Creating a deeper written response with our connections. A few things we have discussed and gather as a class organised in this chart with examples.
Exemplar - Prompt: Give reasons to why an activity of your choice should be something a reader should participate in.
Using the Pre-writing Organizer, we are looking to state our topic and sort our reasons with support and in an organized form.
Great, we filled out our pre-writing organizer and made sure that we have covered our reasons with great examples, whys, or evidence. Next step we will be using this organizer to DEVELOP our piece of writing. The organizer has our ideas for each paragraph, like a road map for writing. Ready?
Simple Sentences - a sentence with a subject and a verb or something describing the subject.
" My bike is broken."
Embedded Clause - Can be additional information related to the sentence topic,
that is placed into the middle of the sentence to give the reader more information and enhance the sentence.
The coat, which was old, had a hole in the pocket.
The main clause makes sense on its own: The coat had a hole in the pocket.
The embedded clause doesn't make sense on its own: which was old
The embedded clause has to be supported and explained by the main clause in order to make sense.
An embedded clause usually begins using the words which, who or where and relates to the noun or pronoun in the main clause.
Say what? -ed, -ing, -ly (edingly) starters are a part of our grade 5 Steps to Success (STS)! The students all had a chance to view a piece of writing with a lot of sentences that begin with words like I, Me, My, The, and others. After a discussion on how that paragraph sounded, many of the students pointed out that it was a bit "boring" or "bland".
First we practiced with the -ly starters. Utilising some of our resources like Banish Boring Words book and dictionaries, 5ai has come up with a list of possible -ly sentence starters to use in their writing. Next, we had a go with implementing them at the beginning of some sentences.
She did not want to wear her lucky shirt to the party.
*Notice that many of the -ly starters have a comma following afterwards.
What is it?
Narratives are simply stories. They can be of wide range of variety. To help us with idea generation we need to get our creative juices floating.
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