New Writing Project Y4
Hi all, from what I have heard, the Talk for Writing packs seem to be working well for your home learning in English, so for your writing task this time round I have selected another of the writing packs. 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-Impossibly-Possible.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. I have put dates on the weeks this time too, as Y4 will be in school w/c 14th July so this writing project will run on the two weeks that they are not in school.
Week 1 (w/c 6th July)
Session 1: Get familiar with the story. Read the story through twice (p3-6) 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 and 12 of the booklet - a bit of a jump forward here in the booklet again!
Session 2: Re-read the text once more and then complete the activities on p7-9.
Session 3: Complete the comic strip activity 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 p13-15 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: Explore the settings that the author has used in their story by completing the activity on p16. Thinking about the setting is an important part of your story, because it helps the reader to imagine that they are there, taking part in all the fun!
Week 2 (w/c 21 July)
Session 6: Have a bit of a refresher on the role of prepositions by completing the activities on p18.
Session 7: Have a go at the poetry activity on p20, which is an opportunity to have a play around with some words and sentence structures.
Session 8: Begin to put together the ideas to plan out your story using the sheets on p24-27.
Session 9-10: Have a go at writing your story. You can use the guidelines on p28. 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.
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!