These will be run in half hour blocks.
First I will tell one of my own stories for young children to the group. Then (depending which story I use) the kids will be involved in:
- bubble blowing
- playing percussion instruments
- puppet play
For the beginning writers, a range of story ideas will be presented and the kids invited to begin their own story.
Once they have something down on their page, I will move around the group supporting and helping them with any concepts that they have trouble with.
For P/P – Year 1s, I will read one of my picture book texts to them. We will discuss what sort of pictures they think will suit this text, eg.
- What will each character look like?
- What will each character wear?
- How big will each character be, in relation to the others?
- Where is the action taking place?
- What is the weather like in this story?
Then I will divide them into groups, giving each group a different ‘chunk’ of text to illustrate.
In this way they will produce a class picture book to take back to school and add to their library.
The students will need to bring:
- a supply of plain paper
NB. The quality and size of the finished book will be influenced by the paper provided.