Volcano Year 3 Writing Challenge

It was the moment they had been dreading for decades: the volcano had finally erupted.

The earth shook, as torrents of golden death cascaded over the helpless landscape. Clouds of ash swarmed over the countryside, enveloping everything in their path. Chaos reigned as the beast that had been sleeping for years, now awoken, smote his fury upon the world.

In the distance a flash of silvery lightning licked across the sky: a snake’s forked tongue lashing out in fury to strike its prey. The world was on fire. It was natures turn to take its revenge.

Sentence challenge!

Verbs are action/doing words. Which sentence(s) contains two verbs?

The volcano erupted an oozing, orange lava.

Lava exploded out of the volcano, bubbling over the landscape.

A streak of lightning shot across the sky.

The ash-cloud shot over the land, rising high up into the sky.

TASK: Can you write your own description/short story about the volcanic eruption? Use interesting verbs in your writing. How about some of these:

shot  dashed  exploded  erupted  crept  bubbled  frothed  oozed  smashed  smothered

Draft, edit and improve before adding your final version online…you have two weeks!

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