the Veldt - Imagery (teacher slides - Murray)

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THE VELDT
IMAGERY AND THE FIVE SENSES
IMAGERY
Definition: the author’s use of descriptive
or figurative language to create a picture in
the reader’s mind.
- Can you see/hear/feel what the author is writing?
- Use your five senses to engage with the text
Examples: “empty as a jungle glade at hot high noon” line 25
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_WeybKZLJA&feature=re
lated
Close your eyes and visualize where you are and how you
feel as this video plays – then share with person next to you
INDIVIDUAL WORK
Your task:
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Highlight/underline words or phrases which use the five
senses to give you a personal response to the text
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Smells
- Feel/touch
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Sounds
- Colours/word pictures (sight)
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Tastes/foods
(take 15 minutes to explore the text on your own, quietly)
Write down imagery you find on your graphic organizer
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(don’t forget to use line numbers for reference)
SHARE DISCOVERIES
Form groups of 2-3
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Share your discoveries with each other
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Work collaboratively (use other people’s insights)
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Record any additional information in your graphic
organizer
You have 10 minutes to do this
GROUP DEBRIEF
Smells
Sounds
Tastes
Feel/Touch
Word Pictures
INDIVIDUAL WORK
Fill in your Personal Response worksheet
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Use information from your graphic organizer
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Focus on what you thought/felt while reading
E.g. I felt that the sense of smell was most important. I could
smell the lions’ fur. It reminded me of when I went to the zoo
when I was a kid. I was afraid the lion would break out of the
cage and attack me…
You need to show your completed Graphic Organizer and
your Personal Response worksheet before you can leave
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