Lesson objective: I can use adjectives to describe.
I would like you to think about the lesson objective and what the word highlighted in bold means?
Adjectives are describing words such as sparkly, long, and grumpy. We use adjectives in our writing to give more detail.
We will be writing and illustrating our own narratives this week focusing on our lockdown stories.
The story that we will be focusing on to help us with our narratives is ‘The world made a rainbow’ by Michelle Robinson. Here is the link to the story. I have also attached a PDF version of the story below.
In each lesson we will have our success criteria to follow. The success criteria are what I need to see in your work to see what you are learning whilst at home.
Today we are going to begin to write our narratives. Every story needs a title. Titles often provide clues to the reader by suggesting what the story is going to be about. I would like you to begin by thinking about a title for your story. What will yours be? Write your title at the top of the page. Here is my example:
My lockdown story
Remember a title is written at the top of the page and is underlined.
Now we are going to be thinking about our opening paragraph. In the story ‘The world made a rainbow’ we are introduced to our main character (little girl) and setting (her home) on the first page. As the story continues we are introduced to her family.
Task: Write the opening paragraph of your story.
In this paragraph we need to introduce ourselves to our readers, describe our setting as well as introducing other characters. Here is my example:
Hi my name is Lucy. I am six years old. I live in a tall pink house with my mum, dad and baby brother. We have a big garden full of beautiful flowers, a stinky pond and a bouncy trampoline. This year we have had to stay at home to help keep everyone safe. It has been very strange and I have felt a bit sad not being able to see my family and friends.
To help you with your writing I would like all stories to start:
Hi my name is ___________ . I am ___________ years old. I live ______________
You might want to add a sentence at the end of your opening paragraph explaining to the readers that we have had to stay at home.
You can also draw a picture/illustration under your first paragraph. Pictures are also another way that an author can add detail to their writing by supporting the reader to create a visual picture in their heads.
Can you add some adjectives to give more detail? Click on the link below to learn more about adjectives.
Remember to check your work for capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and to check that you writing makes sense.
Please send me a picture of your writing to our class email. I am really looking forward to reading your stories!