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The Truth About Trolls (Part 2)


We are going to be continuing our writing about trolls this week. You've done really well so far and have started to use some tools that Year 3 writers put in their writing!


Lesson 1 - What do you know about trolls?


Last week, you read Professor Folklore's text about trolls (I have put it under this lesson if you would like to read it again). He used questions as subheadings to section his work. Have a look at it and see if you can find the subheadings. What did he use at the end of his questions? (A question mark!)


If we were to imagine what the Professor's plan for his writing would have looked like, it would probably have been something like this;


You're first challenge today is to think of any other question subheadings he could have used. Write your own suggestions in your home learning book. I have put some below to give you an idea if you get stuck....


• What is troll school like? • What jobs do trolls do? • How do trolls look after their babies? • What do trolls do on holiday? • What is in a troll’s cave?


You are the new expert on trolls and are going to plan your own writing about this mythical beast. You might want to use some of your ideas that you wrote down from last week's home learning. Download the planning document and write in some ideas for each section. You can use quick notes, rather than sentences, and be as creative as you'd like - you can't be wrong as you're the expert!

Lessons 2 & 3 - Hugging the text


Over the next two days, you are going to write your own information text about a troll by hugging Professor Folklore's text. This means that you can use his structure of writing and then you drop in your own ideas from your plan.


I have done this below with his introduction and first section on what they look like. The black text shows his words, and the green text is where I have changed it to include my own ideas. This can make it easier to write a text if you are stuck.


The Terrifying Truth about Trolls

Many people believe trolls are ferocious, scary creatures that terrorise goats and people. However, this is simply a lie. Here is the truth about trolls.

What do trolls look like?

Like their close relative, the ogre, trolls are gigantic. They look mean and unsightly but to another troll they are gorgeous and delightful. A fully-grown troll has gnarled, yellowing horns, pointed, hairy ears and a wobbly, round belly. Most trolls have sharp, curled claws on their hands similar to a cat. Interestingly, a few trolls do not have any claws at all. No one knows why.


When you have finished writing your own text, remember to read it through and check the spelling of your words, and your capital letters and full stops. Did you remember to include the adverbs below? If not, put them in!






Lesson 4 - Proof Reading


In Year 2, I have started to encourage you to read through your work and make corrections to your spellings and punctuation.  In Year 3, you will need to do this more often, and also revise your work to select better words and maybe add in some extra words and phrases.


When you've finished a piece of writing, it's important to make sure you check it for errors.

There are four things to check for:

  • make sure your sentences flow nicely

  • double-check your facts

  • check everything makes sense

  • look out for spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes

Most authors, even famous ones, rewrite their stories many times before they are happy to let someone else read them.


Today's lesson will allow you to practice your editing skills.


Go to BBC Bitesize and work through this lesson



Lesson 5 - Different Types of Sentence


In Year 2, we learned that there are 4 types of sentence - statement, question, exclamation and command.


Today, you are going to be doing some revision of these sentences using the following BBC Bitesize lesson -