All of the activities below help to develop the 6 key skills for Junior Cycle.
Working with others
Managing information and thinking
2. Venn diagram- How is everyone connected in the story.
3. Map- of all the places mentioned.
4. Write an acrostic poem based on each characters name.
5. A storyboard of the novel.
6. Use speech bubbles to imagine a conversation between 2 characters.
7. Change the ending of the story.
8. Diary entries
9. Interview a character
10. Write 10 questions you would like to ask the author after reading the entire novel.
Technology: 11. Use the “In A World …. Drama” app to create a movie promo for a film based on the book.
Technology: 12. Create a Voki and get the character to speak their thoughts at a certain point in the novel.
13. Draw the illustration for the front cover of the novel or else the billboard for the film version.
Technology: 13. Tweet from one of the character’s perspectives.
Technology: 14. Set up a Fakebook account for one of the character’s.
15. Get a character to write a letter to a character from another novel that you have read.
16. Write a “What If ….” poem about an event that took place in the novel.
17. Write “3 Truths and a Lie” about a character in the novel and see if other pupils can guess which one was the lie.
18. Use the SMS Generator to create a text message conversation between two characters in the novel.
19. Draw an illustration of a description of the setting that is in the novel.
20. Design a news paper article about an incident in the novel.
21.Use Wordle to summarise each chapter.
22. Group work – Draw each character in the novel and write words around each character to describe their characteristics.
23. Create a radio ad for your book. Write out the script and tape record it as it would be presented. Don’t forget background music!
24. Create a wanted poster for a character in your novel.
Girl with a Pearl Earring resources
I am currently reading Girl with a Pearl Earring with my Transition Year students. It are halfway through it at the moment. I have included some resources I have made. I will update this blog post in a few weeks with some more resources 🙂
We are also preparing for our TY spelling bee challenge next week.
As the students have not looked at the novel since before Easter, I will review what they have done in the novel so far by asking students to pick a scrambled piece of paper out of a bowl. Each scrambled piece of paper will feature a name/word that is related to the novel. The words will be Griet, Painter, Catholic, Frans, Blind, Sixteen years old, Seventeen years old, Catharina, Agnes, Tile painter, Papists’ corner, Griet’s chores as a maid, Tanneke, Cornelia, Papist’s corner, Griet’s chores, 1665, Van Ruijven, Sunday, Griet’s bed, Maria Thins, Maid.
I will walk around the classroom and I will ask each student to pick out a word from the bowl. When every student has a word, I will go around in sequence and ask each pupil to call out their word and to discuss their word in relation to the novel. I will ask the students to help each other.
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Group work- Coloured paper- Draw Griet with the cloth on her head. Discussion- How has she changed physically and metaphorically.
Group work: Coloured paper: Draw what you think the finished painting would look like.
Group work: Rewrite the climax of the novel.
Class discussion- Why did Griet not beg Johannes not to ruin her?