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DISCLAIMER: THE ATTACHED POWERPOINT SAYS TORTOISE WHERE IT SHOULD SAY SEA TURTLE. I APOLOGISE AS I REALISED THE MISTAKE TOO LATE TO CHANGE IT.

Extra task: How did I know it was wrong?

 

Writing task

This week’s writing task is based around the image in the attached Powerpoint ‘The Start of a Journey’, which you can also view by clicking on the link to pobble365. There is an activity to carry out on each slide of the Powerpoint. I recommend you do a slide each day this week. I would alos like to add, that I know the final peice of writing is a lot to do on a Friday and it may take 2 weeks to complete all of this. I don't expect every weeks writing task to be completed but I want to provide a different task each week for those who are powering through them!

 

Monday - Task 1: Read the story starter. Can you identify all the verbs? Have a go at writing a list. Be aware that some of the verbs in the clause might be made up of more than one word.

If this is too easy, when you have your list, try and decide what tense the verb is. Some are very tricky, you might even have to do some of your own research!

Tuesday - Task 2: Read the questions on slide 2 and try and find out the answers. Someone in your house might be able to help you, or you might want to conduct some research using books or the internet.

Wednesday - Task 3: Choose whether you want to draw or write for this task. The page 3 of the Powerpoint explains the task.

Thursday - Task 4: The first paragraph of slide 4 asks you to look at you completed piece of writing. Obviously you can’t do this until after you finish tomorrows task. So, for today, just look at the sentence given at the bottom of the slide and do the task set for this sentence only.

Friday - Task 5: This is your main writing task. I would like you to write an explanation of the life cycle of a Sea Turtle. I have attached an example of an explanation of the lifecycle of a Monarch Butterfly. Read this carefully and you will notice the following features which you should try and include in your own:

  • A Title and introduction – these should answer the questions: what are you explaining? What classification of animal is a Sea Turtle? And should include a brief overview of their lifecycle. Can you use a rhetorical question like the WAGOLL?
  • Subtitles to make clear to the reader which stage of the lifecycle each paragraph is about and to help organise into a sensible order
  • Main text –
    • Present tense
    • Details – you may need to use expanded noun phrases with appropriate adjectives
    • Technical/scientific language. For example, you may need to find out the scientific name for a young turtle.

I would love to see your finished pieces of writing. Please send them to me via email or Purple Mash.

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