This pack contains seven interactive posters illustrating different ways in which a writer can begin a story in an engaging way.
Each poster uses an arresting image to suggest a story and these are accompanied by model opening sentences. Children can use these sentences as inspiration for their own writing.
Blank word balloon templates enable you to use the children’s own ideas for display – pupils can find great opening sentences in books they have read and add these to the posters in the balloons provided. Pupil worksheets are also included, which can be completed independently.
Each poster covers the following means of opening sentences:
- Background information
- Introducing a character
- Mysterious statement
- Describing the setting
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
- evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences