Story Writing- Portal Stories
This week is all about you writing the end to the story we introduced last week- The Secret of Great Mythenden. (I have attached it below if you need to remind yourself of the story.)
We will use our Year 2 Model Text for support. Your task is to We’re going to do this in a few steps. We will start by creating a setting and a hero and then it will be over to you to finish planning and then writing your own end to the story. So first up, time for a magical world!
MONDAY: Paragraph 1- The magical world through the portal
So if each year group needs to find a different coloured magical stone, then Year 2’s job will be to find the yellow stone! So let’s look at a yellow world for a yellow stone! Below are lots of pictures of yellow worlds or landscapes that might be through the portal. (They are attached in a PDF below.) This setting is where your adventure will take place, so it is important that is designed by you.
Step 1: Your first task is to use these pictures and your wonderful imagination to inspire you to decide what the yellow magical world will look like in your story. You may choose to stick with the beach (like our model text), or you may choose to change it.
Step 2: Once you’ve decided on your setting it's time to plan your paragraph. I’m going to use a planning grid to think about the different sentences I want to include in the paragraph. I’ve filled this one in with my ideas in yellow, there is a blank one below for you to use.
Now I have my notes, I can change them into a first draft of this paragraph. I want to include a range of skills, so I’ll use these Steps to Success to help me:
Hot and Spicy: Use adjectives
Mega Hot: Use similes
Are You Nut?!: Use personification
Surrounding me __________
In the distance ____________
Far away _____________
Above me ______________
Beneath my feet _________________