We are learning to write a character description. A feature of character descriptions is the writer's ability to paint a picture in the readers head. A way to do this is to use the show don't tell writing method. This means that you explain, elaborate, extend your ideas rather than plainly stating it. Here are some examples:
Today we talked about our new writing focus. We are learning to write a character description. We read some character descriptions that past students wrote and we talked about how they were written and what they were about. We decided that character descriptions describe someone. They talk about what they look like, what they do and what they say.
We brainstormed what we know about Mr Livingstone - the principal
Then we had a go at writing a character description.
Here is Hannah's:
Just a Funny Man!
He's the Tinwald School principal, he loves his motorbike. Our principal is Mr Livingstone. He's always telling jokes and they usually make me laugh! He is always smiling but sometimes he can be a bit weird like the time at year 3/4 camp he did a big hollywood off his motorbike. Most people cracked up. He has a monobrow and he is friendly and kind. That's what makes him, him!
Check out our newspaper front pages that we made in groups of 3. Each group had an editor, reporter and photographer and had to create a front page about Camp. They look great and everyone worked really hard in their roles to get finished and meet the deadline! We now know what reporters and photographers have to work to everyday! You can click on a small photo to make it larger to read or come into the classroom to read them for real!