Introduction to lesson: Today, you will write the blurb for your short narrative. You should ensure that your work has all the aspects of a blurb discussed yesterday. You should also edit and proof-read it to make sure it is engaging and has no errors.
Remember yeseterday’s lesson. What is needed in a blurb?
1. Short in length and attention-grabbing!
2. Use extreme action verbs and adjectives
3. Use ellipsis (…) to create the “What happens next?” moment!
4. Use exclamation marks and question marks.
5. Put a recommendation
Look at the below blurbs. Think about the layout, font and positiong of the text. How does it engage the reader?
Also, notice the ISBN number. What is an ISBN number?
An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number. ISBNs were 10 digits in length up to the end of December 2006, but since 1 January 2007 they now always consist of 13 digits. ISBNs are calculated using a specific mathematical formula and include a check digit to validate the number.
An ISBN is essentially a product identifier used by publishers, booksellers, libraries, internet retailers and other supply chain participants for ordering, listing, sales records and stock control purposes. The ISBN identifies the registrant as well as the specific title, edition and format.
Main activity:Children to write their blurb and check it against the checklist. This should also include grammar points.
Today, you will finalise your narrative on lined paper to entertain fans of fiction stories.
You should be careful what you are re-writing, i.e., do not skip words, take care if you add or remove any words or phrases (we should limit this) and make sure you are writing in your neatest handwriting so the reader can enjoy your piece.
Main activity: Write your final narrative on lined paper.
Extension: check your story against your plan. Does it resemble your plan? If so, how did the plan help in developing your story. If it did not, why do you think this happened?