Today, we are continuing are grammar focus for 'I'll Take You to Mrs Cole'. Todays learning intention is:
LI: Vary sentence lengths
We use a variety of sentences lengths to make a story more interesting. We use short sentences to:
- creates drama and suspense
- reflects emotions
- engages the reader
- emphasis an idea or thought
We use long sentences to:
- provides detail
- allows the reader to paint a picture in their head
- builds up a picture
Have a look at the model text below and highlight any long sentences in one colour and short sentences in another colour.
Then, have a go at the worksheet. You need to add in a short sentence to the two paragraphs. You then may wish to have a go at writing your own paragraph including two long sentences and a short one.