Descriptive detail: Close analysis

In this lesson, we will start with a quick quiz. We’ll then be looking at a further extract from our text of the week, Cold Mountain. Today, we are going to examine how Frazier builds descriptive detail by analysing a new passage and also making use of our prior learning. In particular, we will remind ourselves of how to select ‘rich’ evidence and build an analytical response. As usual, at the close of the lesson, there will be a learning recap quiz to consolidate today’s learning.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Question 2

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Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is the first stage of a quest narrative?

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Q2.When the protagonist reaches the abyss one of 3 things could occur. Which option is not true?

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Q3.Which war did Odysseus fight in?

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Q4.Who was Penelope making a shroud for?

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Q5.Who wrote the poem 'Angel in the House'?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is the first stage of a quest narrative?

1/5

Q2.When the protagonist reaches the abyss one of 3 things could occur. Which option is not true?

2/5

Q3.Which war did Odysseus fight in?

3/5

Q4.Who was Penelope making a shroud for?

4/5

Q5.Who wrote the poem 'Angel in the House'?

5/5

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Learning Recap Quiz

Descriptive detail - close analysis

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which TWO words are synonyms of 'mundane'? (You must select both right answers to be awarded the mark)

Select two (2) boxes

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Q2.'His neck had eventually decided to heal.' What type of sentence is this?

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Q3.'Regardless of the weather, the old man was always positioned at the end of the road.' What type of clause is 'regardless of the weather'?

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Q4.'He would set up his business under an oak tree across the road.' What type of word class is 'under'?

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Q5.'Unless someone came to buy something, he rested as still as a stuffed man with his hands together in his lap.' What word class is 'unless'?

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Quiz:

Learning Recap Quiz

Descriptive detail - close analysis

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which TWO words are synonyms of 'mundane'? (You must select both right answers to be awarded the mark)

Select two (2) boxes

1/5

Q2.'His neck had eventually decided to heal.' What type of sentence is this?

2/5

Q3.'Regardless of the weather, the old man was always positioned at the end of the road.' What type of clause is 'regardless of the weather'?

3/5

Q4.'He would set up his business under an oak tree across the road.' What type of word class is 'under'?

4/5

Q5.'Unless someone came to buy something, he rested as still as a stuffed man with his hands together in his lap.' What word class is 'unless'?

5/5

Lesson summary: Descriptive detail: Close analysis

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