Today in English we continued experimenting with different sentence types and vocabulary to create suspense in our writing.
First of all, we worked with a partner. Our inspiration was an image of a gnarled tree. Here are some of the powerful images we created…
‘Crows cackled like witches. The floor was cloaked in mist. Branches creaked!’ By Bonnie and Fred
‘The battered tree stood in the mist like a wounded soldier after battle.’ By Ronan and Tiger
‘ The silhouette of the tree was as dark as night. Prancing leaves swayed. A single crow perched on a branch.’ By Jarrad and Daniel
After this we listened to a piece of mysterious music that built up the tension. We closed our eyes and used all of our senses to imagine the scene…
‘ In a deep, dark forest. I touch trees. Rough bark underneath my fingernails. Moving slowly, I could taste blood….’ by Amber
‘Unknown eyes watch him. Staring closely as he paces down the corridor. Minuscule lights flicker like a candle on a stormy night. He doesn’t feel alone…’ by Bonnie
‘Soldiers marched swiftly through the deserted land. Machine gun shots rang in my ears. The bitter taste of war came to mind. I was outnumbered… Thirst, homesickness, exhaustion- which would kill him first?
Blindfolded, I stumbled to walk and felt a throbbing pain in my stomach. Breathless. Tearstruken, I moved cautiously closer.’ By Jake
At the end of the lesson we were asked what we thought about the lesson…
Jake said ‘ I loved listening to music to get inspiration!’
Jed explained ‘Once I get inspired, ideas burst into my head!’
We cannot wait to start planning and writing our hot task!