Speaking vs Writing• We have been thinking about the difference between speaking and writing.• When you speak with your friend you can use body language and you don’t have to describe everything.• When you write you have to make sure that you describe everything so that your audience will understand what you are writing about.
Clause Complex• 3P has been learning how to change a simple sentence into a clause complex.• This means we are providing information about when, who and where in our writing.For example: [simple sentence]I woke up. [clause complex] After mum had been yelling at me for at least half an hour, I woke up and crawled out of my cosy bed.
Metaphors• 3P has also practised using metaphors in their writing.• A metaphor is an idea that is created by referring to something as if it were something else.
Metaphoric Poetry• We have practised our new skills by writing colour poems.• 3P students would be pleased to show you our poetry corner or you might like to write a poem of your own.• Miss Pike would also like to read aloud a poem written by Henry.
Green by HenryGreen is slimy squiggles of seaweed where crabs with shiny hardshells live in harmony as a family.Green is glowing pointy grass rustling in the shadowy deep dark nightas the animals scurry to get away from predators.Green is a rough tough snake quickly shedding its scaly hard skin totrick its predators.Green is the evil crazy unusual brain-eating zombie stuck in itsgravestone.Green is the fragile leaves gently waving in the rustling wind.Green is a ginormous tree that wobbles very heavily through the day.Green is a slimy man eating frog sitting hungrily on a delicate lilystaring hungrily at a baby.Green is a rude unkind alien sitting in his ship invading a rich city forits money and goods.