This week we are going to continue our Literacy work using the book 'The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig'.
Here is the link to the story, being read to you on YouTube:
Listen again to the story of 'The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig'.
I would like you to think about the main features of the story.
Who were the characters?
Was there a pattern of events?
Which materials did the wolves use to build their houses?
Who helped the wolves?
Now I would like you to think about how you could change those main features in the story, to make a version of the story, of your own. The worksheet will help you to organise your thinking.
Look back at your ideas sheet which you wrote yesterday.
Today, you are going to choose your favourite ideas to make a plan for your own story. You are going to write down the characters and the building materials which you want to feature in your story. You need to use different ideas, which are not in the original story. Try to use your imagination.
Today, you need to begin by looking back at your ideas sheet from yesterday. You are now going to use your ideas to write a basic plan for your story. This will help you organise your thinking, and you will find it much easier to write your story tomorrow.
Use the story structure worksheet to write what happens in each part of your story. You don't need to worry about using adjectives, adverbs or conjunctions at this point. However, it is a good idea to practice putting your capital letters and full-stops in the correct places.
Today, you are going to write your story. First of all, look back at the work you have completed so far this week. Read your planning sheets back to yourself, to remind yourself what your story is about. It is really important to have a clear structure of your story in your head.
Now, you are going to put away your story planning sheet which you wrote yesterday. You don't want to be tempted to copy out your planning sheet. You need to have those ideas in your head.
Now that you know what is going to happen in your story, you are going to write it down, but try to write it so that it sounds really interesting. You will need to think carefully about the words you choose. Remember to add some adjectives (describing words) and some adverbs (describing how something is done). I am also looking out for some conjunctions in your sentences.
I am really looking forward to reading your story, so don't forget to send a copy to me by email.
I hope you enjoyed writing your own story yesterday. If you didn't quite finish writing it, then do please finish it today.
Today, you are going to create a book cover for your own story. A book cover is really important because we often 'judge a book by its cover'. The book cover will often make us decide if we want to read a book.
So, think about all the things you will need to include on your book cover. The title of the story is important, so is the name of the author. Your book cover needs to look attractive, so you will probably need to include a picture (illustration). On the back of the book cover, you often find a 'blurb'. This tells the reader a little bit about the story, but don't say what happens at the end. You don't want to spoil the surprise before the reader has read the book!
You can use the worksheet to give you an idea about how to set your work out.
I am really looking forward to seeing your beautifully creative ideas.