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Writing

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th March 2021

 

Now that you have finished the 8 lessons on our collaborative story writing for How Tiger Got His Stripes, you’re going to write your own story.

 

1. Choose one of the following titles.

  • Why are Bananas Curved?
  • Why is the Sky Blue?
  • How did Frogs get their Croak?

 

2. How Tiger Got His Stripes is a folklore tale where the fictional story gives you a silly, crazy explanation for something in nature. Tigers do have stripes but not because ropes burnt the marks into their fur. This is just a fun story. Once you have chosen one of the above titles, think about how you could write a crazy explanation story about it.

 

3. Time to plan – take a piece of paper and brainstorm some ideas. Write your chosen title in the middle and jot down some story ideas. Remember! Your story is a silly made up explanation to fit your title. For example, if you have chosen “Why is the Sky Blue?” you must think of a made up story to explain why the sky is blue. This will be FICTIONAL! Do not write a scientific true explanation of why the sky is blue.

 

4. Create a plot point map – like we had for our class story, make your own for your new chosen title. I recommend about 6-8 plot points. Your crazy explanation story must have a clear beginning, middle and, by the last plot point, must be concluded.

 

5. On your plot point map – plot the intent of each part of your story. Is it positive or negative?

 

6. Now think about your steps to success for plot point 1. Choose 3 lenses from the rainbow.

 

7. Divide your paper into 2 for the thinking and writing side. Divide the thinking side into 3 and label with your chosen lenses. To write paragraph one of your story, look at plot point 1 on your map so that you know what this section is about. Remember the intent of the plot point and remember to use your chosen lenses as you work through your 3 learning chunks.

 

8. Continue this process for the rest of the plot points until you have a full story. Remember to choose new lenses for each plot point so that you have a variety of writing techniques to work on.

 

9. If you feel confused or don’t finish, bring what you have done so far into school on Monday so that we can complete it together.

How Tiger Got His Stripes (Animated Stories for Kids)

This humorous folktale from Vietnam, retold by Rob Cleveland, tells the story of Tiger, who was once the proudest animal of the jungle. He was even prouder t...

Click on the TWO PowerPoints below for

Writing Lesson 8 - Wednesday 3rd March 2021... there is part 1 and part 2 so please ensure you watch both

Click on the PowerPoint below for

Writing Lesson 7 - Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Click on the PowerPoint below for

Writing Lesson 6 - Monday 1st March 2021

Click on the PowerPoint below for

Writing Lesson 5 - Friday 26th February 2021

Lesson 5 - How Tiger Got His Stripes - Friday 26th February 2021

Click on the 2 PowerPoints below for

Writing Lesson 4 - Thursday 25th February 2021

...today, there are 2 PowerPoints guys. Please make sure you watch Part 1 and Part 2 :) 

Click on the PowerPoint below for

Writing Lesson 3 - Wednesday 24th February 2021

Click on the PowerPoint below for

Writing Lesson 2 - Tuesday 23rd February 2021

How Tiger Got His Stripes - Sentence Lesson 2 - Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Click on the PowerPoint below for Writing Lesson 1 - Monday 22nd February 2021

 

How Tiger Got His Stripes - Sentence Lesson 1 - Monday 22nd February 2021

Below are all the links to Mrs Considine's lessons from last half term. Feel free to revisit them if you wish to: 

Follow this link for Friday 12th February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8j5P74XuFo

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Lost Thing - Sentence Lesson 8

 

Follow this link for Thursday 11th February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkr39J8BrU8

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Lost Thing - Sentence Lesson 7

 

Follow this link for Wednesday 10th February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wnei4ZGqSQ

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Lost Thing - Sentence Lesson 6

 

Follow this link for Tuesday 9th February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI_pLg_-1KU

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Lost Thing - Sentence Lesson 5

 

Follow this link for Monday 8th February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inj3jHYOhIE

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Lost Thing - Sentence Lesson 4

 

Follow this link for Friday 5th February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb3t1etMNdA

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Lost Thing - Sentence Lesson 3

 

Follow this link for Thursday 4th February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdqKLxLVxYA

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Lost Thing - Sentence Lesson 2

 

Follow this link for Wednesday 3rd February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kg8VF8TDIM

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Lost Thing - Sentence Lesson 1

