A lesson, focused on character description, using an excellent app

I recently did a lesson which had a focus on character description.  For my starting point, I used the short film, ‘Junk’.  You can find the video below (thank you to The Literacy Shed for finding this great resource):

Next, I asked the students to describe the character Jasper to their talk partners.

After this, I handed out a silhouette which I had sketched of Jasper, and the pupils had to put sentences about his appearance on the outside and personality on the inside (see below for an example).

I put emphasis on including relative clauses to deepen/expand the description (using which or that).

Finally, the students had to write some quick notes and then perform a descriptive account in the first person; using the app Tellagami.

Have a look at my tutorial, telling you everything you need to know about this fantastic tech tool:

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