Today you will unpack a senses seed to prepare for a 100 word challenge piece of writing based on a hot-dog eating competition. Your seed will included what you can see, feel, hear and wonder. You may like to complete your piece of writing as a narrator, from a competitors perspective or from an audience members perspective.
Remember to include lots of adjectives, emotive words, synonyms and similes to make your writing engaging to read.
Below is a piece of writing (100 WC) based on the image from the Red Bull Diving Competition. Think about the adjectives, emotive words, similes and sensory language that has been used.
The Massive Dive
My pounding heart was almost pumping out of my terrified chest. Below me are hundreds of cheering and excited spectators, who like a bunch of scattered ants. As I nervously look down, the blazing sun is shining on the glistening blue water and I stare at my target… a pool, which looks like a small bathtub from high above.
Worried and trembling like a crazy washing machine, I prepare to launch myself off the elevated platform, which seems like thousands of meters above earth. I wonder if I will survive my massive dive…
Today we are going to begin the writing process for a 100 Word Challenge. Your task we be to complete the most descriptive piece of writing you can in 100 words based on the writing prompt below.
- Unpack a senses seed (feels, looks, hears & wonderings)
- Write a draft (written in sentences, use adjectives, senses, synonyms, emotive words and synonyms).
- Proofread and revise your work.
On Monday you unpacked a seed on Leigh Hobbs in preparation to write a biography.
Remember the structure of an information report… It needs to have a classification (What is the topic?), a body (descriptions about the topic written in paragraphs) and a conclusion (a final piece of information or personal comment in a paragraph).
Here is an example of a biography written by a student in 3/4A on Usain Bolt. Think about what this person has done well to make their writing successful.
Usain Bolt Izzy
Today you will need to continue your excellent writing based on information reports. Your reports will still be based on an animal and we will begin reports (biographies) on a famous person next week.
Look at Tylah’s information report on Hyenas. Why do you think this is a successful piece of writing?
You must follow the writing process and make sure your report is structured correctly.
- Classification – What is the topic?
- Body (Description of appearance, behaviour and habitat written in separate paragraphs).
- Conclusion – Personal comment about the topic or interesting piece of information that has not been mentioned in the body.
Your report should include:
- Technical words
Make sure you include capital letters in the correct places and try and add extra detail to your report that will extend your writing.
For this week’s homework you need to read the persuasive piece of writing. You then need to complete the four tasks.
- Explain the author’s opinion.
- Do you agree with the author? Why/Why not?
- Which reason do you think is the best? Why?
- How could the author improve this piece of writing?
After spending the last five writing sessions focusing on persuasive writing, today we are going to unpack a new seed for a narrative text and attempt to write an engaging and structured story that entertains readers.
Think about the narrative writing structure and what type of descriptive language that can be used to make your writing more interesting.
Remember to use the narrative checklist and the hamburger model to successfully write your story.