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Descriptive language and sound effects

Using images as inspiration provides a great stimulus for creative writing, and analysing sound provides a rich experience to draw upon when completing further written work.

Take a look at the four images below. Each picture portrays one of the great forces of nature. For each, identify at least one descriptive adjective to describe the image. Each adjective should be translatable into sound eg the crunching snow, or the crackling fire etc.

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What other sorts of pictures do you think you might use in the classroom for this activity?

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