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Add a relative clause to the sentences below, so they make perfect sense.


Remember when you are adding extra information about a person the relative pronoun we often use is 'who'.


When you are adding extra information about a place or object, the relative pronoun we often use is 'that' or 'which'.


Line off if you have half a page or more and complete the warm up before you write the date and LC for today's lesson.



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Tuesday 17th November

LC: To write an opening using a fronted adverbial.



Today we are going to be writing our opening to our own versions of the ghost at dinner scene from the story of Macbeth. 


I would like to see you use at least one fronted adverbial in your paragraph.


Fronted adverbials explain how, where or when something happened.



Carefully, Macbeth entered the king bedchamber with a dagger in his hand. This tell us how he entered the room.


In the grand dining room, the guests began to take their seats ready for the feast. This tells us where the feast is.


A few minutes later, Macbeth's servants returned with awful news. This tells us when the servants returned.

You are going to be using your plans that you plotted your new stories on yesterday. 


I you are struggling look carefully at the example below.


Look how the names have changed for the characters and the two servants have changed to hounds.


Also, on the new plot below, how the ghost acts at the dinner table has changed. How will your ghost act?

Read the model below. Look how the characters have changed in the story. Because my main character is now a queen, I have referred to her husband as Gentleman Isla. You may wish to magpie some ideas from the model below but change as much as you can.


The fronted adverbial is underlined for you in the paragraph to help you. I would like you to use a different one.


As well as a fronted adverbial, I would like to see other features in your writing that we have learned this year. Could you include:


Subordinate clauses using conjunctions

Relative clauses

ed openers

Simile starters


Write the opening to your story just like the model above. Change as much as you can and remember to include at least one fronted adverbial. Do not write any further from where the paragraph ends above.


What it should look like in your book


Tuesday 17th November

LC: To write an opening using a fronted adverbial.


The evening had arrived...

When you have finished, send a picture of your writing to your teacher on Seesaw!