Thursday 7th January 2021
WALT: use a variety of different sentence openers (D,A,W)
We would love if you could join us for our live lesson this morning at 9.30am with Miss Sheard. We will be continuing our unit of work on a short film called ‘The Lighthouse’
If you cannot join us this time, please work through the resources below and choose a task to work through before submitting your work to Purple Mash.
Read the sentences below:
1) At the foot of the cliff, stood the old lighthouse.
2) At the foot of the cliff, on the edge of the village, stood the old lighthouse.
3) At the foot of the cliff, on the edge of the village, overlooking the horizon, stood the old lighthouse.
Can you identify the prepositions?
What do you notice about the sentences each time?
What effect does this have on the description?
We can use different sentence openers to make our sentences more engaging and exciting. Today we will be focusing on:
- Adverbials e.g. Merrily, the villagers laughed and chattered.
- Where it is e.g. Inside the stone walls, sat the lighthouse keeper.
Can you have a go at writing some sentences with D, A and W sentence openers of your own?
Where it is
Bright beams of yellow light shone like lasers from the lantern room.
Bright beams of yellow light shone like lasers from the lantern room, illuminating the starry skyline and the crashing waves beyond.
Merrily, the villagers laughed and chattered.
Merrily, the villagers laughed and chattered, late into the evening, cheering and applauding every time the familiar light circled.
Inside the stone walls, sat the lighthouse keeper.
Inside the stone walls, behind his desk, writing thoughtfully, sat the lighthouse keeper.
Please choose one of the following:
* Mild – Can you use different sentence openers when filling in the D, A, W planning sheet with sentences that describe the events in ‘The Lighthouse’
Challenge! Can you write a sentence using the Power of 3?
** Spicy – Can you fill in the D, A, W planning sheet with sentences using different openers that describe the events in ‘The Lighthouse’?
Extension: Can you use three sentences from your D, A, W grid to write a short paragraph describing the lighthouse and the village?
*** Hot – Can you write a description of the opening scene (first 38 seconds) using D, A, W sentence openers and the Power of 3?
Challenge! Can you write a further paragraph to describe the sea?