 

Follow this link for Tuesday 2nd February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTHplegQWr0

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Day The Crayons Quit - Sentence Lesson 8

 

Follow this link for Monday 1st February 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mjnbiAaSmI

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Day The Crayons Quit - Sentence Lesson 7

 

Follow this link for Friday 29th January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNe7D1p4FRE

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Day The Crayons Quit - Sentence Lesson 6

 

Follow this link for Thursday 28th January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKWqc61CGRE

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Day The Crayons Quit - Sentence Lesson 5

 

Follow this link for Wednesday 27th January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9beYY6knjGw

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Day The Crayons Quit - Sentence Lesson 4

 

Follow these links for Tuesday 26th January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnO7CBKljV0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj8iJ2GIZ0I

These links will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons -

The Day The Crayons Quit - Sentence Lesson 3

(Part One and Part Two)

 

Follow this link for Monday 25th January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a28k8tKa8a0 

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Day The Crayons Quit - Sentence Lesson 2

 

Follow this link for Friday 22nd January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTFKcOjmyt4

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Day The Crayons Quit - Sentence Lesson 1

 

Follow this link for Thursday 21st January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0FpGY2EQnc

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Secret of Black Rock - Sentence Lesson 9

 

Follow this link for Wednesday 20th January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcmFUq04wQ4

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Secret of Black Rock - Sentence Lesson 8

 

Follow this link for Tuesday 19th January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWslO8KObRo

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Secret of Black Rock - Sentence Lesson 7

 

Follow this link for Monday 18th January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Z9JgmzLHc

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Secret of Black Rock - Sentence Lesson 6

 

Follow this link for Friday 15th January 2021 -  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwGdKAAhm68

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Secret of Black Rock - Sentence Lesson 5

 

Follow this link for Thursday 14th January 2021 -  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfe5qUOlhLM

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Secret of Black Rock - Sentence Lesson 4

 

Follow this link for Wednesday 13th January 2021 -  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNSB8UhqsXA

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Secret of Black Rock - Sentence Lesson 3

 

Follow this link for Tuesday 12th January 2021 -  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Lmizr_HX0

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Secret of Black Rock - Sentence Lesson 2

 

Follow this link for Monday 11th January 2021 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsahj57lcbw

This link will take you to YouTube for Jane Considine's Live Lessons - The Secret of Black Rock - Sentence Lesson 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this section, you will find writing work starting from 6th January 2021. Please keep scrolling for the rest of the work! The order of this page goes: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday...etc... 

Wednesday 6th January 2021

What is an explanation text? Think about the word explanation. You’ve heard that word before. It means a statement that explains something and makes something clear. So if you know that, what could an explanation text be?

An explanation text is a non-fiction text which describes a process, for example: the water cycle, how bees make honey or how a car is made.

Click on the link below – read about explanation texts, watch the video and make some note to help you understand.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-an-explanation-text#:~:text=An%20explanation%20text%20is%20a%20non%2Dfiction%20text%20which%20describes,how%20a%20car%20is%20made.

Features of Explanation Texts

Title – explains what the text is for

Opening Statement – about the subject

Clear, simple points about why or how something occurs

Technical words – where appropriate

Conjunctions – e.g. because, resulting in

Present tense

Summary Paragraph

 

Look at the text below – this is an explanation text about how seeds grow. Read it and highlight or underline features from the checklist above. For example, highlight or underline words that are present tense.

How Do Seeds Grow?

Plants are living things. Most plants start from seeds. Plants need water, air and sunlight in order to grow. Plant seeds are usually buried in soil.

Firstly, the seed cracks open and roots begin to grow. Roots suck water and nutrients from the soil.

After a few days, the stem begins to grow. As the stem grows thicker, leaves begin to grow.

Later, buds grow and develop into flowers. The flowers drop seeds on the ground. Sometimes the wind even blows the seeds elsewhere.

After the flowers die, the cycle starts again from the new seeds.

Have you read that a couple of times?

Do you understand it?

Have you identified features of explanation texts?

Why is it a good example of an explanation text?

Have a go at writing it in your own words.

Remember to check the features checklist!

 

Thursday 7th January 2021

Today, we will continue to think about explanation texts.

