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Writing to introduce the characters and settings in the story 'Wild'

You can write the beginning of a story from the girl's perspective.

New
New
Year 1

Writing to introduce the characters and settings in the story 'Wild'

You can write the beginning of a story from the girl's perspective.

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Key learning points

  1. This narrative is told in the past tense.
  2. This narrative is written from the girl's perspective, using "I", "me" and "my".
  3. The beginning of a story introduces the main characters, setting and plot.
  4. Two ideas can be joined using a joining word "and".
  5. Two adjective sentences describing characters and settings need a comma in between, such as "magical, dark forest".

Common misconception

Pupils may tick their success criteria without checking and correcting.

Emphasise correcting mistakes to develop a growth mindset and model how you would like them to correct in terms of presentation.

Keywords

  • Beginning - the first part of a story, typically introducing main characters, setting and the plot

  • Character - a person or animal in the story

  • Setting - where the story takes place

  • Plot - what happens in the story

  • Perspective - one particular view of something

When writing, make use of your school's SSP to spell and form letters (e.g. rhymes for digraphs or mnemonics for letter formation).
Teacher tip

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6 Questions

Q1.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
We are freezing
we are freezing
Correct answer: We are freezing.
We Are Freezing.
Q2.
Which of these adjectives means the same as calm?
Correct answer: peaceful
angry
happy
excited
Q3.
Which two events happen in the beginning of the story, Wild?
Correct answer: The girl arrives in the forest.
The girl is taken away from the forest.
Correct answer: The girl is taught to eat, speak and play by the animals.
The girl feels lonely under the bed.
Q4.
Which word is spelt correctly to complete this sentence: I drank some __________?
worter
Correct answer: water
watur
wawter
Q5.
Which sentence uses commas correctly?
Correct answer: The quick, brown dog raced through the park.
The, quick brown dog raced through the park.
The quick brown dog raced through the park.
The quick, brown, dog raced through the park.
Q6.
Match the present tense verb to the past tense verb.
Correct Answer:show,showed

showed

Correct Answer:buy,bought

bought

Correct Answer:try,tried

tried

6 Questions

Q1.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
Correct answer: First, I lived in a forest.
first, I lived in a forest.
First, I lived in a forest
Q2.
Which expanded noun phrase could you use to describe the foxes in this picture?
An image in a quiz
strange, different foxes
Correct answer: howling, playful foxes
colourful, vibrant foxes
chirping, noisy foxes
Q3.
Match the adjectives to the animal from the story.
Correct Answer:furry, friendly,bears

bears

Correct Answer:chirping, noisy,birds

birds

Correct Answer:howling, playful,foxes

foxes

Q4.
Which word is spelt correctly to complete this sentence: The bear taught __________ how to eat?
mee
mea
Correct answer: me
mi
Q5.
Which sentence uses commas correctly?
I lived in a magical enchanted forest.
Correct answer: I lived in a magical, enchanted forest.
I lived in a magical, enchanted, forest.
I lived in a, magical, enchanted forest.
Q6.
Match the present tense verb to the past tense verb.
Correct Answer:live,lived

lived

Correct Answer:teach,taught

taught

Correct Answer:eat,ate

ate

Q2 Wild by Emily Hughes © Flying Eye Books. London 2013