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


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


1st sentence: Your relative clause should describe the chair.

2nd sentence: Your relative clause should describe the crown.


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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Wednesday 18th November

LC: To write the next event of a story using a simile starter.

Today we are going to be writing the next paragraph 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 simile starter in your paragraph.


simile is a literary device that directly compares two things to show the similarities between the two - A simile will include the words 'like' or 'as'.



As brave as a lion, Macbeth led his fellow Scotsman into battle. This tells us is brave because lions are brave. The comparison is similar.


Like a mouse, the ghost of Banquo drifted into the dining room. This tells us that Banquo entered quietly because a mouse is quiet. The comparison is similar.

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


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. Remember when you are writing your own versions, so make sure you use the characters from your plan. You may wish to magpie some ideas from the model below but change as much as you can.


The simile starter is underlined for you in the paragraph to help you. This tells us that the candle flickers because lightning does. The comparison in similar. For example, I wouldn't say 'Like a stone wall, the candle light waved in the wind' because the comparison doesn't make sense. Would a stone wall move? NO! 


I would like you to use a different one to the model.


As well as a simile starter, 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

Fronted adverbials


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


What it should look like in your book


Wednesday 18th November

LC: To write the next event of a story using a simile starter.


The evening had arrived...




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