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English - Writing

 

This week is BIG WRITE week. 

You are going to be writing a diary entry based on the story Boy 87.

 

What has happened so far...

Shif has been taken by force from his home who he lives with his mum and sister and taken to Military School or so he thinks.

He arrives and is forced into a metal shipping container and locked in. He has been taken with his friend Bini and meets other men who have been in the container for between 10 and 15 years. 

They are only allowed out once a day for a walk around the compound or to help collect wood for the guards. 

The guards are cruel and have riffles. They are only given 'brown soup', dry bread and a small amount of water a day. 

Shif and Bini do not know how long they will be there for and start planning to escape with the help of the other men (Yonas and Nebay).

 

Read the WAGOLL below to help you get an idea of what the container is like and the conditions they are living in. 

Lesson 1
LO: to write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader (e.g. the use of the first person in a diary (plan)
I can:
    -    Use a story map to plan my writing.
    -    Select appropriate vocabulary for my writing.

 

Plan your diary entry using a story map. 

 

Paragraph 1: describe the container.

Paragraph 2: describe the conditions - food, water, walk etc...

Paragraph 3: missing home (mum and Lemlem)

Paragraph 4: your plan to escape

 

Lesson 2
LO: to write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader (e.g. the use of the first person in a diary (oral rehearsal)

 

Use this lesson to discuss your plan with an adult or family. 

Talk about each paragraph and what they are going to be about. 

Think about the vocabulary you are going to use. 

- adjectives

- fronted adverbials

- conjunctions

- semi colons 

Lesson 3 and 4
LO: to write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader (e.g. the use of the first person in a diary (BIG WRITE)

 

Use the next two lessons to write your BIG WRITE. 

 

Use the word mats below to help you with vocabulary and grammatical features.

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