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The focus of this week is: Fiction
Activity 1 - Predict

Watery World

Story Starter

"Sean was the only person who had taken notice of the warning. A great flood had swept over the planet, and now life was very different..."

Task:

Take a look at the picture and then read the story starter.

What do you think this story is about? Why do you think this?

 

When writing your predictions about the story, you might want to use some of these sentence starters:

 

 -  I infer that...   because...

 -  I think that...   because...

 -  I predict that...   because...

Activity 2 - Questions

 

Task:

1. Write down any questions you have about the story.

For example... 

a) How did Sean survive the great flood?

b) What are the things Sean needs to survive?

c) What are the biggest dilemmas that Sean faces? How will he overcome them?

d) Is he alone?

 

2. Now, try answering your questions.

For example...

b) Sean needs water, oxygen, food and shelter to survive.

 

Activity 3 - Expanded noun phrases (modifying adjectives)

Task:

Take a look at the picture again and use adjectives to describe what you can see.

For example,

the orange flame

the broken house 

 

You might want to use more than one adjective. For example,

the bright, orange flame

the broken, wooden house 

(remember to place a comma in between adjectives)

 

You can use some adjectives from the list below:

Activity 4 - 'Sick' sentences

 

These sentences are 'sick' and need your help to feel better. Help them by adding more information to them. You can include adjectives, prepositional phrases, a range of punctuation (. , ! ? ""), conjunctions (if, when, although, because) and any other thing that will make them better.

 

  1. Sean lived underwater.
  2. Lots of fish swam around him.
  3. The water was blue.
  4. The water was clear.
  5. He was alone.

Activity 5 - 'Watery World' the story

 

You have read the start of the story but do not know what happens after that.

In fact, the ending is in your hands. You decide what happens at the end of the story.

Use your imagination and be as a creative as you can with the ending.

 

When writing your version of the story 'Watery World', think about:

  • any other characters apart from Sean and the fish 
  • the dilemma/problem Sean faces
  • how the dilemma/ problem is resolved

 

Make sure to include capital letters, punctuation, conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.

 

You can use the story mountain below to help you plan your story:  

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