Read the explanation about volcanoes:

        How Volcanoes Erupt

Volcanoes are like openings on the Earth’s surface. All volcanoes can eject lava, rocks, gas or ash, which can cover the surrounding land. When this happens, it is called a volcanic eruption.

There are five main parts of a volcano: the magma chamber, the main vent, the crater, the cone and sometimes there are some smaller vents. The magma chamber is a large space where magma is stored. It is connected to the surface by the main vent and smaller vents. The crater is located above the magma chamber and the outside of the volcano is referred to as the cone.

Just before an eruption, the magma chamber is filled with molten rock from the mantle. After a short period of time, the pressure increases and, as a result, the magma rises through the vent towards the crater. Magma contains bubbles of gas, which grow larger and larger as the pressure increases. This leads to the volcano erupting magma on to the surface of the earth. As the gas bubbles in the magma escape into the atmosphere, the hot molten rock changes to lava. There are two main types of eruptions: explosive eruptions and effusive eruptions. An explosive eruption is when the volcanic material is ejected from the crater violently and dramatically. By contrast, in an effusive eruption, the lava gradually oozes out of the crater. The type of eruption is determined by the amount of gas and the mineral content in the magma. All volcanic eruptions cause significant changes, both positive and negative, to the surrounding land.

As the lava cools, it solidifies and becomes a type of igneous rock, such as basalt and granite. Volcanic eruptions are part of a continual process called the rock cycle. Eruptions occur daily around the world and new rock is constantly being formed through this process.

Once you have read this, identify features of explanation texts.

Let’s remember those features:

Features of Explanation Texts

Title – explains what the text is for

Opening Statement – about the subject

Clear, simple points about why or how something occurs

Technical words – where appropriate

Conjunctions – e.g. because, resulting in

Present tense

Summary Paragraph

You can identify these features in a way that works for you –

  1. If you have a printer, print out the volcano piece and highlight, underline or annotate the features.
  2. You could write out the volcano piece with pen and paper by copying from here. Then highlight, underline or annotate the features.
  3. You could read the volcano piece on here then identify features of explanation texts by using a piece of paper to record your ideas. You could divide your paper into sections, for example, technical words – lava, granite, eruptions… etc.

The next explanation text example has been muddled up! It is your job to write it in the correct order. Read the introduction carefully as it tells you what the text will be about. This will give you a clue as to what order the text should be written in.

The first paragraph is correct – you need to put the rest in the correct order.

Make sure you write this out properly in your best handwriting.

The Water Cycle

Water is an essential part of life. The earth has a limited amount of water,  however, water is continually recycled in a process called the water cycle. It is made up of four main parts: precipitation, infiltration, evaporation and condensation.

 

The water vapour cools and this leads to clouds forming. However, the clouds are unable to hold the water vapour for long. As a result, rain droplets form and it starts to rain. This process is called condensation.

 

When water falls back to the earth as precipitation, it may fall back in the oceans, lakes or rivers or it may end up on land. When it ends up on land, it soaks into the earth and is stored as ground water. This process is called infiltration.

 

Eventually, the water cycle begins again.

 

Evaporation is when the sun heats up water in rivers, lakes or oceans and turns it into vapour or steam. The water vapour or steam leaves the river, lake or ocean and goes into the air. This stage is called evaporation.

 

To begin with, precipitation occurs when so much water has formed that the air cannot hold it any longer. The clouds become heavier and as a result water falls back to the earth in the form of rain, hail, sleet or snow.

 

 

Friday 8th January 2021

Using what you have learnt from the last two days, write your own explanation text.

I would like you to write an explanation of the lifecycle of a frog.

If you don’t know about frog lifecycles then follow this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3ElGMVU6SY

Remember to include the features of explanation texts in your writing –

Your explanation should have…

A Title that explains what the text is for

An Opening Statement that tells the reader about the subject. This is like an introduction.

Clear, simple points about why or how something occurs. Use paragraphs to organise your work.

Technical words where appropriate. For example, features of a frog.

Conjunctions – e.g. because, resulting in. These joining words are very important because the add structure to your explanation and make things clearer.

Present tenseexplanations should not be written in past or future tense! Please use present tense, for example, the eggs hatch NOT the eggs hatched or will hatch.

Summary Paragraph – conclude your explanation.

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