Writing - Friday 15th May
AF1 and AF7 Focus

I placed my ear against the firm, wooden door. It felt warm: the sun had been shining on it all morning. From the other side I could hear voices. It sounded like two, or maybe three people whispering. One of the voices was a woman, and the others seemed to be men. Or was it the sound of a child?

The tone of their voices suggested great excitement. Had a great discovery just been made? Had a long-lost secret just been unearthed? Curious, I placed my hand on the shiny, metal door handle and began to turn. Creak… the door’s stiff hinges resisted me, but gradually gave way, and I was drenched in darkness as I stepped over the threshold…

What features have been used in this extract? Can you find examples of AF7 and AF1? (See grid below) What can you deduce from the clues? What will happen next?


Can you think of adjectives to describe the doors?

If you put your ear to a door, what noises could you hear coming from the other side?

What noise would each door make if you opened it?

What does each door tell you about who lives inside, and where they live? Look carefully for clues.

Where does each door lead?

The six doors that you can see in the picture above are all real. They all have their own stories to tell, about real people.Can you write a story about going through one of the doors, and what might be on the other side?

Success Criteria

Please complete this activity on our Google Classroom. You will find it as an assignment there. But DON'T turn it in at the end of the session. Thanks  - Miss Tiffany

Thanks to LMYL!