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Week 5

Week 5: Writing Tasks

 

Task 1: So far, we have created a character description and a setting description about an Anglo Saxon child and village. This week we are going to have a think about planning and writing a story based around our character and village. Firstly, have a look at the block plan below. It is just like the block plans that we use in school! Try to complete it with your ideas, using mine to help.

 

Example:

Title:  Trouble at East Thor.

Introduction

 

  • Introduce your character.
  • Introduce the setting.
  • What will be happening?
  • What time of day is it?
  • It is a normal morning in East Thor.
  • Alfred is helping his parents collect logs to start a fire.
  • The other villagers are busy carrying out their different jobs.

Build Up:

 

  • What will change?
  • How will people react?
  • How does your character feel?
  • The clouds cover the sky and it becomes dark.
  • The village turns silent.
  • Everyone starts panicking and running into their huts.
  • Alfred feels scared and confused.

Series of Events:

 

  • What is the problem?
  • Who is the problem?
  • What will your character do?

 

  • Boats come over the shore and soldier from France begin to raid East Thor.
  • They call themselves the French Saxons.
  • Alfred decides that he has to do something to help and save East Thor.

 

Resolution:

 

  • How will your character solve the problem?

 

  • Alfred gets all the logs he has been collecting and puts them down in front of the French Saxons.
  • One by one, they all trip on the logs and fall to the floor.
  • The French Saxons run back to their boats in a panic.

Ending:

 

  • How will everyone in your village celebrate?
  • Everyone in East Thor comes out of their huts and celebrates.
  • They have a huge banquet to honour Alfred.
  • Alfred will now be known as the Duke of East Thor.

 

Title: 

Introduction

 

  • Introduce your character.
  • Introduce the setting.
  • What will be happening?
  • What time of day is it?

 

Build Up:

 

  • What will change?
  • How will people react?
  • How does your character feel?

 

Series of Events:

 

  • What is the problem?
  • Who is the problem?
  • What will your character do?

 

 

Resolution:

 

  • How will your character solve the problem?

 

 

Ending:

 

  • How will everyone in your village celebrate?

 

 

 

Task 2: Now that we have planned our story, it’s time to have a go at writing our introduction. Have a look at my example; I have used my setting and character description from the last couple of weeks to help me. Remember to use your success criteria. If you are unsure about the success criteria, our grammar work from the last couple of weeks should help you.

 

Success Criteria

Tick

Ing openers

 

Ed openers

 

Simile openers

 

Relative clauses

 

Dashes to show parenthesis

 

Commas to show parenthesis

 

Brackets to show parenthesis.

 

 

It is five in the morning when the sun rises in the village of East Thor. Villagers are already hustling and bustling carrying out jobs. As muggy as the Amazon Rainforest, the hot air is making carrying out essential chores (done by adults and children alike) almost impossible. Lingering in the air is the smell of a burning fire and fresh food cooking. Nestled amongst all of this is the calming swishing sound of the lake, used for essential food and water by the villagers. As Alfred walks through East Thor, he can feel the straw like grass underneath his bare feet and the sweat dripping from his forehead. Alfred is a 9 year old Anglo Saxon Boy. Originating from Denmark, Jacob’s family (who have been settled in Britain for one year now) bravely sailed the treacherous ocean to get to the United Kingdom. Excited about their new life in prosperous Britain, they soon found other Anglo Saxons and built a hut in a lovely village. Like a fish out of water, Alfred feels extremely nervous about his new life as he has left friends and family behind in Denmark. However, he is extremely resilient – he refuses to allow himself to feel sad! This morning, his job is to help his parents collect logs so that they can start a fire.

 

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