November 5, 2015
Today Y5 students explored a text about how autumn changes nature, but also children’s lives. Once summer is over and school starts, two friends in the story have to sadly say good bye to each other and accept that they will be apart until the next holiday.
Y5P students read the text and identified the different techniques used by the author to show the characters’ feelings. They discovered words and expressions with a powerful, emotional impact on reader, interpreted the subtle gestures, the actions of the characters, and created connections between the changes in the nature and those from the two children’s hearts.
In order to better understand the message of the story, the children then role-played a few scenes, showing the characters’ gestures and emotions.
The next step for them is to continue the story, using the same strategies they learnt about. We all worked hard, but also enjoyed the lesson!