Writing skills: Responding to a setting stimulus image

In this lesson, we will revisit the techniques we have explored for both descriptive and narrative writing by looking at a setting-based stimulus of images linked to our story of the week, 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad. We'll work together to first of all mimic Conrad's extract and produce a descriptive opening. Then, we'll try and write three different narrative openings and reflect on which one achieves the strongest impact on a reader.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Where is the Congo River?

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Q2.What was the item the westerners wanted from the Congo?

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Q3.What was the role of the Christian missionaries?

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Q4.Conrad was originally born where?

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Q5.Conrad suggests that the "heart of darkness" is within us all. If so, what sort of conflict is he suggesting?

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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!

Q1.Where is the Congo River?

1/5

Q2.What was the item the westerners wanted from the Congo?

2/5

Q3.What was the role of the Christian missionaries?

3/5

Q4.Conrad was originally born where?

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Q5.Conrad suggests that the "heart of darkness" is within us all. If so, what sort of conflict is he suggesting?

5/5

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Fiction: reading and descriptive writing

Lesson 22 0f 25

Q1.How many boxes are usually added when we do our 'Box-Planning'?

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Q2.When planning our initial response for a description we have been considering 6 elements. Which of the options below is not something we consider?

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Q3.When planning for a narrative response you do not include description. True or false?

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Q4.Heart of Darkness is a contemporary novel. True or false?

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Q5.What are the main characters in the novel called?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

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Fiction: reading and descriptive writing

Lesson 22 0f 25

Q1.How many boxes are usually added when we do our 'Box-Planning'?

1/5

Q2.When planning our initial response for a description we have been considering 6 elements. Which of the options below is not something we consider?

2/5

Q3.When planning for a narrative response you do not include description. True or false?

3/5

Q4.Heart of Darkness is a contemporary novel. True or false?

4/5

Q5.What are the main characters in the novel called?

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Lesson summary: Writing skills: Responding to a setting stimulus image

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