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Worldshaker Chapter 1

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1. Open question
240 seconds
Who are the main characters in chapter one/two of Worldshaker?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Worldshaker is a steampunk novel by Richard Harland. The novel’s characters experience a range of emotions and motivations. The characters’ feelings and actions shape the novel’s plot.
Characterisation in Worldshaker
3. Slide
60 seconds
Characterisation: is the process of creating distinct personalities and attributes for the characters in a narrative, often by giving them individual qualities and traits. Protagonist: is the main character of a narrative, typically a hero or heroine who has a central role in the story. Antagonist: is a character, group of characters, or force that opposes the protagonist in a narrative, often presenting an obstacle to the protagonist's goal.
4. Open question
300 seconds
What traits and characteristics does each character have in chapter one of Worldshaker?
5. Open question
300 seconds
How do the characters interact with one another in chapter one of Worldshaker?
6. Poll
60 seconds
What struggle do you predict the main character will face in this novel?
  • Person vs person
  • Person vs nature
  • Person vs society
  • Person vs themselves
7. Open question
300 seconds
How do the characters represent the class distinctions between the groups that exist on the juggernaut?
8. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a superheroes team composed of a prawn, a broccoli, and a pencil
9. Drawings
1260 seconds
Question: How does the author of Worldshaker use characterization to convey the theme of the novel? Clues: • Think about how the characters are developed throughout the novel. • Look at the different relationships between characters and how they evolve. • Analyze the language used to describe characters and how it reflects their personality. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. In pairs, draw a scene from chapter one or two, illustrating how characterization conveys the theme of the novel. B. In pairs, create a poster illustrating how the relationships between characters contribute to the theme of the novel.
10. Poll
60 seconds
What is Col Porpentine's initial attitude towards lower-class people, as depicted in the book?
  • Curious and open-minded
  • Arrogant and dismissive
  • Sympathetic and encouraging
11. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What techniques did the author use to develop the characters in Worldshaker?

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