How does Robert Swindells build sympath

Topics: Homelessness Pages: 4 (453 words) Published: December 15, 2014
How does Robert
Swindells build
sympathy for the
homeless in ‘Stone
Cold?’

What we are doing
 We are writing a piece of work to finish
our work on ‘Stone Cold’
 This outline is designed to help you
 Think P>E>C and try to use quotes
 The sentences in italics are sentence
starters for you to use if you want

Paragraph One
 This should tell the reader the name of
the novel and the author and include a
very quick summary of the novel.
 ‘Stone Cold was written by…. The story is
told by a character called…
 OR

 Robert Swindells wrote ‘Stone Cold’. It is the
story of…

Paragraph Two
 This should explore why you think
Swindells wrote this book. Read inside
the cover to help you!
 The book explores the idea that anyone
can…
 OR

 The main theme of the book is the idea…

Paragraph Three
 Explain some attitudes to homelessness
and give some information on
homelessness
 Who can be effected by homelessness
 In 2010 there are over a million children
without a home
 Why is it so terrible being homeless?

Paragraph Four
 This is about the reader meeting Link.
Include things like:
What we find out about Link?
What is his life like?
Why do you think he doesn’t use his real name?
The main character in ‘Stone Cold is the narrator,
Link…




 OR

Link is the narrator…

Paragraph Five
 Talk about how the story is told directly to the
reader – as if Link is speaking to us. Find a
quote.
 What effect does this have on the reader?
 Does it help us get to know Link and like him?
 The character of Link talks directly to …
 OR
 The reader gets involved in the story because…

Paragraph Six
 What happens on Link’s first night on the
streets (p. 23)?
 How does he try and cope?
 How does the reader feel?
 The reader can imagine Link’s first night sleeping
rough in London…
 OR

 On Link’s first night he…

Paragraph Seven
 Using some quote from pages 41-44 how
are we...
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