Thursday, April 6, 2017

Slog's Dad

Slog's Dad
Slog's Dad is a story by the renowned British author David Almond and is the third of the BritLit kits produced by Russian teachers under the guidance of Alan Pulverness from NILE (Norwich Institute of Language Education). This BritLit kit is aimed at developing interest in and motivation for reading, based on creative exploration of the literary text.
Topic
Magic
Level
Upper-Intermediate / B2+
Age
14+
Aims
  1. Pre-reading activities activate language and cultural knowledge necessary for understanding the story, as well leading into the genre of magical realism.
  2. While-reading activities are designed to encourage predicting and interpreting, which are crucial for building up motivation for reading.
  3. After-reading activities are focused on the style and themes of the story, which provides a good opportunity for the development of reading skills, as well as prompting imagination and creativity.
The ‘kit’ is aimed at developing interest in and motivation for reading, based on creative exploration of the literary text.

Pre-reading activities activate language and cultural knowledge necessary for comprehending the story, as well leading into the genre of magical realism.

While-reading activities are designed to encourage predicting and interpreting, which are crucial for building up motivation for reading.

After-reading activities are focused on the style and themes of the story, which provides a good opportunity for the development of reading skills, as well as prompting imagination and creativity.

The ‘kit’ was designed by Russian teachers and methodologists under the guidance of Alan Pulverness,  Assistant Academic Director, Norwich Institute for Language Education, UK.

By;
 Elizaveta Bogdanova Ludmila Borbotko Olga Romanova Svetlana Sokolova Olga Sventsitskaya Ludmila Talsi Marina Vorontsova

 Tell a fantastic story

 Sample story: Once a baby was left at home with its sister, Anna, who was only 5 years old. Their parents went to the supermarket to do some shopping. Anna was playing with the baby when she heard a dog barking outside. She opened the window and looked out. There was a rabbit being taken for a walk by Mr Fletcher, who lived nearby. Oh, the rabbit was so lovely that Anna couldn’t but show it to her little brother. She took him to the window. It was not very difficult. Then she put him on the window- sill and… the baby… fell down from the fifth floor! Guess what? He landed right on the fluffy rabbit … safe and sound!