Year 3 got the opportunity to do some hot seating in class today.
Hot seating is a technique where you become a character from a book and you have to answer questions from the audience. The questions can be about anything they want to find out from the character. It is the character’s job to use their creativity and imagination to answer in as much detail as they can even if it was not clearly answered in the book.
We got into character and played Livia and Tranio that had become elders. We acted out the last page of ‘Escape from Pompeii’ when Tranio and Livia were both old and were looking back at how Pompeii had changed after the eruption many years later. It was a lot of fun to get into character and answer questions. The audience asked great questions and even questions that we had not been told about in the book.
“How did you feel when you could hear Mount Vesuvius rumbling?”
“How old were you when Mount Vesuvius erupted?”
“Who was the captain that rescued you?”
“Why did you run to the harbour?”
“Are you and Livia still best friends today?”
“How do you feel looking back at Pompeii after all these years?”
These were some of our very exciting questions that we asked the characters.
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