Use opening of Pirates of the Caribbean to improve descriptive writing using five senses. Starter: spot the senses in the descriptive piece 1 Play the DVD of opening sequence make notes on storyboard (print out PP in handouts) 2 Write in first person, showing changes in atmosphere. (I used title: 'A Sea Change') 3 Can make a good display. (You could also do a starter listening to the sea and writing or create a sea sound scape with pupils being the sea, rain, gulls etc)


  • pirates.ppt
  • sea.mp3
  • description02.doc
  • pirate-printout.ppt

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    user avatarcpoeo4 months agoreport

    Have used this with other sources to create a scheme for English Language Paper 1 to use in Year 8 - really useful and good for lower ability to get them imaginng! Thanks

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    user avatarTeachmfl15 months agoreport

    Great help thanks for sharing!!!

  • 4

    Very useful and well planned .....

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    user avatarkadmon8 years agoreport

    exellent work. wich ever student wrote this must have a tallent for writing. my year 7 class were inspired.

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    user avatarLadyOracle8 years agoreport

    Thank you. These ideas are lovely, thanks.