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Published: 28/05/2019
KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Writing
8 pages

A figure in space: vocabulary in descriptive writing

Using an image of an astronaut and the trailer of the film 'Gravity', students complete several tasks to develop their vocabulary and then write a short descriptive piece.  

Activities include:

  • a warm-up task to change the word class of interesting vocabulary
  • creative vocabulary task based on a picture prompt of an astronaut
  • vocabulary exploration task based on editing the sentence: The figure was floating in space.
  • a vocabulary task using the Gravity film trailer as a prompt
  • an imaginative writing task where students write a third person narrative of 200 words
  • peer assessment support.

See other resources: Descriptive writing | Developing vocabulary

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Valerie Long
Valerie Long
Great resource for Years 7 and 8. Thanks for sharing this.
Posted on 2nd May 2020
Dora Osei
Dora Osei
Brilliant resource. Thank you for sharing.
Posted on 14th November 2019
Anna Kilpatrick
Anna Kilpatrick
Able Y7 group. They enjoyed it and it was a quick way to see how they could up-level. Many thanks.
Posted on 5th June 2019

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