inside outside writing session, a tent at night, camping, simile and vocabulary work, differentiated
This is a terrific descriptive writing lesson. Children contrast the inside of a tent (at night) to the outside.

Lesson summary:
1. Vocabulary/simile sorting activities for 'meaning breakdown' and then for inside/outside
2. Release high attaining (AMA) writers to do indoor/outdoor writing independently
3. Shared (teacher led) writing of ‘indoor’ for everyone else
4. Rest of class use word bank (developed during part 1) for independent ‘outdoor’ writing

It would work well from Y2 upwards - I used it in Y3, but I can imagine older writers enjoying this activity.

Children use images and word banks to create wonderfully rich descriptive writing.

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a detailed lesson plan and presentation, with inside/outside image
word banks
suggested shared writing

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Created: Jan 12, 2018

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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