Literacy

Autobiography

Writing 

As part of our first topic, 'Diversity’ we have been planning and drafting an a descriptive piece of writing entitled ‘All About Me.’ Initially, Mrs Alcorn challenged us to draw a picture based only on her verbal instructions. This enjoyable activity highlighted the importance of including relevant and sufficient detail in our writing. We also focused on adjectives in our SPaG lessons and we learned how to use thesauri to search for synonyms which would enhance our writing.  

After this, we wrote a short description of one of our peers.  We read these aloud to the class and guessed who was describing who. This activity highlighted the importance of using interesting adjectives. Then, we started to plan our writing using a circle map and a sequencing map. Once we had discussed and decided upon the success criteria, we started to construct our first draft. We plan to type our final draft onto a word document for display purposes.