P4C Space and Aliens
Age: school years 5, 6, 7 and 8
Length: 60 minutes (flexible)
Group size: small to class-size
a) Students will understand key questions that surround the topic.
b) Students will contribute to a whole-class debate about these questions.
c) Students will learn and apply devices and techniques to a piece of writing.
We will have a discussion about the universe and the possibility of life on other planets. Students will be invited to debate a number of questions pertinent to the topic.
This will be followed by a Q&A, along with activities based on specific writing devices and techniques, considering PAF, chosen in advance from one of the following:
Myths and Legends
A creative story
Persuasive, eg an advert, letter, speech, travel guide
Formal and explanation writing (including letters)
Information texts, eg leaflet
For example, descriptive writing focus:
A Q&A on the key ingredients of a good story. We will then build a list of key descriptive writing techniques. Using these criteria, each student will develop a descriptive text. They will write a detailed description of a key scene from #galaxygirl.