The aim of this unit is to interact with the text Wreck of the Zanzibar in a variety of dramatic ways to deepen students understanding, explore the books themes and provide insights from a variety of characters perspectives.
This scheme uses a very practical exploration of the text and covers elements of structure, sequencing, character, empathy, and tension. There are several opportunities for the children to make, respond and perform.
Every child will …
Develop an understanding and appreciation of the text and be able extract meaning. They will be able to identify and describe characters through their responses and role-play. They will be able to re-tell key moments of the text and participate in a variety of ways: Individually, paired, small group and whole class.
Most children will …
Be able to extract meaning, expressing their own views on character, plot and use words and phrases from texts. They will begin to understand key moments in the text beyond their literal meaning and draw from their role-play a sense of greater moral or social issues. They will participate in a variety of ways: Individually, paired, small group and whole class.
Some children will …
Explain how the choice of language, character action and style affects implied and explicit meaning – thinking beyond the literal. They will be able to empathise, react and comment on what happens in the text from various viewpoints. Whilst in role they are able to express emotions and dialogue choices appropriately through expression, tone, volume and use of voice. They will participate in a variety of ways: Individually, paired, small group and whole class.
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