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Below are the opening passages of Skellig and also Kensuke's Kingdom. Which is your favourite opening and why? How do the authors grab the attention of the reader? What sort of sentence types are really thrilling? How do they build up a sense of mystery and intrigue?

Watch the teaching video on the video resource centre from Mrs Morton to help you build a response to the question:

 

Which is your favourite opening and why? Try and include a quote within your written response. Remember to send some examples in for your teachers to read. We are expecting your written work to show excellent presentation.

 

At the bottom of this page  there is a link to a modelled example if you need some ideas (don't look at it straight away though) and also a powerpoint which has the lesson slides that we will be using in the classroom.

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