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A Key Stage 2 English and media lesson starter using archive black and white footage, to help pupils understand structure and narrative.
The footage is of a silent film called Rescued by Rover, made in 1905. In the film, a baby is snatched from its pram by an old beggar woman while the nurse is looking the other way. The family dog, Rover, sets out to find and rescue the baby.
It is an ideal lesson starter to support literacy lessons exploring structure and narrative, character and setting, and stories with a dilemma.
It can also be used to develop pupils' knowledge and appreciation of film-making and film terminology.
Part of the series: Primary Lesson Starters