In our writing, particularly our narrative, we are pushing forwards with our sentence structure, dialogue and vocabulary elements.
At the moment, we are following the mnemonic: DAD (Description Action Dialogue).
Each of these are sentence starters, changing the sentence opening often alters the whole sentence structure. We try and get those prompts above at the beginning or as close to the beginning of the sentence as possible. e.g.
Description - Regimental music echoed around the dusty shop, drab black and white photographs looked down from the walls upon a battered, worn trumpet of a decrepit gramophone.
Action - Scrraaatch… scraping back and forth the metal razor moved, handled deftly in the grip of an expert.
Dialogue - “Blast, the gramophone has broken, what will I do?” asked the Barber before receiving a reassuring pat from one of his best customers.
“I’ll fix that for you.” he said.
We are going to practise this skill a lot over the next couple of weeks and develop it further after half term. I would strongly recommend using this for the 100WC and any other narrative writing that you might like to do at home. Remember, practise will help you.
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