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Picture Writes.

 

This week we are focussing on descriptive writing.

Use the pictures and activities to practice your descriptive writing, inference and sentence structure.

The Monastery

Task 1 Story starter!

The monastery was his home. It had been for most of his life.

As he drew back the shutter and gazed out, as he did every morning when the sun rose in the East, the view astounded him. He thought to himself that this must surely be the most beautiful place on earth…

Can you continue the description of what he saw?

Task 2 ADDSPICE Descriptive sentence writing to describe the scene.

Use ADDSPICE sentence starters to develop and challenge your sentence structure.

A adverbs – slowly, quietly, suddenly…

D drop in clause – , which dominates the background,

D description – snow-capped volcano

S similes – as still as a statue

P preposition – on, under, in…

I ‘ing words – standing, towering …

C connectives – next, finally…

E ‘ed’ words - amazed, astonished…  

Task 3 Question time!

What is the building in the picture?

What is it used for?

Who lives there/who is the man in the text?

What could you see if you looked out from the building?

Why does the man think this is such a beautiful place? Do you agree?

Where in the world might this be?

What do you think is the most beautiful place in the world?

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Task 4 - Sentence challenge!

The monastery in the picture is a very calm and peaceful place to be.

If you close your eyes, can you imagine the sounds you could hear from the top of the monastery?

Can you then write a description using your senses? Think about including all of them.

As I stood on the top floor of the monastery...

I could see…

I could hear...

I could smell...

I could feel...

I could taste...

Schools Around The World

Task 1 - Question time!

 

Where in the world could this photograph have been taken?

How might this school be similar/different to your school?

How might the lives of the children at this school be similar/different to yours?

What would you say to one of these children if you met them?

Task 2 ADDSPICE Descriptive sentence writing to describe the scene.

Use ADDSPICE sentence starters to develop and challenge your sentence structure.

 

A adverbs –suddenly, loudly, noisily…

D drop in clause –, which was a log hut,

D description – point at the child,

S similes – as quiet as mice

P preposition – on, under, in…

I ‘ing words – standing, sitting…

C connectives – next, finally, then…

E ‘ed’ words - amazed, learnt, started

Schools around the World - Writing Challenge

 

Could you write a letter to a school in another part of the world?

Think about the information you could include in the letter about your school, and what questions you could ask children in the school you are sending the letter to.

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