Teacher notes, working wall, planning sheets, exclusive extract
Use this WAGOLL and accompanying setting description examples KS2 resource pack to help pupils refine their descriptive writing skills…
When I first sat down to write The Last Bear, I knew, deep within my heart, that there was a story I wanted to tell. A story of friendship, of love, of hope – but most of all, a story about making a difference. In Finding Bear, April has returned home from her adventure on Bear Island, but over a year later, she can’t stop thinking about Bear.
When she hears that someone has shot and injured a polar bear in Svalbard, she’s sure it’s her friend. She persuades her dad to return with her to the northernmost reaches of the Arctic. So begins an unforgettable journey across frozen tundra and icy glaciers.
This setting descriptions download contains:
- Book extract
- Planning sheet
- Image ideas
- Teacher notes
- Working wall resources
Setting description vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
- Adjectives to describe the extremes of sounds, sights and other senses
- Verbs that give a sense of the behaviour of the environment, and the desperate things a character might do in response
- Long sentences to build almost overwhelming detail
- Short sentences (and one or two sentence fragments) to shock and focus the reader
- Very short bursts of dialogue
- Negatives to set the atmosphere
- Modal verbs to describe possibility (could/couldn’t)
- Relative clause to add information succinctly
Finding Bear by Hannah Gold (£12.99 HB, HarperCollins) is published on 28th September 2023.
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