The following extracts are beautifully crafted and create the scene for the reader using sensory descriptions. The worksheets included here could be completed independently, or used to support class discussion/pair work.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Ask your pupils about what atmosphere is created in this passage and the verbs used to describe the smell of the old man’s cooking. Pupils could explain the effect of 3 of these verbs.
Fog from Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Ask your pupils about what atmosphere is created in this passage and to make a note of how many times the word ‘fog’ appears in the passage. What is the effect of this repetition? Ask pupils to make a list of the verbs used to describe the movement of the fog and explain the effect of 3 of these verbs.
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
Allow your pupils to read the passage and explore what they learn about Aoife from the description of the street she grew up on.