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Week 1 - 01.06.20

Descriptive Dragon 

This week, we are going to look at different ways to describe our dragon that you have created through the adventure lessons! We will be using poetry and a wanted poster to help us do this. We are going to be using lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases for this. 


Before we start, make sure you listen to the "Tell Me a Dragon" story again to get some ideas. 

I have also attached some PDFS from the "Descriptosaurus" book to help you find those interesting adjectives. 

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

Day 1 - Adjectives and Expanded Noun Phrases

Today's task is nice and simple. Take the dragon that you have designed and simply label your dragon with interesting adjectives. Then to make your work even more interesting, can you use these adjectives to create some expanded noun phrases? The more you label, the easier you will find your work for the rest of the week! Don't forget to use the PDFs I have uploaded to help you! There are so great ideas in there and they might even make you want to change your dragon a little bit.


Day 2 - Dragon poem using similes

Today I would like you to create a simple descriptive poem about your dragon using similes! 

A simile a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. You usually use the words "like" or "as" to compare.  (e.g. claws as sharp as knives. His eyes shine like the moonlight)


There is an example of one below but I know you can do better by adding lots of interesting adjectives and expanded noun phrases! Be as descriptive as you can. 




Day 3 - Dragon poem including interesting verbs

Today we're going to expand on our poetry and descriptive skills even further with a more expanded and detailed poem. You're going to use the adjectives, expanded noun phrases and similes that you have already used. However, this time in you're poem you're going to be using interesting verbs. 


verb is a word used to describe an action, state or occurrence. Verbs can be used to describe an action, that's doing something. For example, like the word 'drip' in this sentence: The venom drips from his teeth. They can also be used to describe a state of being, that's feeling something.


Interesting verbs can again be found in the PDfs attached so make sure you use them! 

Below is an example of my dragon poem but I'm sure you can do better! Have fun expanding those descriptive sentences even further and remember to be as descriptive and creative as possible. 




Day 4 - Dragon poetry

Today is about having some fun with our poetry! I have lots of different ideas for you to create different dragon poems. Pick one and give it a try OR try all of them! It's always fun writing poetry and it's even more fun performing it so why not host your own poetry slam and perform your poems to your family? 


The Dragons Inside of Me

Inside of me is an angry dragon

Who stomps from room to room. 


Inside of me is a tired dragon

Who curls up asleep in the corner. 


Inside of me is a wondering dragon

Who pauses and watches for thoughts drifting by.


Inside of me is a curious dragon

Who sticks his nose into everyone's business....


Dragon Counting rhyme

One old dragon, 

Two dark eyes,

Three magic wishes

Four evil lies.... 


What do dragons learn at school?

How to fly across the sea. 

How to perch upon a tree.

How to hide a diamond ring.

How to mend a broken wing. 


Dragon Collective Nouns

A thunder of dragons

A crush of dragons

A roar of dragons... 


A Dragon Alphabet

Angrily swooping on innocent towns, 

Breathing fire on princess' gowns. 

Catching cattle in jagged claws

Deafening villagers with mighty roars... 


Day 5 - Dragon editing

I came across this wanted poster for someones dragon... I read it and instantly thought, "I know my class can be more descriptive than that!" So, your task today is to edit this description of a dragon. Using everything we have looked at this week, I would like you to add as much description as possible. Use adjectives, expanded noun phrases, verbs, adverbs and similes.