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English KS2 - Exaggerate!

KS2 Education Literacy English Metaphor Personification

Gavin Brock

on 2 October 2012

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Transcript of English KS2 - Exaggerate!

Why some of the best writers always exaggerate... English - KS2 "The clouds are "The car was a Learning Objectives: We will make our writing super-interesting
by using: What have we learned today? EXAGGERATE! "The traffic was a nightmare!" "She's my little angel." "She's a little devil." cheetah DON'T as it sped
along the open road." like fluffy balls of cotton." The man was a bulldog with sagging cheeks and droopy eyebags. WILF: A description of your character Use the images if you want inspiration. Metaphor Personification Simile We often use metaphors
as a form of exaggeration. References: http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/what-is-mapos.html In doing this, you need to think about how the object acts, moves, sounds, or is shaped like a human. The wind whistled through the branches. The car engine coughed and spluttered as it tried to get going in the cold winter's morning. Imagine a mobile phone
was a person. What type of personality
does it have? What does it most enjoy
doing? ...and how you can use exaggeration to improve your writing. Why do
writers exaggerate? 'Mr Stink stank. He also stunk.
And if it is correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well. 'Mr Twit was a twit. Task 1: Use the images to help you come up with a character of your own. Your turn. What am I looking for? Write in complete sentences Give your character a name. Describe their most striking feature. Then exaggerate it. He was the
stinkiest stinker who ever lived.' - David Walliams ...and other methods of exaggeration. To create
memorable characters 'Matilda was, above all, brilliant.
Her mind was so nimble and she was so quick to learn that her ability should have been obvious. By the age of one and a half her speech was perfect and she knew as many words as most adults. By the time she was three, Matilda had taught herself to read.' Henry was horrid.
Everyone said so, even his mother. Henry threw food, Henry snatched,
Henry pushed and shoved and pinched. Even his teddy avoided him when possible. How good are you at exaggerating? 'It wasn't a human. It couldn't be.
It was four times as tall as the tallest human.' It was so tall...' What is their main characteristic? Can you exaggerate it? 'My character is so ...' tall sleepy angry skinny brave selfish vain old '... that ...' Memorable Characters To add humour To build suspense To paint a vivid picture Humour fluffy balls of cotton." fluffy balls of cotton." Description Vivid These are called 'cliches', which means that everybody's already heard them. Good writers invent metaphors of their own. 'Mr Dursley was a big beefy man with hardly any neck, although he did have a very large moustache.' 'Mrs Dursley was thin and blonde and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck, which came in very useful as she spent so much of her time craning over garden fences, spying on the neighbours.' Over to you: Task 2: Think of an animal that your character might resemble. Using either a metaphor or simile, tell us why they resemble the animal you have chosen. The world's biggest... You could say, 'Mrs Dursley was like a giraffe...' or, to exaggerate even more... you could say, 'Mrs Dursley was a giraffe...' SIMILE METAPHOR 'with yellow hair and a neck that was five times the length of an ordinary neck... using a simile or a metaphor to compare your character with an animal of your choice. Welcome to the zoo! Lots of writers give their characters animal features to exaggerate their appearance or manner. We will write the opening of a story using exaggeration techniques. '[The] high brick wall stretched far into the distance, continuous as far as the eye could see...' Stretched? -- The Butterfly Lion
by Michael Morpurgo Writers may also often show objects
doing things that only human beings can do in real-life. This is called Personification. The trees... WILF: A description of an object or a thing Think about where your character is. Over to you: Task 3: Choose an object that your character might be looking at. Describe the object as if it was a person. doing something human-like. What is it doing? ...danced in the breeze. Personification involves
giving an object real-life or human-like qualities. Over to you: Similie, Metaphor
or Personification? METAPHOR METAPHOR SIMILE The flames danced in the fireplace. Personification The chocolate cake was begging to be eaten. Personification A similie is when we say two things are similar. Personification is when we say an object behaves like a person. A metaphor is when we say something is literally something else. The warm fireplace seemed to be calling his name. The pale moon smiled down through the clouds. The bright stars winked joyfully. The old oak door groaned as if in pain. The light from the candle crept around the room and chased away the shadows. He was born a twit. And now at the age of sixty, he was a bigger twit than ever.' Noise Barometer Noise Barometer Noise Barometer
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