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Vocab Generator Geniuses

Working with each other to generate vocabulary and ideas is an important part of the writing process in Upper Key Stage 2.  Here are Year 5 thinking about how to draft a description of the opening battle scene in Macbeth.  Not only are the children aiming to use some fantastic descriptive language to engage the reader but they are also encouraged to employ specific writing techniques such as similes, metaphors, alliteration, repetition for effect, hyperbole and personification.  “Ear piercing thunder cracked and rumbled as bolts of lightning slashed across the bleak night sky like mighty swords…” – sounds like a good start by someone.