Grandpa's Farm


  • What is surprising about this picture?
  • How are the hay bales floating?
  • Are they still or moving?
  • Who are the two people?
  • What are they thinking?
  • What are they going to do? Do they want to get the bales back onto the ground? Are they trying to get them all floating?
  • What will happen next? Make a list of possibilities, then vote (most likely/most interesting/most unexpected).
  • What would you do if you saw this?
  • Drama: Be a news reporter, live at the scene. What will you say to the viewers? Follow this up with a newspaper article, an online news report and a Tweet from the broadcaster. Look at the difference in format, even though they all have the same purpose.
  • Grammar links: Verbs; verb tenses; non-finite phrases (start with an -ing or -ed verb); prepositions; direct vs. reported speech.

Credit: Tyler Carter

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