A collaborative opportunity for primary schools and Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton.
Designed for use with Years 5 and 6 with the aim of sparking imaginations and fostering a love of reading and writing stories.
So, how does it work?
Encourage your pupils to complete the following discussion and some (or all) of the activities. These should get them thinking about reading and writing stories and experimenting with different styles, settings and characters.
1) Discussion: ‘I love to read and write about...’
Do you like to be scared? Or made to laugh? Do you want to feel excited, amazed or curious?
Do you enjoy reading or writing stories which are based somewhere in particular eg, in school or in outer space, on a farm or at the seaside?
Do you like stories which feature animals? How about stories about monsters? Or families or friends?
2) Ask your pupils to use everything they have thought about and exercised to create a magnificent story on one side of A4 paper, a ‘One Page Wonder’.
3) These stories can be read aloud to the class or in assembly, displayed in the classroom or school library. You might like to make this a competition and have a panel of judges decide on winners. If you would like Library and Learning Services to be involved then please contact email@example.com who will arrange for a panel to judge entries.
We’d love to know how you and your pupils got on with ‘One Page Wonder’ and any feedback you provide (to the creators, Jenny.Townend@northampton.ac.uk and Nick.Dimmock@northampton.ac.uk) will help us to improve offerings for primary schools in the future.
Have a look through the student pages for more prompts.
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