To convey character and advance action through use of speech

In this lesson, children will learn two pieces of Mrs Wordsmith vocabulary that will be useful in future writing. They will also consider alternative synonyms for these words. After reviewing speech rules, children will consider how to incorporate speech effectively so that it supports characterisation and advances the action. After analysing the speech in a new scene, children will plan speech sentences that are accurately punctuated and convery character as well as advance the action. Sensitive topics are discussed in this unit and some people may want to do this lesson with a trusted adult nearby who can support you.

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