NORMAN ROCKWELL, The Shiner Look attentively at this picture document
Type of document Is it a cartoon? Leaflet? Photo? A poster? A painting? An advertisement? A drawing? A caricature?
Describe this picture document. Where does the scene take place? Corridor, at school, outside the headmaster’s office, a bench, at his desk….. Who are the characters? Pupil, headmaster, teacher…
Describe the main protagonist into detail. What about her clothes, her hair? Scruffy, laces… undone, socks…hanging down, shirt hanging out, ribbons… hair… undone…, a plaster…her knee, untidily dressed…. What about her look? Pleased with herself =smug, triumphant, glorious, proud, grinning, confident, rebellious, overjoyed, on cloud nine…
Describe the other protagonists. How do they look? Strict, angry=mad…, clean and tidy-looking, smartly-dressed, professional, … What do you think of their personality? Authoritative, scornful, high expectations, …
What has happened? Why is the girl in this state? Use present perfect BE+ING To fight, to quarrel, to behave like a boy, … Why is she there? Get summoned to, to be in trouble, …
Express contrast Use: -On the one hand…, on the other hand… -Contrary to…; unlike… -Whereas…; while…
What is going to happen now? Use BE+going to to speak about the future. Get told off, get a suspension, get punished, get warned, get lines,detention,get community service….
Going further What about you? Have you ever felt pleased with yourself whereas your parents or teachers disapproved?