Parts of speech

12 Oct

My Year 7 class is about to start a unit entitled ‘Heroes’.  Our focus text is the film version of The Princess Bride, however I hope to supplement it with some picture books and non-fiction texts.

Before we view the film, it is important that my students have an understanding of heroes and what they do.  As a starter activity, I am going to ask them to participate in a think, pair and share.  This is no ordinary think, pair and share!  Instead of simply listing what they know about heroes, students will be required to organise their ideas according to the parts of speech.  Accordingly, they will need to find nouns, verbs and adjectives that relate to heroes.  In this way, they will build a vocab for discussing heroes and heroic behaviour over the course of our unit.

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