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Warm up

Look at the example sentence below. As you can see, the sentence starts with an 'ed' opener. There is a comma to separate the 'ed' opening clause and the main clause. This makes it easier for the reader to read as the sentence makes perfect sense.


For the warm up, write 2 sentences with the 'ed' openers shown below. Relate them to Alice in Wonderland. Write the first sentence starting with 'Terrified' and the second sentence starting with 'Filled'. Remember you punctuation.

Today you are going to be writing a character description about your character. In your writing today I would like you to include expanded noun phrases and at least one relative clause. The aim is to describe your character so the reader know everything about them.

Step 1

Read the pages below. As you read, thank carefully about how the Queen of Hearts is described in the story and what she is like as a person.

Step 2

As you can see below, there is a picture of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Around the picture of the Queen are expanded noun phrases to describe her appearance. These have been generated to help you when you are describing your own character. 

Step 3

Watch the video clip below of the croquet match from Alice in Wonderland. As you watch, think carefully about what the Queen is like as a person. Also, think about her other traits like her: voice, walk, attitude and facial expressions.

Alice Queen of Hearts.mp4

Still image for this video

Step 4

After watching the video clip, I generated some expanded noun phrases to describe different traits of the Queen other than her appearance. You might magpie some of these when describing your own character.

Step 5

Read the MODEL below. You are going to use this to help describe your OWN character. As you can see, the MODEL includes a relative clause and expanded nouns phrases. It also includes other sentence opener that we Have learned in Year 5.

Remember to refer back to the 'Steps to success' when you are writing. 


First write the date and LC in your blended learning book.


Then, sketch your OWN royal character that you created on Tuesday.


Next, using the model to help you, write a character description that describes your OWN character that you created on Tuesday.

When you have finished your character description, send a picture of it to your teacher on SEESAW.