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Third person narrative
Transcript of Third person narrative
Go back to your planning sheet
Make sure you are detailed about your setting!
Describing a setting
Describing a setting can be an intriguing way to start a story.
One morning there was a different smell in the air,
and the ship was moving oddly, with a brisker rocking from side to side instead of the plunging and soaring. Lyra was on deck a minute after she woke up,
gazing greedily at the land: such a strange sight, after all that water,
for though they had only been at sea a few days, Lyra felt as if they’d been on the ocean for months.
Directly ahead of the ship a mountain rose, green-flanked and snow capped, and a little town and harbour lay below it: wooden houses with steep roofs, an oratory spire, cranes in the harbour, and
clouds of gulls wheeling and crying.
The smell was of fish, but mixed with it came land smells too: pine-resin and earth and something animal and musky, and something else that was cold and blank and wild: it might have been snow. It was the smell of the North.
TASK: You are going to be shown a selection of different settings. For each image you see, you will be asked to write a description of the setting and include a specific language device.
See if you can experiment with appealing to different senses.
Purple pen time!
Look vs Looks and Show vs Shows
1. John look/looks like his father.
2. The test show/shows that Carl is an excellent
3. "Show/shows the guests to the door," said
4. "This looks/look like a mess," cried Jenny.
Planning and writing your opening paragraph
To describe you need to use your senses.
Describe this setting. You must include a simile (comparing two things using like or as e.g. The windows are as dark as night.).
Describe this setting. You must include a metaphor (saying something is something else e.g. the snow is soft velvet)
Starter - apostrophes
1. My best friends sister is called Jodie.
2. I havent done my homework.
3. Mrs Williams English lessons are the best.
4. If they go down the shops theyll miss the start of the football.
5. Frank Lampards goal this weekend was brilliant.
Write out the sentences below, adding apostrophes when necessary.
1. My best friend's sister is called Jodie.
2. I haven't done my homework.
3. Mrs Williams' English lessons are the best.
4. If they go down the shops they'll miss the start of
5. Frank Lampard's goal this weekend was brilliant.
If a word always ends in S, then put the apostrophe at the end.
Writing your opening paragraph.
It must be written in the third person.
Use speech marks correctly.
Think of the most effective way to start: describe the setting; begin with speech; describe your main character or begin with action.
Think of interesting verbs to use.
Write in the past tense.