering moments and people that have gone past him during his life time. At the end of the piano session, he sees his future - his grandchild who plays with his childhood wooden hobby horse. The grandchild sits with the old man and looks at him admirably for his amazing piano skills."
"The old man plays his emotions on the piano, they are the notes of his life."
For your home learning tonight, I would like you to write a paragraph summarising 'The Piano'.
We have been discussing the key events from the film, so you should be very familiar with what happens. I would like you to think carefully about your choice of words, not 'and then... and then... and then...'.
Consider what vocabulary you could include which will help to give the reader a clue about the mood and atmosphere of the film. Is it a jolly, happy film? Are there serious parts?
Try to use:
Interesting sentence openers,
A variety of connectives,
Punctuation ? ! ,
Adjectives to describe,
Today I forgot to give you your litracy home leanring books. Please do the task on loose leaf paper or take your book home tomomorrow. Remember, I am always looking for neat presentation!
Mood Graph for the Old Man
Give each event or memory a score. 0 is completely sad, 10 is completely happy. (Although we will be exploring much better words to describe the old man's emotions).
On his own playing the piano
Wife kisses him
Getting a wooden horse Grandson joins him
Getting a wooden horse
Grandson joins him
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