Every day write a sentence with the Word of the Day.
Our writing goal for this term is to be able to write a legend. We used the book "Stone Age Boy" as our Stone Age inspiration and this week we are going to look at different legends to get more ideas.
To understand and investigate legends
A legend is usually based on a true event in the past. However, the story may have changed over time to take on some special 'mythical' features.
Legends usually have a real hero at the centre of the story and they are often set in fantastic places. The story will have been passed on from person to person, sometimes over a very long period of time. The fact that so many people have taken the trouble to keep the story alive, usually tells you that it has some very important meaning for the culture or region in which the story was first told.
Today, I would like you to read different legends to practise and improve your reading comprehension skills, but also to compare them (think about similarities and differences) and think about their features.
Choose your favourite legend and enjoy some activities related to it.
To identify features of a legend
Look at the main features of a legend.
Read the legend below and identify some of the features. Underline them in the text using different colours. Add more features if you can. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
We are learning to make inferences
We are going to write a PEE paragraph.
To write a PEE paragraph you need:
Watch the Power Point Presentation about PEE paragraph before you start your first activity.
Look at the picture below. What can you see, hear, feel, smell? What can you say about this person, place, creature, atmosphere? Write your words, phrases or sentences around the picture.
Read the legend and write a PEE paragraph, answering the question What do you think of George?
Use the word bank to help you with your writing.
Point: What do you think of George?
Evidence: Why do you think that? Here you can use a quote from the text. If you do, don't forget to use quotation marks (")
Explanation: How can you prove it?
To write descriptive sentences
Great descriptive writing brings story scenes to life.
Here are some tips to write descriptive sentences that are evocative:
Just a little reminder!
The video below explains what a noun is:
The video below explains what an adjective is:
Underline the nouns in the following sentences given below.
Underline the adjectives in the following sentences given below.
Change the following sentences into 2A sentences.
A BOYS sentence is basically a two-part sentence. The first part of the sentence always ends with a comma and the letter part always begins with a coordinating conjunction.
Look at this example:
It was a beautiful morning for a walk. He set off happily.
It was a beautiful morning for a walk, so he set off happily.
We need to turn the full-stop into a comma and follow the comma with one of the coordinating conjunctions (BOYS words).
Rewrite the sentences below. Decide which co-coordinating conjunction to use: but, or, yet, so, and
Remember to put the comma in the right place!
Can you think of your own sentences related to the Stone Age boy or one of the legends? Write them using the co-ordinating conjunctions.