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This will help you develop a "sizzling start" for your assessment task.

This will help you develop a "sizzling start" for your assessment task.

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    • Spotlight
      Present your plan to your group
      Themes; characters; setting; plot; style.
      2. Take feedback from your group
      Is it interesting?
      What are the positive things about it?
      What needs to be improved?
      How?
      3. Improve your plan using group feedback
      Write (or type) something down!
      10 minutes each
    • Plan:
      EXCITEMENT
      TIME
    • Fizzling Starts
      I woke up that morning really nervous. Today was the day of the big disco competition. Sam and I had been practicing for months. This year we would do it. We would beat that Penelope and her partner once and for all. I leapt out of bed…
    • Sizzling Starts
      I opened the door to the disco and the must hit me like a blast. Lights flashed, people moved in a swirl of colour and suddenly it was hard to breathe. Nerves, I guess. It was the big dance competition tonight. Sam and I had been practising for months. This year we would do it. We would win. We must!
      ‘Hi there.’ It was Penelope. Yeah, it would be. ‘Bet you think you’re going to win tonight.’
    • Group DiscussionHow can you create a hook?
      Action!
      SHOW don’t TELL what’s going on
      Introduce something important about your character
      Introduce something important about your setting
      Leave the audience wanting to know more!
    • Silent Writing
      Action!
      SHOW don’t TELL what’s going on
      Introduce something important about your character
      Introduce something important about your setting
      Leave the audience wanting to know more!
    • Group Review
      Is there action?
      How are they SHOWING the audience the action?
      What do you know about the main character?
      What do you know about the setting?
      Are you interested?
      Two goals for rewrite.
    • Silent Re-Writing
      Focus on your TWO GOALS
    • Group Review
      Is there action?
      How are they SHOWING the audience the action?
      What do you know about the main character?
      What do you know about the setting?
      Are you interested?
      Have they achieved their group goals?