The Children in O3 have become very good at writing narratives. To finish the term we thought we would try a slight more sophisticated technique to challenge our skills.
We began by looking a photo of a shark and a man in a canoe. We imagined the story each of these characters might tell.
We played with some personification, metaphors and similes to get our brains thinking.
Then we had a go at writing a story that tells combines both characters - a dual narrative! It was great fun and really did test our skills.
We then got a bit clever and created a pod cast of our work. This involved us using Garage Band for the first time. We began by recording our story then we used the tools within Garage Band to create a sound track that reflected our story. We played happy, bright sound for the person and more scary, sinister ones for the shark.
Then we imported our sound track into iMovie and added some photos or drawings to support our story - although were were only aloud to use one or two as this story needed to be told using words and music to enhance it rather than pictures.
When our stories are complete we are reading them with a buddy and providing feedback about how clear the picture we created in our mind is - this will be a good test of how descriptive our writing is.
Check back for complete work over this week.