Thursday, July 22, 2010

A great example of character description...

Here is a wonderful example of character description using alliteration, voice and wonderful adjectives. It's taken from "George's Marvellous Medicine" by Roald Dahl:

"Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies, but not this one. She spent all day and every day sitting in her chair by the window, and she was always complaining, grousing, grouching, grumbling, griping about something or other. Never once, even on her best days, had she smiled at George and said: 'Well, how are you this morning, George?' or 'Why don't you and I have a game of snakes and ladders?' or 'How was school today?' She didn't seem to care about other people, only herself. She was a miserable old grouch.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Materials for sock puppets

Wool
Cotton
Knitting (for the socks)
Googly eyes
Buttons (for the eyes)

What materials and resources can we use for making sock puppets?

Explore different things we can do with our sock puppets and materials we can use to bring our puppets to life. Research various ways of sticking things onto our puppets and other resources we can use to create unique characters. Post your ideas...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Step 2. What other similar products exist?

We can find this out by looking for ideas about making sock puppets, and looking for ideas about puppet shows. Copy any good urls you find into the comments area below.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sock Puppets

We will use the technology process to learn how to make puppets and puppet shows.

First step - What is the want or need for puppet shows? Who might want to see them? What would be the purpose? Write your thoughts and ideas in the comments area below.