The 3 Little Pigs Podcast

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The 3 Little Pigs Podcast

  1. 1. A dramatised reading of The Three Little Pigs by Roald Dahl
  2. 2. Aims of the session: To develop your skills <ul><li>Creative skills : To use imagination and creativity to produce a reading that is entertaining and brings out the meaning, the moral - and the fun! – of Roald Dahl’s poem </li></ul><ul><li>Groupwork skills : To work well in a group to produce an end product within a time limit </li></ul><ul><li>Technical skills : To extend skills in using Garageband to create a podcast </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 1: Story check <ul><li>What is the message of The Three Little Pigs? </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the short Disney film version and decide </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHJ0L6DftGg </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 2: Skills check <ul><li>Before you start to use your creative , groupwork and analytical skills, try a quick exercise to see if you can identify what you will need to think about in the next hour or so…and what you won’t! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 3: Technical check <ul><li>Before you start preparing and rehearsing your dramatisation, check that you will be ready to record your podcast! </li></ul><ul><li>Do a sound check: Each group member must record 3 top tips for creating a podcast on his/her Macbook </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to each recording and check that it is clear </li></ul><ul><li>Share and compare your answers to the quiz questions about how to create a podcast emailed after the last lesson </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 4: Plan and rehearse! <ul><li>Using your groupwork skills, discuss and rehearse your dramatised reading of the poem </li></ul><ul><li>Try to capture the ‘feel’ of the poem. Is it meant to be funny? Dramatic? Sad? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to make the moral of the tale (as suggested by Roald Dahl!) as clear as you can </li></ul><ul><li>Think about using tone, volume, pace, pauses etc to create dramatic effect and humour </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 5: Record! <ul><li>Record your version </li></ul><ul><li>Name and save it carefully! </li></ul><ul><li>Next lesson, we shall evaluate each others’ work </li></ul>
  8. 8. But wait a minute… Is this the true story??
  9. 9. Come closer while I read you the TRUE story of what happened…
  10. 10. And for homework… <ul><li>Think of 3 other villains from fairytales or other well known stories, who could have a very different story to tell, if only they had the chance… </li></ul><ul><li>In your beige exercise books, make a list of their names and the stories in which they appear </li></ul><ul><li>For each one, write a brief paragraph (5-6 lines in sentences) explaining their side of the story. How would they tell the story, given the chance? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Back to the Podcast: Step 5 <ul><li>Evaluate 3 other groups’ work </li></ul><ul><li>What works well in their reading? ( STAR ) </li></ul><ul><li>What do they need to work on for the next time they create a dramatic reading of poem? ( WISH ) </li></ul><ul><li>Give each group you evaluate 2 stars and a wish </li></ul>

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