The Literacy Shed presents DADWAVERS, an app to help and inspire young writers and teachers to develop their narrative writing. There are seven genres broken down into three parts, word bank, model sentences, model text. Each of these can be used independently to aid budding story tellers.
The mnemonic DADWAVERS stands for Description, Action, Dialogue, Where, Adverb, Verb, Estimation of time, Rhetorical Questions and Simile & metaphor. The app provides examples of each sentence type that children can adapt and use in their writing.
The model texts in the app use one of each of the sentence types to create a coherent paragraph which can be used by teachers as a good example.