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WE asked pupils at Redcar's Newcomen Primary School "what could you do to make your writing more interesting?" Zoe Bowden, eight, from Year 3 said: "You could put lots of really good words in it, adjectives, to make them interested."

Mia Loftus, eight, of Year 3, said: "You could use high level vocabulary, where instead of sad you could use upset, instead of happy you could use jubilant."

Damien Takacs, nine, of Year 4, said: "In the middle of most paragraphs you could put a question to the reader or use a short sentence for impact with an exclamation mark so it grabs attention."

Lily Gilpin, 10, of Year 5, said: "I think sometimes it's the punctuation, say if you use an exclamation mark or if you put an ellipsis at the end of a sentence it can leave you on a cliffhanger."

Matthew Julian, 11, of Year 6, said: "At the beginning of words instead of using 'the' all the time you could use 'as' and 'why'. It just means you're not using the same words all the time, avoiding repetition."

Billie-Jo Farmer, 11, of Year 6, said: "You could maybe leave it on a cliffhanger so that the reader wants to read the next part of the story."
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:May 26, 2012
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