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Tell a story

Write in first person Write in third person

• She • Their
• I • Her • Him
• Me • He • Them
• They
• We • His
• My
Write mainly in the past tense
Add ‘ed’ to most words to make them past tense
Introduction

Mum
Dad
Sister
Brother
Teacher
Friend
Aunty
Uncle
Cousin
Policeman
Fireman
Next door neighbour
Yesterday
Last week
Last night
An hour ago
Last year
At 2.30 pm…
Home
School
Playground
Supermarket
Rainbows End
The Town Centre
The school field
Birthday
Special day or event
Wedding
Holiday
Christmas
Easter
Ceremonies
What was happening?
Order

• What happened first?


We got on the bus.

We
• What happened next? arrived at
the zoo.

• What happened last?

We saw the giraffes.


Connecting words
• A few minutes later
• Meanwhile
• Afterwards
• Then
• Next
• Finally
• After that
• First
• When
• Later
• The next day
• After
Awesome adjectives
The dog ran after me.
The ferocious dog ran after me.

Pleasant Fine Awful Great


Delicious Excellent Terrible Wonderful
Tender Brilliant Dreadful Awesome
Lovely Outstanding Shocking Fantastic
Gentle Tremendous Ghastly Brilliant
Special Okay Horrific
Sweet Terrific Unpleasant
Cute Dazzling Poor Depressing
Kind Marvellous Frightening Miserable
Amazing Horrifying Unhappy
Incredible Horrible Dejected
Great Gloomy
Instead of said
• Whimpered • Screamed • Told
• Interrupted • Whispered • Teased
• Sobbed • Shouted • Added
• Mumbled • Yelled • Raved
• Squealed • Roared • Gasped
• Asked • Stammered • Yelled
• Explained • Bellowed • Demanded
• Objected • Exclaimed • Responded
• Warned • Laughed • Muttered
• Continued • Answered • Admitted
• Pleaded • Replied • Moaned
The End

• What was the


last thing that
happened?
• How did it finish?
Self Assessment
I have written in first person by using words like I, me, we, you, she,
he,
I have written in third person by using words like them, they, him, their,
she, her, his
I have written mainly in the past tense using words was, were, saw or
words that end in ‘ed’
I have written an introduction that has told the reader ‘who, when, why
and where”
I have written all the events in order of time that they happened in
I have used interesting adjectives to create a picture for the reader
I have used strong verbs to describe what happened in the story like
scream, plead, shout etc
I have described the feelings of the person telling the story
I have written a conclusion that says how the writer feels, how things
went and have mentioned something that might happen later