Aug 23 2007
The Highwayman Animation
Further to my use of the animated short “The Piano” last year I discovered this excellent version of “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes as I researched the literacy work we are doing at the beginning of the new term. It is produced by Britannica Dream Productions via some pretty imaginative hacking of the game Sims 2.
Both Rick, my new teaching bud, and I commented on the fact that the poem is pretty heavy, so I am pleased to find this version to allow the children better access to the text. I suspect that I will be using this to help the children investigate and understand the text in the early stages of our work. This would be a good link to add to the Primary Framework for Literacy resources list for this unit.
Woohoo just found the same video on YouTube so embedding it here!
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/gVdDa2Ms0WQ" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]Just spotted Ross has written about this resource ages ago + told us all about a good text version online.