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Tuesday: L.I: To explore a detective story.

To tie in with our Big Question of 'fairness' we will be looking at different crime stories. Have a look at the crime story attached and pick a choice for the detective.

Once you have done this, create a story map of the crime story... try to bubble up 5 of the key stages:

1. The opening (character introduction).

2. Build-up - offered a sign of hope.

3. Problem - given 3 choices.

4. Journey (choose one of the 3 choices)

5. Reflection - was it worth it?


To extend yourself, try adding key vocabulary in the correct places, character emotion, etc.

Year 6 crime story

What do you think DCI's flaw was? What was his fate?

Only once you have finished reading and making your choice, have a look at this chart that shows the possible choices...

Wednesday: To identify crime writing features.

Now that you are familiar with the story, try to find the following features in the first page:

*Setting atmosphere (including the weather).

*Detective characterisation (including emotion)

*Suspense techniques - short sentences, hints, senses, personification.

*Newspaper article headlines

*SPAG - Adverbials in different places (front, middle, end).

You could extend yourself by identifying the types of adverbials.

Thursday: To plan my own detective story.

Now have a go at planning your own detective story by 'hugging' our story closely but changing 1 or 2 key things. This could include changing the detective or location. 

Tip: Initially plan just one pathway all the way through. Then go back and decide where the point is in the story where an alternative path could be explored and add this in.



Friday: SPAG.

Every Friday we go over a grammar focus as well as our weekly spellings (see the spelling section for the termly overview and year 5/ 6 words).

The words this week are:

Make sure that you understand the meaning of each word (use a dictionary to help you if required) and use a favourite strategy to remember your words such as our pyramids. 

For our grammar, this week we are making sure we understand the difference between an adverb (a word that describes the verb), adverbial (see mat) and a fronted adverbial (an adverbial that goes at the start of the sentence).

If you ever want an extension through the week, there is a weekly reading comprehension in the reading folder. Reading is so important so keep on reading your OWN books too! (These do not have to just be fiction books... read everything around you!)