In literacy we are currently looking at flashbacks and how authors use them effectively to increase the quality of writing.

How do you think an author would introduce the flashback we saw in Ratatouille?┬áTry writing an example. Think about all of the changes in the character’s expression, the flashback trigger and why it is important to the reader.

We also looked at a great series of flashbacks from Kung Fu Panda. This is more difficult to write about as it goes back and forth from present to past tense. However, due to the fantastic settings we can see, when written it would show some fantastic information to the reader. How do you think an author would introduce this flashback? How would the author manage to go back and forth between the two time zones?