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Year 5 EAL Sessions in Term 3

In Year 5 EAL (English as an Additional Language) sessions, we have been working hard on developing our fiction writing skills in order to create a journey narrative. We have been learning how to use the ‘show don’t tell’ technique to convey characters’ feelings through their actions.

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This makes our own stories more emotionally engaging. We have also been focussing on punctuating dialogue correctly and using a range of synonyms for the verb ‘said’ to make our stories the best they can be. We have based our writing on the classic novel, Journey to Jo’burg, which is an inspiring story of courage and hope set in South Africa.

As well as learning vocabulary and techniques to apply to our own writing, we have learned about and discussed the recent history of South Africa. You can find a summary of the novel and a display of our fiction writing on the EAL blog: http://bisap1eal.blogspot.com/. For the rest of the term, we will be focussing on writing non-fiction texts to develop our academic writing skills and technical vocabulary.

Mr John Lee, Year 5 EAL Teacher

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