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What are the different ways authors use to make writing exciting?


Today we learnt about the “Show not tell” trick that authors use to make their writing interesting and exciting. We spotted examples of this trick in Brian Pattens version of Beowulf and then we had a go at writing our own.

How Might the Anglo-Saxons made story telling exciting to listen to?


Today we had a special visitor from the past- an Anglo-Saxon story teller (or Mrs Yates dressed up!) welcomed us into their Great Hall to listen to a famous story: the tale of Beowulf and Grendel. 

We then returned to class and took turns in retelling the story to each other, making it as exciting as we possibly could by using carefully chosen vocabulary, expression and animation.

After telling the story verbally, we then wrote the story down in a storyboard form, again carefully choosing the language by adding adjectives and adverbs to enhance our descriptions.