The children in Year 4 have been working really hard to improve the use of description in their writing.
The Big Write task on Friday was to write an opening paragraph about an imaginary setting. It was quite hard for some children so today we had a look at using description to set the scene and create an atmosphere for the reader.
In partners the children had to read each piece of work giving a star and a wish and then using only the words on the page, draw the illustration it created. They found out it was very hard to do this without detailed descriptions about the setting.
Next the children looked closely at this picture,
Here are some fantastic examples of openings. You should be able to tell which picture is being described.
Here is a link to some information about writing stories
Have a go at this quiz here
Listen to Malorie Blackman give tips about how to write good stories here
Here is Malorie's website