Literacy Starter of the Day

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What can you see?

Describe what you can see in the picture below. Try to use different and interesting adjectives.



Add adjectives to the following passage to make it sound more interesting.

As I walked down the road, I kept thinking about the house I had just passed.  It sat on the hill above the village.  The windows, door and bushes surrounding it made it look very frightening.  The drive up to the house seemed to go on forever.   I wonder who lived there?


Imagine you were part of the picture below. Think where, what, why, how were you feeling. Don’t forget to punctuate your sentences.



I know when I read a lot of my classes’ writing, they use the word ‘nice’ too much.

Make a list of all the other words you could use in your writing instead of nice.


Imagine you are one if the penguins in the picture below, how do you feel? What are you doing? Where are you going?



Today’s activity is an interactive one from the Monmouthshire LEA – drag adjectives into the passage so the passage makes sense.

Describing a setting


Writing sentences

Write one interesting, complex sentence that includes all four of the following nouns:

house, necklace, dog, toilet

How could you change the sentence to completely alter the meaning ?

Character description

Find as many words as possible to describe this character’s appearance, personality, dress sense, life style, everything.


Sentence starters

There are many ways to start a sentence, the following example uses description: The big, black dog chased the cat along the road.

How many ways can you use description to start a sentence? Remember to write a full sentence.

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