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Clowne Junior School

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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.