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Writing task

This week’s writing task is based around the image in the attached Powerpoint ‘Alive’, 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.

Monday - Task 1: Read the story starter. Underline all of the pronouns.

Next, open the powerpoint below. There are different ones for year 4 and year 6. Year 5 can choose depending on their understanding of pronouns. The powerpoints will give you mini tasks to complete as you go through.

Finally, look back at the words you underlined. Do you still think you underlined all of the pronouns?

Tuesday - Task 2: Have a go at answering the questions on slide 2. The second part asks you to replace the word ‘trudged’. Rewrite the sentence with at least 2 alternative words. Think about how it changes the ‘feel’ of the sentence. How has the meaning altered? Does it make us see the character differently?

Wednesday - Task 3: Think about your answers to the questions on slide 3. Share your thoughts with a family member or write them down.

Thursday - Task 4: Improve the sentences using one or more of the following:

  • Adverb
  • Adjectives
  • Prepositions phrases
  • Extending sentences with conjunctions

You can add words, but you can also change the words that are already there to make them more powerful or descriptive.

Challenge: add in a relative clause. Underline the relative pronoun in your new sentence.

Friday - Task 5: This is your main writing task. Complete the task on the final slide. Now write story opening to go with your picture. You can use the story opening on slide 1 as a model and change the vocabulary to make it yours, or you can make it completely different. See if you can include:

  • Pronouns
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Dialogue
  • Relative clauses
  • A colon to separate clauses (Y6)
  • End in a cliffhanger