Before the lesson, put a chair in an empty space in the classroom. When finished, the children could actually make the books for younger children in the school to read. Fold a piece of paper in half and on the fold line write your name. When all of the recipes are finished, they could be made into a "Dream Recipe Cook Book".
Let each child take the mascot and a book in which to write home for a few days at a time. What things do they have to do? An newspaper interview, written as if in the future, with the child who is now famous.
This could be in the form of a story, or a storyboard with accompanying pictures. Cut around the outside shape of your name. Would they like to be famous? How did the leopard get its spots? Jessica Miller has also suggested the following idea: Open your name and you will have a shape based on your letters.
Read the story through with the children. Ask the children who have read the story if they can think of any of the other rooms in the factory.
Ask the children to think of a story that they know well, and to write another version from another point of view. Xargle story in which he teaches his class about a different aspect of Earth life e.
Insist that they tell you where he is. Ask them to make a recipe for a dream. Xargle series of books written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Tony Ross. Write a descriptive paragraph about your character as if it is an alien arriving here on earth for the first time.
Remind the children of the story and read chapter 15 - a description of the Chocolate Room. Ask them to describe what it looks like, where it lives, what it does, what it eats etc.
Make a list of these on the board for the children to refer to later. It might be useful to discuss existing animals and their characteristics beforehand. Why has a rabbit got long ears? A diary, written as if the child was famous in the future.
While they are looking after the mascot, they should write a short story in the book outlining what the mascot has done during its stay with them. Glue your finished character to a piece of construction paper. How are they feeling?
Colour and design your shape into a character. They could set it out like a cooking recipe with ingredients and mixing instructions and there should also be a short description of the dream which could be a "Golden Phizzwizard" or a "Trogglehumper".
This will encourage them to look at everyday life from a different point of view. Or how about explaining how a giraffe got its long neck? The children could then write: Suggested by Jane Knight. If there is enough time, they could also make illustrations to accompany their text.
The children should write their own Dr. Choose a name for a missing person e. Great for oral discussion but also useful for character analysis. With the class, choose a name for the mascot, and discuss its background where it comes from, its friends and family, its likes and dislikes etc.
Why not get the children to choose one of these adverts, and write a story based on the description of the story in the advert.Fun activities to help children at KS1 learn more about Literacy. KS1 English Stories learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers.
This is an idea I learned when I first started teaching and still use to this day. The main focus of the activity is on developing writing skills, but it's also good for developing listening and reading skills and also for practising past tenses and descriptive vocabulary.
I have used all these story starters to encourage creative writing when on author visits to schools. They provide a very useful springboard to /5(52).
Jul 27, · 11) Writing a story based on adverts In the back of many books, there are often adverts for other stories. Why not get the children to choose one of these adverts, and write a story based on the description of the story in the advert%(5).
A key stage 3 revision and recap resource for english, covering writing, including tone and style, formal and informal writing and structure and paragraphs.Download