Writing Project for w/c 15.6.20
New Writing Project - Mission Possible!
Hi all, for your writing task this time round I have selected another of the writing packs for the children to do, this time with the very intriguing title of "Mission Possible" ! I have really enjoyed seeing your amazing ideas and creativity with the writing projects that you have done in the previous weeks, so I am sure that the work you will produce in this unit will be equally spectacular! Please do continue to send in your drawings and stories related to the units as I do love to see them.
To access the documents please click on the link below: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y4-Mission.pdf
You can work through the activities at the pace which you prefer to work at; I have just described below how long I would spend on each section in school:
Session 1: Get familiar with the story. Read the story through twice (p2-6) and discuss with a grown up any words whose meanings that you are not sure of, and any particular word choices that the author has used using the vocabulary activity sheet on p11 of the booklet - a bit of a jump forward here in the booklet this time!
Session 2: Re-read the text once more and then complete the activities on p7-9.
Session 3: Complete the story mountain on p10 to help you to explore and understand how authors structure their stories. It is worth looking at how the author has used different paragraphs for different parts of the story - starting a new idea / section of the action in a new paragraph is a great tip to use when you write your own stories. I would read the text again here too if you have forgotten any of the parts.
Session 4: Use p12-16 of the booklet to help you to explore the personalities of the different characters in the story and also to help you to start to think about what your characters will be like in your story.
Session 5: Start to think about what the characters in your story will be like and how a character's names can affect how we perceive them by using the activity sheets on p17-20. This will then help you to come up with the names for your characters in your own story.
Session 6: Create your own characters now for your story using the profile sheet on p21.
Session 7: Explore the role of the setting in a story using the settings activity sheet on p23.
Session 8: Practise your grammar skills with verbs and speech marks on p26-28.
Session 9: Have a go at being a spy by completing the code activity on p29.
Session 10: Time to get creative - design a spy gadget! There is a youtube link on this page too for an animation of an interesting spy gadget!
Session 11-12: Spend some time planning your story using the activity sheets on p29-32. There is a planning map on p.33 There are some ideas on these pages to help you with the structure and content of your story.
Session 13-14: Write your very own story! Use all that you have prepared to help you to include more exciting detail in your story. I would include some time here too for proofreading and checking after you have finished writing it.
Session 15: Share the story that you wrote with a friend or family by reading it aloud and recording it for them.
The activities are designed to be flexible so if your child is really excited about some bits of it more than others, then you can be guided by their interests.
As always, do email over any questions or queries, and I have really enjoyed seeing your work so do keep emailing that to me!