Slice of Life Recount

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  • 1. Slice of Life Recount A slice of life story - a "cut-out" sequence of events in a characters life. Depicts every-day life of ordinary people.Tuesday, 15 March 2011
  • 2. Slice of Life Recount brief captures a slice / cut out of an experience makes a point uses the senses tell about the ordinary - a common shared experience sunset, baking, walking on a beach, scavenging in a rock pool, a trip to Snowplanet, Rainbow’s End, Huia, a camp experience - sailing for the first time, the flying fox....... surfing at PihaTuesday, 15 March 2011
  • 3. Language Actions verbs “The old woman was in his way” becomes “The old woman barred his path” “She laughed” - “She cackled”Tuesday, 15 March 2011
  • 4. Active nouns - make the nouns do something i.e. “It was raining” to become “Rain splashed down” “There was a large cabinet” becomes “A large cabinet seemed to fill the lounge” Adjectives the cat the valuable cat the old tortoiseshell catTuesday, 15 March 2011
  • 5. Use of the senses: to describe and develop the experiences, setting and character: •What does it smell like? •What can be heard? •What can be seen - details? •What does it taste like? •What does it feel like?Tuesday, 15 March 2011
  • 6. Imagery •Simile: The sea looked as rumpled as a blue quilted dressing gown. Or The wind wrapped me up like a cloak. •Metaphor: eg. She has a heart of stone or He is a stubborn mule or The man barked out the instructions.Tuesday, 15 March 2011
  • 7. •Onomatopoeia: eg. crackle, splat, ooze, squish, boom, eg. The tyres whirred on the road. The pitter-patter of soft rain. The mud oozed and squished through my toes. •Personification: eg. The steel beam clenched its muscles. Clouds limped across the sky. The pebbles on the path were grey with grief.Tuesday, 15 March 2011
  • 8. Skiing Nicholas Van Nest, Grade 6 Icy frost whips against my goggles, the wind, tearing through my clothes. My skis feeling as if they’re on fire as I speed down the hill toward the stunt ramp. Suddenly I flash back to last year’s vacation when I had been in the same boots racing down this very hill. I had forgotten to lean back, lost both skis from the ramp, and done a flip resulting in a head-plant. Well, that wasn’t going to happen this year, I thought, as I gripped the ski poles tighter and leaned forward. The wind was screaming in my ears as if even the elements were cheering me on. Tilting backwards I pushed one last time, and let speed decide my fate. On to the ramp I flew, shooting into the air losing all sense of gravity, time, or space, just begging to pull through. SWOOSH! I felt vibrations tingling the bottom of my skis. I’d made it! “I’m alive! Oh-ya!” I screamed. “In all of ya’ll faces. You all disgraces. Pick up the paces.” In the snow, dancing in my skis, I realized a German couple was staring at me wide-eyed, and I heard the husband say: “Iz ziz how all crazy Americans act?”Tuesday, 15 March 2011