This task practices writing with different purposes. The child should read the description of the rainforest, noting the good use of words - adjectives, verbs and adverbs. In the first task, the child uses the information to write an information leaflet, with or without subheadings. A series of questions and suggested answers are included to help.
The second task is a matching activity on the rainforest.
In the third task, the child is asked to write a persuasive leaflet, called ‘Rainforest World’. The prompts will help the child structure the information. Devising a map, gives the child scope to use their imagination and practice using more persuasive words.
As a follow up activity, the child can plan and write about an imaginary visit to ‘Rainforest World’ or empathise with an animal, using the prompts. Writing about ‘a day in his life’, write more diary entries about animals in the park.
This theme could be developed over several lessons. It would be excellent for homework handouts.
This resource is featured in the book ‘We Love Animals: Get Going With Creative Writing’ series.
This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers.
Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story.
The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts.
The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs.
This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.