Our Year 5 EAL students began the year looking at similes and metaphors, which they used to create animal poems. Comparing different features or qualities of the animals to other things gave their writing more impact and detail. Here are a few examples:
They also wrote some gripping suspense stories, focusing on descriptive language, building tension and keeping the reader guessing. Here are some examples:
Chris Rolls, EAL Teacher
Our Year 6 EAL students have been working a lot on sentence structure, learning the difference between simple, compound and complex sentences and practising using extended sentences that include conjunctions, adjectives and adverbs. This helps their speaking and writing to be more varied and descriptive. During the year they have also explored various genres, such as narrative poetry, explanation texts, non-linear stories, debates, play scripts, diaries and autobiographies.
Year 6 have also been working on the structure and language features of biographies. They have been writing opening paragraphs to their autobiographies to hook the reader in. I am sure that these examples will grab your attention!
Shaheena Pall, EAL Leader