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Read the chapter of 'The Iron Man' below before starting today's session.

Learning Objective:
To write effective sentences for our story.
Steps to Success:
Inner thoughts


Learning Chunk 1


At this point in the story, the Iron Man believes that he is all alone (with no one watching him) and doesn't realise that a boy (called Hogarth) has seen everything from his home.
Set up a conscience alley to explore Hogarth’s inner thoughts about the colossal Iron Man –
What is it?

What does it want?
What will it do?

Am I imagining this?

Is it all a dream?


Write the following given paragraph and then add some of Hogarth's thoughts in afterwards.


Provided paragraph: The Iron Man
thought no one could see him. The
Iron Man thought he was alone. The
Iron Man was wrong. There was a
boy who had seen everything.


Teacher model: Hogarth couldn’t
stop thinking about the Iron Man.
Who was he? Where was he from?
What should he do about it?

Learning Chunk 2


Have a look at the image of Hogarth from the film and explore his feelings – nervous, frightened, excited, curious.
Gather a selection of contrasting conjunctions – yet, but, however, although, even though, despite.

See if you can add any more of your own.


Use a contrasting conjunction to combine Hogarth’s positive and negative feelings.


Here is my example: even though he was excited and curious, Hogarth was also slightly nervous about what he had seen.


Learning Chunk 3


Try to re-enact Hogarth sneaking out of his house.

Think about how he would move and why. Is there anyone around? Are there people sleeping? 


Pair alliterative verbs and adverbs for his manner of leaving – creeping curiously, wandering warily, darting daringly, slipping silently, inching inquisitively.


Open your complex sentence with an alliterative verb + adverb. 


Here is my example: creeping covertly into the night, he knew he had to find out more.