ADDING SPECIFIC DETAILS to improve our writing
We use precise information about what characters are doing in order to make our writing come alive for our readers.
Using a Mentor Text to see exactly how a good author does it.
After reading “Knuffle Bunny Free” by Mo Willems, about a girl who goes on holiday to visit her grandparents overseas, we are going to look at how Mo used specific details to show what the character was going through and her thoughts and feelings and what the family do together. This makes the character and the story start to come alive or ‘jump off the page’ for the reader instead of simply skimming over or reporting what happened.
After reading this text, we are going to have a go at including specific details into our memory sentences. We can also use adjectives (describing words) and vivid verbs (strong or powerful action words).