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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Clever Character Descriptions

Over the part few weeks we have been exploring ways to describe characters. We read some fantastic character descriptions from our favourite authors, and then decided what we needed to do to write successful descriptions too. Our success criteria included: Good character descriptions might have-
1. plenty of specific adjectives (describe nouns- e.g. spiky)
2. similes
3. metaphors
4. alliteration
5. specific adverbs (describe verbs- e.g. cautiously)
6. a description of what they look like
7. a description of their p

Here are two fabulous character descriptions of the wicked stepmother in Fiona French's "Snow White in New York". See how many of the success criteria they used to make their writing interesting.

Snow White's step mother is as deadly as a vampire. She's got a prickly, straight thin nose. Her face is half shadowy and she has blood red lipstick. She has the deadliest look, and she has a prickly outfit too.
By Harrison L

The wicked queen has red blood lipstick that looks like the middle of a werewolves mouth. Her eyes look like poison ivy and her earrings look like dead men hanging on a rope from a hollow tree. She has spiked clothing that would hurt a lot, and she loves to smoke with a burnt cigarette. By Baileigh Nicholas

Monday, November 22, 2010

Slimy Experiment!

Today we tried to make Mucus Slime. It was a disapponitment! We expected it to explode like a volcano in a bowl (quoting Baileigh Nicholas) but is was like dish washing liquid which we see and feel every night. We added lux flakes, food colouring and hot water together and vigorously mixed them. Here is what it looked like. Boring isn't it!

Terrific Tio Cakes!

Yesterday we had an exciting Tio team cake day. It was the last cake day of the year. There were awesome cakes including a "Minion from Despictable Me", three hamburger cakes, a Willy Wonka cake and many more. Here are some of our favourites!!

Coke and Mentos experiment!

Marble Game

Simon Says

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