Rationale: Whenever we hear or read a sentence we conjure up a mental image that contains many more details than the sentence itself provides – this is the power of our imagination.
Activity 1: Read or show the first sentence to your group, then ask them to write down or discuss what they were imagining, in as much detail as possible – colours, sounds, scents, textures etc.
Activity 2: Continue by saying / reading the other sentences in the list. These suggest a vague narrative. Working in pairs or small groups, ask open questions of one person in each group – who, what, where, when, why, how – to open up the story line. The best frame of mind is to be 'relaxed yet alert', just noticing mental impressions that appear as responses to the questions.
Tip: Don't bombard the person visualising with questions. Allow time between each sentence for impressions to be gathered.
— Steve Bowkett.
|Author:||Kevin Machin||Date:||May 14, 2017 8:19 am|
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