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Using the literary device of ‘dramatic irony’ write a short story of what happens here. Think about clues…what does the reader know that the characters don’t?

creative writing prompt:

Describe the view/ setting from that bench :)

Creative writing prompt: tell this journey

There is a physical component to falling in love — the butterflies in your stomach, the roller coaster in your soul — then there’s an equal physical component to falling out of love. It feels like your lungs are sieves, so you can’t get enough air. Your insides freeze solid. Your heart becomes a tiny, bitter pearl, a chemical reaction to one irritating grain of truth.
Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home (via bookmania)
Another very useful writing prompt - get pupils to imagine this is how their narrative opens. Work on vocabulary and creating setting/ atmosphere. Brilliant gif.

Another very useful writing prompt - get pupils to imagine this is how their narrative opens. Work on vocabulary and creating setting/ atmosphere. Brilliant gif.

amandaonwriting:

Onomatopoeia

Absolutely brilliant!

(via readingwritingteaching)