This week we have been working of varying our sentence openers when writing our journals.
For your key skills this week, we would like you to engage in conversation with members of your family and experiment with using different examples and structuring your sentences in different ways. Make a game of it and challenge yourself and each other to raise the level and quality of the openings you use.
Start the sentence with…
*Description eg Lean, grey and tired, the cat slumped onto the mat.
*A ‘How?’ starter eg Clumsily, Tim tripped over.
*A ‘Where’ starter eg At the end of the lane, Tim tripped over.
*An ‘ing’ clause starter eg Running along, Tim tripped over.
* A drop in of the – ‘ing’ clause, eg Tim, running along, tripped over.
*A drop in of the – ‘ed’ clause, eg Tim, exhausted by the run, tripped over.
* A drop in ‘who’ clause eg Tim, who was late, tripped over.
*Similes eg Like a drunken sailor, Tim tripped over.
Try to master one and do it really well before trying something else.
This is a speaking and listening task and can really support the way you write…post at least 3 successful examples on the blog.
Happy conversing…good luck!
In a dramatic turn of events, the good ship ‘Industrious’, entered troubled waters this morning as Sir Simon’s quest to find Lady Arabella .
What could have happened?
How will this affect the search for Lady Arabella?
The feast of Sir Simon in the Great Hall was sensationally interrupted this afternoon when Lady Arabella was dramatically abducted whilst addressing the Court of Senlis.
The question is…where is she? What HAS happened to Lady Arabella?