In English lessons over the past few weeks, we have been studying the book the Dark by Lemony Snickett.
The book was gradually revealed to us after we studied the front cover and watched book trailers. Check out our reaction to the book trailers below!
We asked questions about the story before finding out more about the main character of Laszlo. Then we were able to ‘get into role’ and act of significant moments in the story. Using freeze frames, our partners were able to tap us on the shoulder and we then had to share what we thought Laszlo would be feeling at that exact moment.
Artwork we created which was inspired by The Dark, was used to help us to develop interesting vocabulary that could have varying degrees of impact on our audience. We used thesauruses to research more powerful synonyms (words that mean the same) as dark, scared and excited and then applied these new words meanings to poetry examples about the dark.
Conscience alley was used to help Laszlo make vitally important decisions such as whether he should follow the dark into the basement or go back to bed. We whispered into Laszlo’s ear what our thoughts were but they had to be backed up by a valid reason.
To find out more about what we learned about The Dark, ask Mrs Ross or Mr Gregory to show you our Story Book Reading Journal.