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Lighthouse (Animation)

The Lighthouse is a short film set in a small sea side town.  The lighthouse keeper is a curmudgeonly fellow who lives by himself in the lighthouse and doesn't seem to approve of his neighbours.  One night, when disaster strikes, it is these neighbours who come to his aid. 

Writing Outcomes:

  • Diary writing
  • Formal letter writing
  • Narrative writing
  • Journalistic writing

Lesson 1

I am learning to use expanded noun and prepositional phrases.

Children use the five senses to describe the lighthouse and the surroundings.

Lesson 2

I am learning to use fronted adverbials.

Children describe the opening scene using fronted adverbials manipulated within a sentence.

Lesson 3

I am learning to use a variety of sentence openers (DADWAVERS).

Children focus on Description, Adverb and Where openers to describe the setting of the clip.

Lesson 4

I am learning to use a variety of sentence openers (DADWAVERS) continued.

Children focus on Action and Estimation of Time openers to describe the setting of the clip.

Lesson 5

I am learning to identify and use possessive apostrophes.

Children create an independent piece of writing using an image stimulus to apply and demonstrate the writing skills and devices they have learnt so far.

Lesson 6

I am learning to describe the emotions of a character in a moment of tension.

Children complete an emotions graph and practise using ‘show, don’t tell’ as a writing device.

Lesson 7

I am learning to identify the key features of a diary.

Children explore writing features of the genre including language and structure, then identify these in the example texts provided.

Lesson 8

I am learning to write a diary.

Children begin to write the lighthouse keeper’s diary detailing the setting and problem which occurs.

Lesson 9

I am learning to write a diary.

Children continue to write the lighthouse keeper’s diary detailing the climax and resolution that occur.

Lesson 10

I am learning to identify and demonstrate the difference between formal and informal language.

Children write a letter from the lighthouse keeper to the villagers, thanking them for their help.

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