Presentation on theme: "Step 2 Sizzling Starts. First impressions count."— Presentation transcript:
Step 2 Sizzling Starts
First impressions count
Nigel, graph of story
The Bear Hunt
Before On Saturday I went to the football. My dad and I always go to watch the footy together. It was a cold day and we went in by train and it rained as we walked from the train. We got there but it took ages to find our seats. Dad bought me a pie but when I cheered for a big goal I spilt it all over me…
After Ever tried to eat a pie with one hand and jump and cheer as your team kicks a great goal? Don’t.
You’re in the reality show from hell.You’re in the reality show from hell. Brothers are SO much better than sisters. (Or not!)Brothers are SO much better than sisters. (Or not!) There’s a tree in the school yard that eats kids!There’s a tree in the school yard that eats kids! Action Activity Five Minute Fast Starts
Every morning for a week
Secret is Chunking
Say ‘no’ to the Nerds
Text Types -Recount Text Types -Recount Trip to Museum There are naked people at the Melbourne Museum. Lots of them. OK they are models, but at first glance it seems you’ve stumbled on a roomful of nudists. (Michelle Hamer, journalist)
Text Types - Informational 1) Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie. 2) A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
Animals in Captivity The lion’s glorious hair moved with the breeze as he smelt today’s breakfast. Slowly he prowled towards the delicious smell, preparing to pounce on his prey. As he spots his food he lightly leaps off the ground, into the air, and swallows the air born peices of meat. His large paws make a light thud as he meets the ground and a excited applause from the audience arrupts. This is a lion in captivity. Is this cruel?
Sample marking 1. Audience (5 out of 6 marks). Comment: Opens strongly by using narrative to engage reader, illustrate point and set up context. Not maintained to this same level across text.
Text Types - Persuasive Before I think cats are better than dogs because a) b) c)... After They slobber on your best outfit, they bark all night and their breath smells exactly like meat left out in the sun for a week. Dogs as pets, I don’t get it. Give me a cat quiet and curled up on my knee, purrrrlease.
Action Activities Five Minute Fast Starts (Maybe one by one.) More starts in Top Topics
Action movie starts x 5 Finding Nemo Shrek The Incredibles BFG Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Action Activities Best starts competition Let me tell you about the heater, the ice- cream and the scream...
Action Activities Book starts ‘My brother is only 8 years old, which is rather young to have a baby...’ (Paul Jennings)
Weekend recounts One sentence weekend recounts I hated fishing and I bet the worm Dad stuck on my hook hated it too. BAN ‘one day…on Tuesday…on the weekend.’
Start with a sound Start with: – Crash – Woosh – Brrrrr
Agenda: The Seven Steps 1. Plan for Success 2. 2.Sizzling Starts _________________________________ 3. 3.Tightening Tension 4. Dynamic Dialogue 5. Show, Don't Tell 6. Ban the Boring Bits 7. Exciting Endings
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Secret is Chunking
The Hard Part Writing is not something you do with a pen, it is something you do with your brain. (Jen McVeity)
Homework (5 hours) Watch TV - the ads – find Story Graph Watch a movie – find Sizzling Starts Read a book – enjoy!
Laughter and Learning Good teachers had the most fun in their classrooms: the lessons were lively, fast-paced, and full of jokes and little classroom games. Prof William Louden (Uni WA) and Assoc Prof Mary Rohl, (Edith Cowan Uni)