I have adapted work for Nicky Byrne and Julia teacher to create a powerpoint for KS1 children to improve and uplevel their sentences. I used this to encourage them to add first appropriate punctuation then ambitious vocabulary followed by a connective to uplevel their sentence. Additional and alternative connectives / wow words could readily be added for your class.
Simple writing frame for own version of a verse of the popular Julia Donaldson story. I asked my class to choose an animal from a bag (different to the ones in the book). They then filled in the writing frame and performed their verses.
Photographs of common buildings etc. for a visit around the local area. I'm going to tell my class we're play bingo they must tick off what they see. This wiill prompt discusson when we we return to school about our area and enable us to make comparisons with other areas. Just a time saver really ....
I asked my class to label / annotate a picture from the story the one with the vines etc. These are the fabulous words they came up with to describe the scene. I have added little pictures from the story and plan to display a copy of the picture labelled with these made from the best combined ideas. You could either use it as it is or type your own class' ideas into the labels. This formed part of our work on stories with a fantasy setting and improving sententences through use of WOW words.