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
• 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…