Year 5 Develop Description with Similes: The Lost Happy Endings

Year 5 Develop Description with Similes: The Lost Happy Endings

WOW Lesson

Join English expert, Rachel Clarke, as she shares this engaging lesson using The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray to help children identify similes and use them in their own writing to enhance descriptions. In this lesson, you will explore the English objective considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed. This is done by focusing on similes and how they are used to create descriptions.

Key Stage 2

Year 5

  • English
  • Spoken Language
  • Writing – composition
  • use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
  • evaluate and edit by: assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing
  • evaluate and edit by: proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning
  • plan their writing by: in writing narratives, considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed
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