This week in Year 2, we have been developing our VIPERS reading skills, focusing on inference.

We have been learning how to use different ‘clues’ which we find in pictures and words / text to ‘work out’ what a character might be feeling – for example, how their facial expression / body language can communicate negative / positive emotions which a character might be feeling to a reader (sadness, joy, boredom, tiredness, anger etc).

We looked at drawings of different ‘crayon’ characters from the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Oliver Jeffers and tried to infer what each crayon might be feeling using the picture clues only…

 We generated a range of vocabulary for the different character’s feelings – and suggested some fabulous words for our class ‘word wall’…

 

Next, we started to read the text / story from the book – adding more ’emotions’ and ‘feelings’ words to our word wall as we tried to infer what each crayon might be feeling from what they were saying and how they addressed Duncan in their letters to him…

Finally, we had great fun using a drama technique called ‘freeze framing’ to act out the feelings of our chosen crayon (working together in in small groups) – paying particular attention to how we used our facial expressions and body language to communicate feelings and emotions to the rest of our class.

Can you guess which emotion / crayon we are ‘freeze framing’ in our pictures below?

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