Starter What do you know about D-Day? When was it? Where did it happen? Why did it happen? Who was involved?
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 1 P1. 1.What do you think are the 2 key images on this page ? 2. What makes them important to you? 3.Select a four words from the sections you have chosen that help give these images impact. 4.Explain why you have chosen them.
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 1 Character Study What are your thought and feelings about Grandpa and how he reacts to the graves he sees.
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 2 P3 1. What do you notice about the way the characters are introduced? 2.Why do you think the writer introduces his characters in this way? P4. 1.What surprises or shocks you on this page ? 2.Identify two key words that create this shocking impact?
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 2 P5 1.What surprises you about what Briggs says ? 2.What effect do Brigg's words have on the other soldiers 3.How Does Cpt. Miller restore the Men’s confidence? P6 1. What surprises Cpt. Miller when he looks at the beach? 2.What had he trained his men to do? 3.What did Cpt. Miller feel was important about the ‘accidental’ silence that occurred.
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 2 P7 1. What choices does Cpt. Miller feel he has once the boat stops? 2.How are the soldiers on the boat described? 3.What word used earlier does this echo? 4.What is the effect of using these words to describe the soldiers? 5.20 seconds did what? 6.There is a significant change in terminology at this point. What is the change and why is it significant. Character study. Describe Cpt. Miller and explain what kind of leader you think he is.
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 2 Character study. Describe Cpt. Miller and explain what kind of leader you think he is.
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 3 P8 1.What is the simile in the first paragraph? 2.What does Miller do to his equipment? 3.What does this reaction remind you of? 4.Where have they landed?
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 3 P9 1.What does Miller do with Pvt. Delancey? 2.What effect doe this have on Miller? 3.What does he see when he looks at his face? P10 1.Why had the battle suddenly become quiet? 2.Why are the soldiers shouting at Miller?
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 3 P11 1.What do you consider to be the key phrase on P11? 2.Explain why you think this phrase is important 3.Select one section of this page which you feel is an effective description of war and explain: why you think it is effective what words are key to making it effective.
Saving Private Ryan – Mini Tasks Chapter 3 P12 1. Why had the ‘men’ become ‘boys’ again? 2.What is Miller really afraid of? 3.What is Miller not afraid of? Character Study What have we learned about Miller that has helped to develop his character in this chapter?