This was to be done through having practised skeleton paragraphs, which contain 'writing style' rather than content. I put together 10 Skeleton Paragraphs for you to experiment with in class and these are posted below.
The key is practice and powering through the revision pain like our deadlifting friend below.
Great example of powering through the pain, which you should all take as inspiration.
Use these skeletons to practice your own writing. Deliberately experiment with starting your sentences in different ways and arranging your paragraphs differently. Drill these under timed conditions - try to average 4 minutes per paragraph.
Put these paragraph skeletons together to create a persuasive or descriptive essay.
Make sure if you are using Skeleton 10 you are remembering your five fingers of effective writing:
Practice, Drill and Develop. Whatever you do with these skeletons, make it visible! Post what you come up with below.
1 word sentence.
Extended Descriptive sentence + semi colon.
Hyperbole in short sentence.
Sentence with high level vocab mixed in.
1 exclamation mark, brackets and quotation marks.
1 Sentence – Hyperbole with brackets and semi colon.
Long sentence with juxtaposition of sophisticated language.
Sentence with colon.
One word sentence
Two word sentence
Imagery – Long sentence
Brackets, Question Mark, Ellipsis
6 sentences including a three word sentence.
Dashes and quotation marks.
25 word sentence
6 Types of punctuation.
1 sophisticated word paragraph.
3 Rhetorical Questions.
1 Short sentence
1 Descriptive Sentence with a colon.
5 sentence paragraph.
5 types of punctuation.
First and last sentence must be shorter than 7 words.
10 Sentences – Freedom of choice.