In Literacy we are focussing on writing a narrative using descriptive language. We are building our vocabulary and using examples from great authors as models for effective character descriptions.
Today we were inspired by Roald Dahl and his description of Miss ‘Trunchbull’ in the story of ‘Matilda.”
We are writing our own narratives so here is a sample of the descriptive language that we are using.
A sweet young girl named Bec, lived in a small cottage with her parents, her naughty brother Tom and her cheeky sister Carmen. Bec had blonde hair and crystal blue eyes. She was the youngest in the family, aged only eight. Bec had a dream, a wild dream, to search in the windy dark forest that no one ever dared to enter.
Jake was very poor but an extraordinary traveller who was seeking the thrill of discovering gold. His patched and daggy jacket was his only possession. He was searching for gold to help to keep his family alive. His thin and scrawny arms were so weak that he could barely hold the heavy pickaxe. He could only mine for gold using small tools which didn’t really help him much. His long dangly legs were not much good inside the mine however they were useful when jumping over obstacles.
“Tom and Ben were great friends and even better they were actually twins. They loved surfing and dreamt about being the best surfers in the world. Tom and Ben also loved to watch TV. They enjoyed being crazy with their friends. Ben’s favourite sports were surfing and soccer. Tom’s were football and surfing. Tom was very tall with short brown hair. Tom was extremely muscular, however Ben on the other hand was very skinny and short. Ben had long black hair and a great sense of humour.”