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1An Introduction to the Story When the Wasps DrownedAn Introduction to the Story
2What was in the box?Discuss with your shoulder partner, what was in the box? How did it make you feel?Stuffed glove in a box as pupils enter class. They have a feel in the box and try to guess what’s in there.
3Learning ObjectivesTo consider the key themes, issues and ideas of the story
4Inside-Outside Circle What do you think is going to happen in this story?Use the Inside-Outside circle to get partners to discuss their predictions.
5That was the summer Therese stepped on the wasps’ nest and brought an end to our barefoot wanderings.
7She came back a moment later and we angled the light She came back a moment later and we angled the light. At the end of the tunnel…Feedback by asking students what their partners said.
8Read lines 1-20Underline any words or phrases which give you a clue about WHEN this story happened.
9Read lines 21-34 Underline the VERBS used in this section. What do you notice? Why do you think the writer has done this?
10Read lines 35-56Underline THREE quotations which show us something about the narrator.Label your quotation with an explanation about what this shows us about the narrator.
11Read linesFind an example of each of the following techniques and annotate your copy of the story.SpeechA short sentenceA complex sentenceCareful use of adjectives (describing words)Appeal to the senses (see/hear/touch/smell/taste)
12Read lines 85 - 129 How old is the narrator? What makes you think this?Re-read line 20. Now you know the ending, what does this line suggest?
13What would you do?DECIDE WITH YOUR SHOULDER PARTNER WHETHER YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE STATEMENTS ON THE CARDS. BE PREPARED TO GIVE REASONS FOR YOUR VIEWS.In my opinion…I agree with you because…I’m in two minds about this one. On the one hand…I disagree with this statement as…I don’t agree with what you said about… because…Another reason I think that is...
14In the UK, the age of criminal responsibility is 10 years old. Rights and WrongsSome psychologists say that babies as young as 15 months know the difference between right and wrong.In the UK, the age of criminal responsibility is 10 years old.
15Which sentence do you agree with the most and why? StatementQUOTEIn the story ‘When the Wasps Drowned’ the children behave in a shocking, evil way. The narrator is only interested in keeping the diamond ring. She doesn’t care what happens to the body in the garden.In the story ‘When the Wasps Drowned’ the children behave in an understandable way. They don’t know what to do so they pretend nothing has happened.In the story ‘When the Wasps Drowned’ the children are old enough to take responsibility and do the right thing.In the story ‘When the Wasps Drowned’ the children don’t know what is the right thing to do. How would they? They’re just children after all.Life is not about right and wrong, good and bad; it’s a lot more complicated than that. I don’t think the children in ‘When the Wasps Drowned’ should be judged in these terms.
17Blind Sequencing One person should deals the cards out face down. Mark the back of your cards with your initials.You have a few minutes to look at and memorise your cards then put them face down on the table.Describe your cards as well as possible to your teammates without looking!After all the cards have been described, the team works together to sequence your cards (face down) on the table. (No looking!)Once you think you have properly sequenced the cards, flip over the cards and check to see how you did.
18Exploring SymbolismDenotes – the literal meaning. The word is used to name the object or thing.Connotes – (connotation) the things that we think about that is associated with that word.
20Carousel Consider the symbolism of the following from the story: The waspsThe dead bodyThe diamond ringTherese’s dreamThe gardenUSE THE THINKING QUESTIONS AT THE SIDE TO HELP YOU COMPLETE YOUR BUBBLE MAPS.
21Pathetic FallacyPathetic fallacy n. when human emotions or characteristics are given to objects, nature or the weather (especially in art or literature).This is a type of symbolism that a writer can use to show the mood or atmosphere of a scene.Pathetic fallacy is when the weather or seasons is used symbolically to suggest a certain tone or mood.
22Rally Robin adjectives to describe the mood of this picture.
23Rally Robin adjectives to describe the mood of this picture.
24Rally Robin 3 adjectives to describe the mood of this picture.
25Choose the best word to describe the mood of this extract. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations And the sky was just a row of long angry red lines and black lines intermixed…TroubledExcitedFearsomeOminousPleased
26Pathetic Fallacy in the Story Example of weather from the storyWhat mood or feeling is coming across in the story?
27Structure Reminder!Unscramble the following terms to do with structure…T R O T I I N D C U N OI O N E C S TF L I C C T O NL O T PM B O L Y S