Billericay Mum wrote:
This is my forth and last time!
He can do it but wastes alot of time trying to avoid it!! He always seems to be hungry when I suggest sitting down and doing some writing.
Looking forward to it all being over.
Good luck to everyone else with dc sitting the 11+ in September 2014
Sorry to prattle on but just wanted to say that one of the reasons they try to avoid the inevitable is because they do not have the know-how. Once they've been armed, they find it so much easier to advance forward.
Whip out the familiarisation creative writing sheet and practise writing the 6 sentences of description then do the instructional piece below this. You can do one yourself to show him how it can be done. Then do one under the time restraints (ten minutes), together. Compare notes. Add similie and loads of adjectives and adverbs for effect. When he gets confident you will see how fast and how eager he will be to want to impress you with his writing. As an incentive, try having something that he likes waiting for him as a reward.
To help, get a prompt sheet ready for him eg what does the animal look like, sound like, feel like, where does it live? how does it move? is it a reptile or a mammal, is it huge like an elephant or puny like an ant? does it have scaly dry scales for skin or moist like a frog's skin, or prickly like a porcupine? has it got hooves, horns or webbed feet etc
You have done so well to have done 3 already, so you are a pro at this game...lol!