Catch A Lot
Questions for discussion:
Pause after a couple of seconds so we see image of boat
and two men aboard it.
Pause as soon as the image pans out.
Pause after the father shakes the son.
Pause after the eye opens at the side of the boat.
Pause after the view from under the boat after the father
has climbed aboard.
Pause when it fades to black.
Watch the film to the end
Odd Ones Out
Watch the clip. How many of these things can you spot? Tick them when you see them. You might need to watch the clip more than once. Some of these are not in the clip. Which are the odd ones out? (There are 4)
|seagull||CATCH A LOT sign||anchor||bottle|
|Man's reflection||whale's eye||cap||barrel|
|shark||fishing net||calm sea||whale's teeth|
How many of these words can you find a rhyming word for?
Message in a Bottle
Imagine you are one of the characters from the clip. After the whale tries to eat you, you find yourself washed up on a strange island. Write a message to put into a bottle to explain how you got there.
The Whale's Tale
Imagine you are the whale in the clip. What would you say about what happened that day? Have a look at the short paragraph below to give you some ideas.
I was really tired. I had been swimming all day and eating krill. The sun was going down and I went up to the surface to
breathe. Just then, a small boat appeared nearby. I thought I should go and say hello because I am polite. It started to get chilly and a little bit misty. When I popped my head up, I was shocked to see a sharp spear! Wouldn’t you be? The man with the
spear looked angry and it scared me. I dived down under the little boat to hide. I could hear thunder on the surface and the
rough sea was very choppy. It wasn’t safe for the men on the boat. I swam up to the surface with my mouth open to tell them I was sorry and the boat fell into my mouth!
Things to make your writing better…
Using expanded noun phrases
This just means to add an adjective or two into your writing to describe the noun.
E.g. the rough sea, the small boat, the angry man
Add in a question
E.g. Wouldn’t you be afraid?
Join parts of your sentence using and, because, but.
E.g. I was scared because the man had a
Make sure you use capital letters and full stops to show where your sentences start and end. Remember to read your work to check it makes sense.
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