Warming up the word - Sentence Games Hear it See it Read it Move it Make it Write it
Make a sentence: • cat • zebra + humbug • shark + jelly + because
Louisa’s connective game. • Tell a story and pause. • Hold up a connective/starter. • The children carry it on…. • After a while…. Unfortunately…. Luckily….
Conjunction game Gita ran down the lane because….
Sound and action punctuation . Punch – bang. ? Scratch head – ugh? ! Wheee bang – slice hand down and punch. , flick wrist – raspberry “” two fingers wriggled in air – eee, eeee
Boring sentences. The man got into the car. Improve this by changing: • The words • Adding in – adjectives, adverb. • Adding on – because, so that, as, while.
Boring sentences - paragraphs Cold! It gets you like a hand. It gets my skin so hard I can’t get my breath. My cold face can’t feel if it’s above water or below. I never thought that I’d die so far from home. • From ‘Wave Eater’ by Geraldine McCaughrean
Sentence Doctor. • He runned down the lain the men was behind him
Finish • The old King….. • ….shook her head. • ….. as they …..
Drop in • The snake slithered across the carpet. • Adjective The cruel snake slithered across the ragged carpet. • Adverb The snake slithered silently across the carpet.
Drop in Daisy strode into the classroom. • Drop in a ‘who’ chunk: Daisy, who was holding a donut, strode into the classroom. - Drop in an ‘ing’ or ‘ed’ chunk: - Daisy, grabbing the sword, strode into the classroom.
What’s wrong with this? • The cart stopped. The burglar got down. He went into the shed. He got his sack. He came out. He got back onto the cart. They rode off.
Join • The cart stopped. The burglar got down. • The cart stopped as the burglar got down. • As the cart stopped, the burglar got down.
Join • After, although, as, as soon as, because, before, but, despite, immediately, since, so unless, when, whenever, while. • The cart stopped. The burglar got down. He went into the shed. He got his sack. He came out. He got back onto the cart. They rode off.
Compare. • Rai picked up the golden goblet and sipped carefully. b. He got the drink and drank it. c. Sipping carefully from the golden goblet, Rai tasted the drink.
Imitation – e.g. Varying openings • Simile starters: As quick as an eel, he slipped through the tunnel. Bold as lioness, she…. • One worder: Nervous, he waited for the bell. Sad, she….
Varying openings Slowly, he crept into the room. Quickly, carefully, angrily, reluctantly, silently, moodily, desperately….
Varying openings • Adjective: - Tall trees leaned across the river. Scarlet…ragged….green…..angry….. • Adverb: - Noisily, they ran home. Boldly…bravely….nervously…
Varying openings • Ing chunks: Laughing loudly, Bill ran home…. Running…, picking up…., stopping by….