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Dreamgiver

 

This is a short animation about a mysterious creature who visits children to deliver dreams in eggs - Easter link :-)

 

If you fancy keeping your writing skills up, then have a look at some of the writing activities below. Write these in your home learning book.

 

Silently a group of orphans sleep in an orphanage.
Quietly, the window shutters open and in crawls a mysterious creature.  
He doesn't look too friendly at first but we soon see what his plan is.

This is the Dreamgiver and by cracking his dream eggs he makes sure the childrens' nights are pleasurable.  He creates the dreams by cracking the eggs onto stories, posters and ballet shoes. But what will happen if an egg is accidentally spilt on something not so nice?   Well that is what happens.....

A 'dream egg' is knocked off the bed and onto a 'shadow serpent,'  this is surely going to turn into a nightmare for one of the unlucky children.  

 

 

Watch the animations carefully - take notes on the key events within the story...

 

Activity 1:

 

Rewrite the story in your own words, use ideas for the animation. Try to embellish the story. The story begins with show not tell - how could your replicate that in your writing?

Think about how the animation shows the stories within the animation - shifting between the animation and various stories/dreams. How could you show these shifts? Think about font changes, paragraphing, images and colours.

How does the Dreamgiver show emotion? thoughts? feelings? How can you show these in your writing?

 

Activity 2:

 

Write a diary in character as the Dreamgiver or one of the children. 

How does your character feel? How can you show this?

How does the Dreamgiver feel after the dream mix up?  How does the little boy feel?

Write your diary in first person, reflective past tense, think about our other diaries we have written during Street Child, what made these effective?

 

Activity 3:

 

If you had a dream egg delivered, what would your dream involve?

Write a version of your dream, as if it were going to be added to the animation.

 

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Make sure you have some fun over the Easter break, but if you want to keep your writing Tip Top, why not make one of these Easter creations then have a go at writing the instructions to go with it after.

 

Most of these have instructions with them (otherwise you wouldn't know how to make them in the first place!) but try rewriting them without looking! Remember to use headings (like equipment, methods) and numbered steps with diagrams too!

 

Looking for more writing ideas, try one of the following:

 

Write the Easter Bunny's Diary - you decide how many days and what he (or she) got up to!

 

Write a newspaper report about an Easter Egg Hunt where something suspicious happened.

 

Write an explanatory text about Easter and why we celebrate it. Use the reading comprehensions to help you.

 

Write a letter to Mrs Harris and Mrs Saddler explaining what you have been up to so far. Share what you have been doing and how you can't wait to come back!

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