Wednesday 27th January 2021
On Friday, you are going to write a paragraph describing a setting. Over the next few days we are going to look at some techniques we can use to make our writing more descriptive.
Using the picture below write down 3 sentences (on Purple mash) that tell me where one object/thing is in relation to another object. I have given an example under the picture. Your sentences must use a preposition.
The terrified girl knocked over the golden goblet.
We are going to look at our setting we are going to describe on Friday. Below is the picture we will be describing to the reader. The reader won't be able to see this picture so we are going to have to be very descriptive.
We are going to create a word bank that we will be able to use on Friday. In our word bank we are going to need the following:
Lets start with nouns. You need to make a list on Purple Mash (next to where I have put noun) making note of as many things as you can see in the picture. This list should be quite long. It should include all the things you can see from the rocks at the front of the picture to the mountains at the back. For example I can see a duck. I will put duck into my list on Purple Mash.
Next you need to think about the nouns you have put and thing of a word or two that you could use to describe them. These need to go next to where I have put adjective on your 2do. What word could describe the duck? The colour of its head is a teal colour. I now need to add teal to my adjective list on Purple Mash.
Then you need to look at the picture and imagine what some of the objects might be doing in the picture. e.g. the duck might be swimming. I would then put swimming into my verb list on Purple Mash. Think of as many as you can. This will help you on Friday.
Finally, You need to think about a how the objects are doing the action. So going back to my example of the duck: how might the duck be swimming? The duck could be swimming gracefully. I would then put gracefully into my adverb list on Purple Mash.
If you need to ask about anything please email Mr Hindman an he will help you to understand what is expected.