Literacy Starter of the Day

Archive for the month “April, 2014”

What’s wrong?

Look at the following sentences, can you see the mistake in each one?  How would you correct them?

1.  ‘E looks real ugly.

2.  I don’t want no trouble from you lot.

3.  We was looking for our cat.

4.  What you done that for?

5.  I’m gonna play you one of my songs.

6.  That’s real cool man!

7.  I don’t like that bloke.

8.  I ain’t done nothing.

9.  What yer want?

10.  I wanna sweetie.

Making words….

How many words of 3 letters or more can you make from the word below?

What is the largest word you can make?

personification

Description

Write five sentences to describe what you see in the picture:

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Wow words

Pick 4 WOW from the words below and write four sentences using them. Don’t forget to punctuate your sentences!

outstandingly, tenderly, quietly, formidable, bleak, outspoken, stern, comical, pathetic, yearning, dwell,

Can you make these better?

Make the following sentences better by adding words, clauses and the relevant punctuation.

1. The girl ran to the park.
2. The cat climbed the tree.
3. The boy played football.

How would you feel?

The man in the picture has taken part in a traditional flour fight. Imagine you we’re taking part in the flour fight. What happens? How do you feel?

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Making words…..

Write an acrostic poem using the word Easter Time

E
A
S
T
E
R

T
I
M
E

Can you make these better?

Up Level these sentences by adding words, e.g. The mouse ate the cheese.
The greedy mouse quickly ate the mouldy cheese.

The fish swam.
The baby burped.
The clown smiled.

Sentence

Put the word sentence in the middle of your whiteboard or piece of paper, around the word, write down anything you associate with that word. What does the word sentence mean to you?

Adverbs

Write as many adverbs as possible to describe this verb:
e.g. ‘walked’ – quickly, slowly, etc.

climbed

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