This week we are going to be doing some descriptive writing all about dragons. By the end of the week, you will have created your own dragon and have written a really detailed description of your dragon. We are going to build up to this over the week so don't rush in to it today!
First we are going to learn about Similes and how they can help us to improve our writing and make it more interesting to the reader. Follow the power point below and work your way through the examples.
Can you think of your own examples of similes too?
Today we are going to be taking inspiration from the lovely book 'Tell Me a Dragon' by Jackie Morris. We are going to be thinking of lots of adjectives to describe dragons. Watch the clip below of Jackie Morris reading 'Tell Me a Dragon' and listen carefully to the words that she uses to describe them or follow the dragons through the images below.
You can now look at the image of the dragon and decide on the descriptive words you are going to use to describe it.
Use the template below and surround the picture of the dragon with lots of really interesting adjectives. You can also use similes and expanded noun phrases around the dragon.
We are going to be describing our dragons in more detail today. Use the plan below to fill in as much information as you can all about your dragon. This time, write short sentences to describe your dragons appearance, characteristics and special features. In the box in the middle, you can draw a picture of what your dragon looks like. We can't wait to see them!
World Book Day Activities
Today is all about bringing all of our ideas together and writing a descriptive piece of writing all about your dragon.
Your writing should include adjectives and expanded noun phrases where you can and also any similes that you have thought of.
You need to make sure that your writing in full sentences and that your sentences start with capital letters and finish with full stops. Try to make your sentences as interesting as possible and think carefully about the words you choose to use. Think about using our 'Weekly Wonderful Word' within your writing.
Some sentences starters might be...
My dragon is...
My dragon has...
When my dragon...
Have a look at the example below, that has been written by a child. Don't copy the ideas but use them to create your own. The example is far from perfect but gives you a little idea as to what we are expecting.