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Learning Objective: To write effective sentences for our story.

Steps to Success: Adjectives/ Sentence structure Onomatopoeia Cliffhanger (question & complex sentence)

 

Learning Chunk 1

 

Adjectives • Organise vocabulary for ‘big’ and ‘small’ on scales (low to high intensity) – big (large, huge, massive, ginormous, colossal); small (petite, tiny, miniscule, microscopic, invisible).

 

Use adjectives for the power station and contrast them with adjectives for Hogarth.

 

Provided sentence: He followed the trail of light out of the forest and there in front of him was a power station. Teacher model: It seemed enormous and overpowering to Hogarth, who was small, powerless and all alone.

Learning Chunk 2

 

Onomatopoeia

• Gather onomatopoeic words for the Iron Man stomping through the forest – crash, bang, smash, clang, bash, crack, thump, thud.

• Collect precise verbs for Hogarth’s reaction – turned, froze, shook, gasped, trembled, withered.

 

Choose three onomatopoeic words and follow them with a dramatic subject-verb sentence.

 

Teacher model: CRASH! SMASH! CRUNCH! Hogarth turned… THE IRON MAN!

Learning Chunk 3

 

Generate a bank of questions Hogarth might ask himself –

Why did I come here?

Is he going to eat me?

How do I get away from him?

Is this the end?

• Collect verbs for moving quickly – darting, dashing, speeding, pelting, flying, zooming, charging, sprinting, racing, rushing.

 

End your story on a cliffhanger (question + complex sentence). Open your sentence with a precise ‘ing’ verb for Hogarth’s quick escape.

 

Teacher model: ‘Why did I ever come here?’ he thought to himself. Pelting through the forest, he sensed a shadowy silhouette looming above his head…

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