Friday, 17th July
Design Your Own Book Cover for your suspense text
This is an extension task for those of you that have completed the storyboard.
Have a look at some of the examples of front covers. Thank you to everyone who has has completed work from the blog. It was lovely to get so many pieces of work sent to me. I hope you have a lovely summer holiday and see you in September.
Thursday, 16th July
Now, we are moving onto the writing stage. This is not an extended piece of writing; this is more about the quality of the writing. Therefore, I would like you to present it as a storyboard. I have done mine on A3 paper and split into 8 sections.
Also, if you are struggling to get started with your sentences, I have included a writing frame with different openers.
Tips for storyboard:
The storyboard should take 2 days. However, if you finish, I will have an extension task for you on Friday. Good luck!
Wednesday, 15th July
The next part of our suspense writing is the planning stage. I have included a plan of my own which you might find useful ; feel free to magpie any ideas or word choices.
The plan needs to have:
As well as my plan, I have also included:
I look forward to reading your plan!
Tuesday, July 14th
I hope you enjoyed doing the Talk for Writing yesterday ; I would love to see some of your videos! Today, I would like you to create a story map using illustrations and words. To help, I have completed a story map for the first two sentences. You can either start from the beginning or from where I have got up to.
Monday , 13th July
Wow, some fantastic Lockdown poems from AG, RW, EM, VS, NM, AH, BW in our Key Worker bubbles. Well done everybody!
Suspense writing day 2
Read the paragraph about Boris and watch the video to see me acting it out. Can you act it out for your friends and family? remember to rehearse it a few times before you feel confident enough to perform it. Now, it's over to you! Good luck!
Suddenly, a scream pierced the deathly quiet of the graveyard! His feet, standing motionless, the hairs on the back of his neck raised up. All was silent .... and then footsteps creeping closer. Chilled to the bone, shivering as if an icy finger had scraped across his back, he closed his eyes and took a deep breath. "I'm only dreaming," he told himself. After what seemed like an eternity, reluctantly Boris slowly opened his eyes. everything seemed normal; the reassuring silence of the early hours. A glint of light broke the darkness - a light that didn't belong. Sinister shapes emerged out of the depths .......
Monday, 13th July
Punctuation and Grammar
This week, our Punctuation and Grammar links in with our suspense writing. Synonyms are words that have a similar meaning. Using better word choices will improve the quality of our writing. If you are not able to think of a better synonym, you can always use a Thesaurus or go online to https://kidthesaurus.com/
Please watch the 2 video clip about how to use a Thesaurus and synonyms.