But I don't want to keep juggling things back, so its a progym toolbox. Additional detail for adding in description could be found in Classical composition.
- Day 1 Belling the Cat by Aesop. Review: basic questions, outline and Theon's six (person, place, action, time, cause, manner).
In response to the writing exercise from week one of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe it would be fun to expand what we are doing by breaking a simple story into its Theon's categories and then work on describing in detail the person, place, action and time. For today outline the story and analyze for Theon's 6 then retell it emphasising the time.
- Day 2 For a warm up discuss how we can describe people. Get each child to write a description of someone that we all know and then read it out to everyone.
Continue with yesterdays story. This time in the retelling describe the characters in order to give emphasis.
- Day 3 Warm up - have each cild describe the setting in front of them, or a setting within the house in as much detail as they can. Have the older ones ting about making it a warm friendly place, or a cold scary place. ( I porbably wont have any takers for the latter. )
Then retell Mondays story this time describing the setting.
- Day 4 Warm up - think of an action that you did this morning and describe it. Read it out loud and see if anyone can recognise the action.
Imitate the model this time describing the action.