Pig-Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman
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Meekling — can you work out from the context of the poem what a meekling is? Discuss with a partner. Do you recognise any words within the word the children may or may not know the word meek. Standing Proud Does this poem give us any clues as to why the bully is so angry with Davey? Why do you think some people behave like this? What do you think about the way Davey responds to the bully?
His name was Sam. Is he bullying Davey? How does he feel about his own actions in this chapter?
Refer to the earlier discussion about idioms Putting the Boot In. Can you find other examples of idioms in this chapter? Discuss the literal meanings and the usage.
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- What happens at the end of the book does he die ?
How is this chapter different. Make the point that perhaps this chapter is setting us up for something big or important in the next chapter.
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Maps of Action and Life This chapter is a pivotal point in the story. What changes take place in this chapter? In pairs, highlight some words and phrases that show how Sam feels about this incident. Discuss the range of emotions that Sam goes through. Share and record the children;s ideas: Evidence Why did he do it? Shadow Draw attention to some of the things Davey says e.
Imagination what games do you play where you have to use your imagination? Do you use your imagination more when you play indoors or outdoors? Have you ever invented your own games or toys? Do children have better imaginations than adults, or not?
Why do you think that? Do you think you are an imaginative person?
Why do we sometimes feel threatened by people who seem different to us? Discuss the differences between Sam and Davey and why they get on so well. How can being friends with people who are very different to us add exciting new dimensions to our friendships? We are all unique.
What is unique about you?
You could use art materials to create a peice of artwork to represent your uniqueness. What important lesson does Sam learn in this chapter? Sorry In this chapter Sam makes a difficult decision: Making the right choice: Did you do the right thing? You may want to share a personal story first before inviting the children to share, in order to create a safe and accepting environment for discussion.
What effect does the repetition have in this poem? Davey has a life threatening peanut allergy — what should he avoid?
Why is important to be aware of these allergies? Discuss the difference between a personal dislike and an allergy. Talk about medical alert bracelets, as most people with severe nut allergies will wear them. Raise awareness of other medical conditions might that warrant wearing a medical alert bracelet. This is a crucial moment in the story: Sam betrays his friend and from here it is inevitable that something terrible is going to happen.
In pairs, have the children conduct a short improvisation of the conversation between Sam and Alex. This should last for no more than 2 minutes. Give them an opportunity to practise. Invite one pair to share their improvisation. On a given signal have them freeze the improvisation.
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Explain to the pupil playing Sam, that he can step out of the improvisation and talk directly to the audience, telling them what he is thinking and feeling at this point.
Now do the same with Davey. Make the point that the characters might be thinking and feeling different things to what we can see from their behaviour. Invite another pair to share their improvisation and use the monologue technique. Create 2 freeze frames. Encourage the children to use body language and facial expression to convey the emotions in the scene. Challenge them to think about visually interesting ways to create space between characters.
Invite one group to share their improvisation. To listen to the thoughts of different characters, explain that when you tap them on the shoulder you are going to ask them some questions that you would like them to answer. When the children are familiar with this technique. You can invite other members of the class to tap a chosen character on the shoulder and ask a question.
Encourage them to ask questions that are authentic and allow you to uncover potential thoughts and feelings. Away Reread the final two sentences: Homework What do you think about the ending of this story?
Do you think it is a happy or a sad ending? Explain why you think that. After Reading Poetry by heart Several poems in the book lend themselves to group performance. This poem works well read by two groups of voices. Writing Poetry Does it have to rhyme, sir? How do we start, sir? When viewing the world from critical or distrusting eyes, we tend to write off a range of potential partners before even giving them a chance.
A friend of mine felt closed off to a man who pursued her for more than a year. The men she was drawn to instead tended to be unreliable and emotionally distant. What she found, to her surprise, was a high-level relationship choice, a partner with whom she shared a great deal of mutual interest, and, ultimately, genuine love.
We may actually find ourselves in a relationship that is so much more rewarding than those we have experienced. They believe they want a fulfilling relationship more than anything, but they believe even more firmly that no one worthwhile would be interested in them. Our lack of confidence leaves us giving off signals of not being open, creating a catch 22 in the realm of dating.
Some struggle to make eye contact or are reluctant to scan the room for who they might be attracted to. When they are drawn to someone, they may fail to pursue their strongest attractions for lack of self-esteem.
We may be afraid of looking like a fool or of not being chosen. The simple truth is: It is scary to take a chance and go for what we want and compete, but when we do, we most often find it is well worth it to face our fears.
We end up with a stronger sense of self, and we increase our chances of creating a relationship with the partner we really desire.
Modern women are more and more successful, accomplished and self-sufficient, which are all extremely positive developments. Yet as both men and women get more comfortable, be it financially or practically, it is also easier for them to form a bubble from which it is difficult to emerge. It can feel harder to take risks or put themselves out there. The encouragement we feel to stay home or stay safe often comes from our critical inner voice.