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Children's writing: opening adjectives - by Sanil


Thank you for sharing this wonderful writing, Sanil. You have a great structure here for your story about the giant and you tell your reader about the giant as he is today, then give a little back story. After this, you take your reader on to the beginning of the action between the two characters. This is tricky to do without the plot and structure becoming confused, so this is impressive that you have managed this so clearly.

You wrote this during one of our Weekly Writing Clubs where we look at a new picture each week and learn a new writing skill – and this week, for Years 3 and 4, this was trying out using opening adjectives . You have a super example of this (along with some other excellent adjective choices):


Vast and towering, the iron-grey giant sat downcast, eyes sorrowful.


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