L.O. Can I recognise what paragraphs are?
Let's retell the story of Stone Age Boy using the story mountain.
What do you know about paragraphs?
Have you heard the word before?
What do you think it means?
Paragraphs are used as a way of making something easier to read, grouping sentences together based on what they are about. Paragraphs are usually (but not always!) 3/4 sentences. We skip a line to show when a new paragraph begins. We organise paragraphs around the story mountain. So 1 paragraph for the opening, 1 for the build-up, 1 for the dilemma and so on.
You need to retell each part of the story, summing-up what happens in each part of the story.
What happens for the:
Opening- Stone Age Boy was walking in the woods. He tripped and found himself falling down. Stone Age Boy woke up in a cave, in a place that was unfamiliar. He was lost.
Build up- Stone Age boy stumbled across a girl called Om. Om introduced Stone Age boy to her family and showed him life during the Stone Age.
Dilemma- Om introduced Stone Age Boy to the cave, revisiting the cave paintings. Stone Age Boy saw something moving in the darkness. It was a big, furious cave bear. The ground gave way and Stone Age Boy found himself falling down.
Resolution-Stone Age Boy woke up in the cave and couldn't find Om anywhere. He stumbled back home to his parents who thought he had dreamt everything.
Closing- Stone Age Boy never forgot his experience and grew up to be an archeologist. Was it a dream? Maybe, maybe not.
How can we use this information to write in paragraphs?
Each stage of the story could be a new paragraph.
Can you continue writing the story using the : Opening, build-up, dilemma, resolution and closing which I have shown you above.
Can you re-write the story of Stone Age Boy in paragraphs?