19.04.21 & 26.04.21
Focus Text: 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne
Preparation – Wear something that will surprise the class (e.g. make a loud noise unexpectedly, wear something silly etc). Carry out the surprise and ask how the children felt. Are surprises always good? Do you like surprises?
Using the ending, focus on the use of speech, expression and character voices/feelings.
“Hello, Akeyo,” said Handa. “I’ve brought you a surprise.”
“Tangerines!” said Akeyo. “My favourite fruit.”
“TANGERINES?” said Handa. “That is a surprise!”
Draw children’s attention to your expression and phrasing. Point out the capital letters, punctuation, italics (is) to help show the way the character would say the words.
Organise the class into 3 groups – Handa, Akeyo, narrator.
Re-read, practise and perform!