Using poetry as a source for creative writingHomework:Due Thursday 17th Today I will, experiment withJanuary 2013 the effects of different types of sentences and punctuation; use a varietyFollow the instructions on of linguistic devices forthe sheet for writing your effect and continue toown poem, employ interestingexperimenting with vocabulary to engage thevocabulary and literary reader.devices.
Thinking Task:What questions do you have about writing?Write out your questions on Post-It notes and bringthem to the white board at the front of the room.
Starter:Draw and complete the first 2columns of this grid:Things I know Things I want to Things I haveabout writing know about, and learnt about about practise in, my writing writing (check my targets)
Sentence and punctuation warm upWhat can you do with thesentences and punctuation?There was a tearing sound in the air as a gun was fired.It was a medium-sized piece whose shell made aclanking, rattling noise that at first sounded quaint, thensuddenly alarming as it accelerated closer to them.Brennan and Douglas flattened themselves against thefront of the trench as it went over. The ground shookand small pieces of earth rained down gently on theirheads. Stephen saw that Douglass hands werenow shaking badly as he rubbed his face.Rewrite the text above, changing the sentence structure and thepunctuation used. If you need to add words to ensure new sentences makesense, you can. BUT YOU CANNOT CHANGE ALL THE WORDS INTO YOUROWN IDEAS.
Compare your work with theoriginal: What effects have your changes had on the writing? Has the tone of the writing changed? Canyou add anything to the 3rd column on your chart?
This extract is from a novelcalled Birdsong, which isabout the events on the frontline in WWI. It contains imagesof more traditional conflict.What features of writing can you find? Pick out some interesting ones.• Literary devices (Simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, description, personification, repetition, alliteration.)• Range of sentences Which sentence• Range of punctuation• Engaging vocabulary is the most effective and why?
Birdsong - writingYou are writing about what itwas like for the soldiers on thefront line. Write a paragraph about fears, Success Criteria thoughts, an attack, the situation You must use: and what it was like – you decide. • 3 different types of Use some of the ideas from sentence Birdsong to help you. You could • a range of adapt and add to the paragraph from earlier. punctuation • at least 2 literary Write in 3rd person (he), like the devices novel. • engaging vocabulary.
Mametz WoodAs you watch this video, thinkabout how it relates toBirdsong Thinking task: What is similar between this video, Birdsong and ‘Out of the Blue’?
‘Mametz Wood’‘Mametz Wood’What is the poem about?Summarise it.What does it show aboutconflict?
‘Mametz Wood’ - writingImagine that you are one ofthe people uncovering themass grave Success Criteria You must use: Describe uncovering the • 3 different skeletons – what do they look types of like? How can you describe sentence them? • a range of Use some of the language from punctuation the poem. • at least 2 Include your thoughts and literary feelings about what you are seeing. devices • engaging vocabulary.
Peer assessment?What do you think of someoneelse’s writing? Add a comment – what they have done/used well and how their writing could improve. Have they met the success criteria for both pieces of writing? Have they had any comments repeated?
What have you learnt about writing?Return to your chart. Complete the final column, using what you have learnt from today.Things I know Things I want to Things I haveabout writing know about, learnt about and practise in, about writing my writing (check my targets)