Storytelling language features adapted from Pie Corbett’s talk 4 writing

K1 Story Language (4-5 year olds)

Introduce

K2 Story Language (5-6 Year olds)

Consolidate

Introduce

 

Grade 1 Story Language (6-7 Year olds)  

Consolidate

Once upon a time

Suddenly

Early one morning

to his amazement

One day

after/after that

And so

First

by the next morning

Next

If

Then

Now

Until/till

soon/as soon as

But in the end

Because finally

At that moment

Although

However

….. who ….

….. when ….

 ….. that ….

.…..where …..

 …. or ….

 …. so that ….

 …. happily ever after ….  

‘Run’ & repetition for effect

Alliteration

Adjectives to describe: a lean cat

Adverbs: Luckily/unfortunately,

suddenly, immediately

Prepositions: down, into, over, out, onto, inside, towards  

Introduce

Although

However

Adverbs: eventually Behind, above, outside

Simile using ‘like’