Thursday, 2 April 2015

Ways to write...

We know that we all learn in different ways and have different strengths in different areas, but sometimes the way we do things in class doesn't provide a lot of opportunities for students to show these wonderful skills.  Today we did 'writing' in a completely different way...

First we spent some time colouring in an Easter picture and coming up with our own ideas and story about what was happening in it (whatever we wanted).  We shared these with each other while we worked and then Mrs P recorded them.  It was lots of fun making up and telling a story without having to write it down.  Some were very short, some longer, some funny, some sad.  Many started with 'Once upon a time', we talked about this later and worked out that lots of the picture books and stories we know start this way too.  


Then we brainstormed all the different styles of writing that we could think of ... stories, postcards, letters, lists, recipes, instructions, maps, labels, diagrams, comics, cartoons ... we came up with lots of different ideas.  Then we 'wrote' a story about our picture, using whatever style we wanted.  Miss Christie came in and looked at our work.  We were all very proud and enjoyed 'writing' in this way.  Check out some of our work...

Rose wrote a set of rules for the bunnies and included an introduction...
Harry wrote a recipe for how to make Easter eggs...
Harry also included a map of the garden and a factory of jellybeans...
Jalisa made a brainstorm and included some of the key ideas from her picture...
Steven has drawn a cartoon about zombie rabbits! 
Xavier wrote a story and also made a map...

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