Snapshot Writing

This week the Middles have been learning about Snapshot Writing. Snapshot Writing is where we paint a clear picture in the reader’s head. It is generally one specific moment in time. We can create an amazing snapshot (or photo) of what’s happening by using lots of description in our writing and trying to connect our readers to their senses. Here is what we came up with as a class:

 

Planning:

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Snapshot:

The crocodile slashed and splashed through the dark, deep water. Bob felt scared with the rocking of the boat from the waves and the crocodile’s tail swatting the water. He felt dizzy and faint from the smelly, oily fumes of the boat engine and the crocodile’s mouth opening and closing with the grinding of his teeth. Bob felt a surge of terror as the crocodile dented the motor boat with his body in the brown, murky water. You could smell the fear in the air. Next thing you know, Bob was in the deep water and the crocodiles slimy scales were against his tattooed body. The crocodile was so close that he could smell the stinky, stale and horrible breath of the crocodile. In that moment, there was a loud scream.

 

What would you add to our Snapshot?

Can you picture really clearly what is going on in the story?

Soccer Clinic

On Tuesday we had our 2nd session of a 3 week soccer clinic with the SEDA students. All the SEDA students are trying to get into the Melbourne Victory team. We learnt a lot of different soccer skills and played some games like number soccer. We all got split up into different groups and had different SEDA students helping us.

 

It was really fun. I think everyone learnt something new – Siena A

The SEDA students were very nice and everyone was really excited after the clinics – Sam

My favourite soccer game was Golden Child. It had soccer passing and running – Akuac

We learnt lots of new skills. Some people learnt some new games. One was called Ground, Attack, Defense – Jacob

 

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 What did you learn at the soccer clinics?

or

What do you know about soccer?