1) Writing Traditional Stories from a Different Point of View 2) Design a New Room for the Chocolate Factory 3) Godzilla This idea is based on the Godzilla introduction found here Read the introduction to the children (you might need to photocopy it so that the children can refer to it during their writing) and ask them to continue the story. 4) Missing Person The following activity is great fun, and usually produces great results, but must be used with caution. Choose a name for a missing person (e.g. Ask the children where "Paul" is. Finally, say that as Paul is missing, we will have to make some missing person posters, explaining who Paul is (with a picture so others can identify him!) A missing person poster template can be found in PDF format here 5) Supermoo's New Adventures 6) Recipes for Dreams 7) Dr. This activity is based on the Dr. Read through some of the books in the series. The children should write their own Dr. 8) Class Mascot Activity 9) When I am famous... 13) Using Objects
Interactive Whiteboard Resources: Literacy, Key Stage 2You're the Editor (Went) Read the story which has lots of the word 'went' and see if you can choose a better word in each case. Useful as a teacher led activity. Elements of a Story The "Elements of a Story" interactive takes the story of Cinderella and explores the different 'ingredients' that make up a story. Compare and Contrast Map An interactive graphic organizer which can helps students to develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point. Start with a Setting Start a story by creating the setting. Communicating Ideas This website shows you how to design effective posters, newspapers and comics by going through the important elements of each. Badger Wood A road is going to be built through Badger Wood. Writing Instructions Aimed at year 3 pupils, this website explores the features of written instructions. Build Your Wild Self Using Similies to Enhance Writing Skills Chocolates Don't Use Said Comment
Creative Writing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Creative WritingCreative writing is any form of writing which is written with the creativity of mind: fiction writing, poetry writing, creative nonfiction writing and more. The purpose is to express something, whether it be feelings, thoughts, or emotions. Rather than only giving information or inciting the reader to make an action beneficial to the writer, creative writing is written to entertain or educate someone, to spread awareness about something or someone, or to express one’s thoughts. There are two kinds of creative writing: good and bad, effective and ineffective. So whether you’re a novelist, a poet, a short-story writer, an essayist, a biographer or an aspiring beginner, you want to improve your craft. When you write great fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, amazing things can happen. The best way to increase your proficiency in creative writing is to write, write compulsively, but it doesn’t mean write whatever you want. So here you have it, a beginners’ guide from Writers’ Treasure: Services
Introducing Scene Spurs: Photos as Writing Inspiration:: Spotlight: E-News from TheatrefolkWritten and Edited by Lindsay Price August, 2011 Welcome! This month, we have an applied playwriting newsletter. Exercises devoted to using photos as writing inspiration. In This Issue INTRODUCTIONAn introduction to the newsletterCHOOSING A PHOTOHow to choose an inspiring photoWARM UPStart every writing session with a warm-up.QUESTIONSUse questions as a path to creativity.ACCEPT ALL IDEASPush students to put every idea on the page.CHARACTER PROMPTSUse a photo to practice character profiles.LOCATION PROMPTSExplore the story possibilities of a location.PERSONIFICATION PROMPTSGive human qualities to something not human.MONOLOGUE PROMPTSWrite monologues inspired by the photo.SCENE PROMPTSWrite scenes inspired by the photo.DOWNLOADSA free sample from Scene Spurs, our new collection of writing prompts. Introduction "Imagination grows by exercise” ~ W. Students have a visceral reaction to the act of writing. To that end, photos are a fantastic starting point for writers. Choosing a Photo Exercise
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In the moonlight a worm... (Welcome to the Haiku Homepage)Story Structure for Children's Books, Novels, Movies, etc.A short explanation of story structure In a romance, the two people who are "meant to be" are typically protagonist and antagonist. They tend to spend a lot more time causing trouble for the other than they do being in love. Watching two people simply be in love would get tiresome quickly! Story Structure and the Arc of a Story Once something has happened, and now that something has to be done, you are into the second act (or middle) of a story. The middle of a story is always the story's longest part. This second act of a story consists of the protagonist trying to get his or her life back in order. Of course, if the first thing the protagonist tries results in success, you end up with a very short story. In The Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two are introduced after the cat has already made his own mess. So when does the second act (or middle) of a story end? The third act, or end, reflects a new stasis, or life as it will be from this time forward. Got all that?
Markin - on-screen marking and annotation software for teachersWhat Is Markin? Teachers working in modern, on-line learning environments need computer-based tools for marking their students' work, and Markin is an ideal solution for most electronic marking applications. If your students submit their work electronically, as document files and/or via email, you need to be able to mark and return these documents just as quickly and easily as you can mark work submitted on paper - and in some cases more quickly. This is what Markin is designed to do. How Does Markin Work? Markin is a Windows program which runs on the teacher's computer. When marking is complete, Markin saves it as an XHTML document, in which the teacher's marks and annotations appear as coloured text. Markin can also export the marked work as a RTF file, which is more suitable for students who want to view it as a printout. To find out more, please read the Features page, or have a look at the online tutorial videos. Free Download and Registration