Literacy Starter of the Day

Archive for the month “January, 2015”

Sentences

To improve your writing we need to try and start sentences in different ways, one way is with a ed verb.

E.g. Terrified, he boy stopped, he couldn’t see where the noise came from.

Try one your self:

Terrified, ……..

Surprised,……

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Connectives

How many different ways can you join the following two sentences using connectives?

Tha mouse ate the cheese.

The cheese was full of peas.

 

How many……..

How many words of 3 letters or more can you make from

personification?

What is the largest word you can make?

Description

Describe what you can see in the following picture. Remember to write in full sentences, try and include a simile.

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-ed sentence starters

Complete the following from the starter given – don’t forget youur punctuation.

Amazed, ………………………

Winded,………………….

Surprised by the bang,…………………………..

Worried by the wind,………………………………

Boggle

What’s the longest word you can make using adjacent letters  (they can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal to each other) from the following grid?

boggleFor example  – plant

Random words

You need a book each. Open your book to page 7, count down to line 5 and then along to the 3rd word. You must now quickly write a sentence using the word, underlining the word.
Try again for page 19, line 9, word 6.
Try again for page 12, line 2, word 7.
Try again for page 26, line 15, word 8..

Editing

Today’s piece of text comes from the Everyday Edits website.

Can you find 10 mistakes in the text below and correct them?

Weather he is dangle from a balloon or searching for honey, Winnie The Pooh is a favorite character of young reeders. Pooh was created by author A. A. Milne, who was born in January 18, 1882. The Pooh character was inspired by Milnes son, Christopher Robin, and the boys stuffed bear. Other character in the Pooh storys came from his son’s toy collection, but the tiger named Tigger were actually patterned after a lively dog!

Verbs

Today’s activity is an interactive one and comes from the Topmarks website, see if you can identify the verbs.

Verbs activity

Connectives

Think of as many connectives as you can to join the following sentences.

The girl was very angry. She had lost her secret diary.

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