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Freeze frame

Freeze frames are also called a group sculpture, tableau, still image, or picture window.

In a freeze frame, students work together in groups to visually represent one part of a story through dramatisation. It is a silent, motionless depiction of a scene. Members of a group use their bodies to make an image or picture capturing an idea, theme, or moment in time from the text. Each group presents their freeze frame to the rest of the class with the teacher counting down to zero at which point the whole group freeze into position. Freeze frame encourages close reading of a particular scene in a text and all students contribute.

Watch this video to see a year 12 english class using freeze frames

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Published on: 19 Jan 2018