English – Week beginning 30th March
L.I: Make inferences from texts
We have been looking at making inferences from a text in guided reading recently.
This is where you have to become a detective and look for clues in the text which help you answer questions!
You can answer the questions straight into your exercise books. No need to print the sheets! You can mark your answers with an adult with the answer sheets provided.
Remember to write you answers in full sentences.
Choose from the challenges below:
2. SPaG - vocabulary challenge
L.I: Explore synonyms
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase.
E.g. Synonyms for 'scared' include: frightened, afraid, fearful.
We can use synonyms to improve our descriptive writing and make it more exciting!
1. Choose the C1, C2 or C3 words below. Create a synonym mind map for each word. Think of many words as you can which mean the same or nearly the same thing.
2. Write 3 sentences (choose a word from each mind map) showing your understanding of the word. Try using a new word or one you wouldn’t normally use in your writing!
Ask an adult to help you, use a dictionary, thesaurus or the internet. You might even find some words in your reading book!
Please keep your mind maps neat. You should still be writing on the line and drawing any lines with a ruler.
3. Creative writing! - Voyage and return stories
L.I: Plan a plot, characters and settings for a voyage and return story.
‘The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane’ is a voyage and return story.
This means the character(s) go on a journey somewhere and come back to where they started at the end.
We would like you to plan and write your own voyage and return story!
Think about the purpose of the voyage;
Did your character choose to go on a journey to get something (treasure, following a map), to save someone or something, to explore a new land.
Were they forced to go on the journey (captured, lost at sea, blown away in a hot air balloon!)
Use the story mountain planning sheet below to plan your story.
(You can print it or copy it out neatly into your exercise book)
Think of and describe your character.
Think of at least 2 settings > Where the character is at the beginning and where they journey to. (Remember, they will return to the first setting at the end of the story!)
Both sheets are the same one is a PDF one is on PowerPoint:
4. Creative writing day 2
Please spend around 1 hour writing your story today! Take your time and don’t rush.
L.I: Write a voyage and return story.
When writing stories in year 3 we aim to;
Describe characters, settings and plots in detail.
Write in paragraphs.
Use a range of adjectives, similes and sometimes metaphors in our writing.
Have a clear beginning, build up, problem, resolution and ending to stories.
Use a range of conjunctions to extend sentences (because, if, so, when, until, as)
Use inverted commas " " for conversations between characters (new speaker = new line!)
Mainly, we would like you to enjoy writing a creative journey story!
5. Creative writing day 3 or handwriting
You may not have finished your story yet. If not, please use today to complete it.
Use the handwriting pack to practice the cursive joins.
Complete 3-4 sheets carefully.
When you have finished, practice writing these words in your exercise book.
If you don’t generally join, just focus on trying to join pairs of letters to begin with (eg. al, ea, ou, th).
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