What does ‘salvation’ mean?
Why the figure looking for it?
What has happened to the world?
What does the person hope to find in the ship?
How did the ship get there?
How will the person use the things they have found?
Could an ice age really happen?
Which animals would thrive in this sort of climate? Which animals would not?
If you could pack a rucksack to help the person survive, what 10 items would you place inside?
Can you draw a picture of what this scene might have looked like before the ice age struck?
This place had once been a mighty ocean. That was before. This is now.
The ice age had swept over the planet, completely covering the globe in a blanket of white. Survivors had scattered like leaves in the wind, doing anything it took to stay alive.
A solitary figure stood at the foot of the cliff staring up at the the ship. It was his last chance for salvation…
A parenthesis is a word or a phrase put into a sentence to give it more information.
Sometimes a parenthesis is in italics, sometimes it is in (brackets), sometimes there is a dash – and sometimes it has ‘inverted commas’ around it.
Parentheses are used to:
Explain what a difficult word means.
Show someone’s thoughts
Add extra information to help the reader
Emphasise a point
Can you use brackets to add extra information?
E.g. The solitary figure (whose clothes were ragged and torn from days of walking) stood and gazed up at the ship.
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
A man stood in the snow. It was really cold. He wore a coat. It was ripped. He wanted to climb the cliff.