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ARTiculate Bulletin 28.9.15: Black Dog by Levi Pinfold, Book a free workshop.

This week's bulletin features creative ideas for Black Dog by Levi Pinfold. This spooky tale has lots of unnerving qualities: Victorian sepia photos, objects that seem to move around from picture to picture and , oh yeah, a huge slathering hound on the prowl. Perfect for murky autumnal weather. If you try any of the ideas I'd love to see the work your children produce.

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Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
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The sinister, murky tone of this book is ideal for gloomy, autumnal weather.  Buried deep in the snowy forest, a large beast is prowling around the house giving the Hope family the scare of their lives. But all is not as it seems in this spooky tale. Is it really a really a giant beast or is it just their imaginations?

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In brief: Have you tried?
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Ideas for talking and thinking: Discuss the concept of fear, develop a range of suitable vocabulary and incorporate it into your drama lessons.

Ideas for writing: A perfect opportunity for some grisly specifics describing the black dog and shaping it into a new retelling of the story.

Ideas for art: Use scratchy lines to draw frightening beasts and then frame them with a keyhole or chink in the curtains.  

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Book a FREE taster workshop for your school
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This half term I am offering FREE creative literacy taster workshops to primary schools in Leeds. If you want to get a slot for your school, email articulateeducation@gmail.com (or click here) and send me your details. Places are limited so please get in quick!

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Enjoy!

Stefan

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