TEACHING RESOURCES

The Present 7-9

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'The Present' is a short 4-minute animation created by Jacob Frey. 

The film is about a young boy who seems to prefer his computer games to anything else.  Nothing can seem to drag him away. 

Until his mother leaves him a gift - an adorable puppy. The boy thinks the puppy is cool until he realises that the puppy has a leg missing. He is such a cruel little boy. 
Gradually, the puppy's determination wins him round and they go out to play... at this point we see why the boy may have been averse to having a puppy with three legs.  Watch it to find out. 

Writing Outcomes

  • Narrative
  • Character description
  • Narrative opening
  • Information text
  • Balanced informative text

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