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Lesson Two - Aphorisms

Please Note - Although this will be a Zoom lesson, I have included a pre-recorded video for anyone who can't make it on to Zoom and for anyone who wants to re-watch parts of the lesson.

LO: to read for meaning (in aphorisms)

 

Success Criteria:

 

SC1) I find examples of aphorisms in the text;

SC2) I discuss examples of other aphorisms;

SC3) I suggest the truth that an aphorism might try to reveal;

SC4) I think about ways aphorisms might be useful in our lives;

SC5) I make inferences about characters based on what they say.

 

Differentiation:

 

Differentiation will come through your choice of aphorism(s) and also whether you aim to find aphorisms beyond the book we are reading.

 

Tasks:

 

1) Watch the video, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (part 2)

2) Attend the first Zoom lesson - the story will also be shared in this lesson. This lesson will explain what an aphorism is.

3) Work independently on the tasks.

4) Return to the second part of the Zoom lesson to discuss your answers and ideas and/or record your ideas on the DB Primary forum.

 

Specific Tasks:

1) Discuss the aphorisms. What do you think they mean? What point are they making? Do you agree with them?


2) Optional: Can you think of other aphorisms?


3) Read through/listen to part two of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. Write down aphorisms you think you can find (you might have to change the sentences slightly). What do you think they mean? Do you agree with them?


4) Extension: Can you write your own aphorisms? Trickier - Take existing aphorisms and rewrite them slightly. Trickiest - Write your own aphorisms from scratch.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse - Part Two

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MODG English - The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse - Lesson Two

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