Caught Writing

‘Caught Writing’ is a concept that encourages children to write at home.  We select a picture and displayed it in various places around the school.  We read a story starter to the picture and ask the children to continue the story using their own imagination.  A lucky child will have their story read out in front of the whole school on Friday at ‘Celebration assembly’, scanned and placed onto the school website.
This week's picture and story starter can be seen below.

Story starter!

Ever since she was little, Emily could control the weather. Whenever she felt sad it started to rain…

Sentence challenge!

Can you include a complex sentence containing a main clause and a subordinate clause?
Can you separate the clauses using a comma?
Can you use one of the following conjunctions to link your clauses: but, or, yet, so, because, and…
Emily was feeling extremely sad, so
She was angry that she had been left out, and
Being outside often cheered Emily up, yet

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
Emily held the umbrella. Emily looked up at the cloud. Rain was coming down. She was sad.

Question time!

What causes the the weather to change in the story? What about in reality?
Can you think of different types of weather and match them up with different feelings that Emily experiences? For example, it is sunny when she is happy.
What is your favourite type of weather and why?
Do Emily’s powers work without the umbrella?
Do Emily’s parents have similar powers do you think?
What problems/benefits are there to Emily’s powers?