We are Authors and Illustrators
This term we have learnt a story about Ananse going on an impossible quest (Henry).
We have turned this into our own real story books (Caleb).
First we put the story in order using a story map (Henry). Secondly, we put actions into telling the story so that we knew it really well (Callum). Next, we looked at the story from different characters perspectives - Ananse, King and Death (Oliver O). Both classes focused on taking on the role of the character of Death (Caleb). We had to look closely at our story maps, as Death wasn't present for the whole story, so there were parts we had to pretend we didn't know (Zuzanna). We added ambitious vocabulary and feelings to our story map to help us think how Death would be feeling (Ellsie). Examples of words we used include: petrified and fatigued (Elijah).
Finally we were ready to write our own story, pretending to be the character of Death (Hollie). As always, capital letters and full stops were really important in our writing (Desayo), but we also tried to include fronted adverbials (Chloe), commas (Poppy) and prepositions (Gracie) to make our story more interesting.
Before making our stories into a book, we edited and improved our work so that our final book didn't have any mistakes (Caleb). We self-evaluated which paragraphs needed to be edited so that they included more information (Oliver O).
When we were ready to create our books, we made our book shape like Death so everybody knew which character we were writing as (Elijah). We then copied out our improved stories making sure it didn't have any mistakes and was our best handwriting (Zuzanna). This took a long time to do but was really important to make sure we looked like professional authors (Oliver O). To finish our books off, we drew our front covers and coloured them (Gracie). With spare space we had, we drew a scene from the story, just like illustrators (Sam).
Finally, once we had finished our book making, we shared them with the other class (Henry). After this, we decided to put our books into our book corner for other people to read, just like real books (Holly)
We think that they looked like masterpieces so this is why we thought we would share them with you on the blog - maybe you would like to read our books? (Caleb).