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words to describe storms

verbivore

teacher

deluge

(noun)

REMEMBER: Always insist that children use the target word in every answer they give you at every stage of the session.

1. 1 min. Display word.

I say: deluge

We say: deluge

You say: deluge

Say it. Shout it. Clap it (del-uge). Squeal it.

2. 1 min. Display COBUILD definition.

A deluge of things is a large number of them which arrive or happen at the same time.

3. 2 min. Connections and word mapping.

Perfect opportunity for making spelling and meaning links with other words.

refuge

rush

sudden

violent

deluged

flood

catastrophic

nonstop

huge

avalanche

torrential

overnight

4. 3 mins. Pointless.

Show children a list of situations where things arrive/happen at the same time. Ask the children to give each one a score out of 100 (lowest for the situation most deluge-like). Before you reveal the score for each situation, ask one group/pair/child what they scored it and why. Reveal score and see who was closest.

Situations and scores (feel free to change if you wish and remember to update PPT):

Your tweet goes viral and you get eighty notifications in the first minute (0 - POINTLESS).

You forget youve left the bath running. It starts to spill over the edge (50).

The washing machine breaks and water bursts out all over the floor (10).

The discussions about the scores children have opted for should be interesting, and will allow you to gain a formative understanding of how they are putting the new word into context.

5. 3 mins. Word pairs discussion.

Display the word pairs for deluge (sudden, catastrophic, torrential, violent, nonstop, overnight). Explain that deluge is a noun, and that these words can be used to describe it e.g. a nonstop deluge.

Ask children to work together and create three examples of a deluge. Model: The gymnast received a deluge of awards.

6. 4 mins. The 4-minute show me showdown!

To independently show their understanding of the new word, children must choose one of the listed options. Encourage children to pick a different option each day.

drama: act out a scene where its someones birthday and theyre receiving a deluge of gifts.

doodle: sketch a picture which involves a deluge of water.

dictate: the local river has broken its banks and a deluge of water is coursing through the town, how do you react? What do you do first?

decide: look at the images and decide how they relate to deluge.

divulge: write down everything you can think of about the word deluge.

7. 1 min. Choose two children. They have 30 seconds to explain their choices for the showdown. Use a visualiser to show the whole class if possible. This is perfect for if the child has been successful or hasnt been because either way itll open discussion.

Notes / reflection:

words to describe storms

verbivore

teacher

electrifying

(adjective)

REMEMBER: Always insist that children use the target word in every answer they give you at every stage of the session.

1. 1 min. Display word.

I say: electrifying

We say: electrifying

You say: electrifying

Say it in a shocked voice. Say it in a robotic voice. Say it like a wasp. Say it whilst shaking your whole body.

2. 1 min. Display COBUILD definition.

Something that is electrifying is thrilling or stunning.

3. 2 min. Connections and word mapping.

Perfect opportunity for making spelling and meaning links with other words.

electric

thrilling

storm

thriller

electricity

exhilarating

performance

story

exciting

invigorating

effect

atmosphere

Its worth pointing out that electrifying is different to electrocuting.

4. 6 mins. Video comparison and discussion.

Watch these two videos from YouTube and discuss how they are electrifying. Both videos give a different understanding of the word electrifying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnm-JLMGE9Q - roller coaster in first person view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVsONlc3OUY - aurora borealis

5. 4 mins. The 4-minute show me showdown!

To independently show their understanding of the new word, children must choose one of the listed options. Encourage children to pick a different option each day.

drama: act out a scene where you are on a thrilling rollercoaster.

doodle: design a roller coaster designed to electrify people.

dictate: how would you describe the aurora borealis?

divulge: write down everything you can think of about the word electrifying.

6. 1 min. Choose two children. They have 30 seconds to explain their choices for the showdown. Use a visualiser to show the whole class if possible. This is perfect for if the child has been successful or hasnt been because either way itll open discussion.

Notes / reflection:

words to describe storms

verbivore

teacher

incessant

(adjective)

REMEMBER: Always insist that children use the target word in every answer they give you at every stage of the session.

1. 1 min. Display word.

I say: incessant

We say: incessant

You say: incessant

Say it in a fast voice. Say it over and over again until your teacher tells you to stop.

2. 1 min. Display COBUILD definition.

An incessant process or activity is one that continues without stopping.

3. 2 min. Connections and word mapping.

Perfect opportunity for making spelling and meaning links with other words.

ongoing

nonstop

chatter

rain

constant

everlasting

downpour

noise

endless

continuous

repetition

ringing

Is incessant more likely to be used to describe a positive or negative situation?

4. 3 mins. Image analysis.

Ask the children to study the images and work out how they relate to incessant. Which would you find the most incessant?

5. 3 mins. Discussion: word difference.

Compare incessant with deluge. They could both be used to describe storms, but how are they different? What would you expect in an incessant storm? How is that different to a deluge? Draw and annotate a diagram of an incessant storm and a deluge. Could incessant rain cause a deluge?

6. 4 mins. The 4-minute show me showdown!

To independently show their understanding of the new word, children must choose one of the listed options. Encourage children to pick a different option each day.

drama: act out as many incessant things as you can think of.

doodle: sketch a baby crying and its parents tearing their hair out.

dictate: pretend youre having a picnic on a hot summers day and wasps and flies keep flying around you. How does it make you feel? How do you react?

divulge: write down everything you can think of about the word incessant.

7. 1 min. Choose two children. They have 30 seconds to explain their choices for the showdown. Use a visualiser to show the whole class if possible. This is perfect for if the child has been successful or hasnt been because either way itll open discussion.

Notes / reflection:

words to describe storms

verbivore

teacher

tempestuous

(adjective)

REMEMBER: Always insist that children use the target word in every answer they give you at every stage of the session.

1. 1 min. Display word.

I say: tempestuous

We say: tempestuous

You say: tempestuous

Say it normally. Say it in an angry voice. Say it and stomp it (tem-pes-tu-ous). Say it and slam your hands on the table.

2. 1 min. Display COBUILD definition.

If you describe a situation as tempestuous, you mean that very strong and intense emotions, especially anger, are involved.

3. 2 min. Connections and word mapping.

Perfect opportunity for making spelling and meaning links with other words.

tempest

turbulent

sea

friendship

temper

stormy

mood

relationship

strenuous

violent

wind

weather

Interesting discussion to be had about how tempestuous can be used to describe abstract concepts such as friendships, relationships, and mood as well as concrete things such as the wind or the sea.

4. 3 mins. Image ranking.

Rank these images from calm to tempestuous.

5. 3 mins. Discussion: Word lines.

How would you describe these situations?

calm tempestuous

A family are arguing at the dinner table over a game of Monopoly.

The referee makes the wrong decision during a match between Liverpool and Everton (change to fit your local football teams if necessary).

You think you dropped a five pound note, but your friend thinks they did, too.

6. 4 mins. The 4-minute show me showdown!

To independently show their understanding of the new word, children must choose one of the listed options. Encourage children to pick a different option each day.

doodle: sketch a tempestuous scene where the last shop open on a Sunday has sold out of bread.

drama: act out a tempestuous scene involving a family playing an intense board game.

dictate: pretend youre outside a