Storytelling with words and pictures- Interactive website scaffolding children’s learning about storytelling and illustration.
Children’s author Christopher Edge shares his top 10 tips to get children writing, whilst free activity sheets will help them discover their inner author.
Provide a visual or oral overview of the main points of each lesson (e.g. video of teacher or ESO). This could be read/watched before each lesson to familiarise and orientate the student/s with the main points of the lesson as well as pre-teach any new vocabulary.
Ira Marcks is an author. He also illustrates his stories.
When Ira is thinking about a story he thinks about many ideas.
Ideas in the story need to connect.
There are stages in writing a story.
Ira explains that there are parts or stages to writing a story.
Character: who, people, animals, creatures?
Plot: the events that make up the story
Conflict: a problem
Resolution: the solution to the problem
Read the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper together.
Chunk the paragraphs for individual discussion.
Use a grid to identify characters, setting, plot, problem, resolution.
Highlight key words.
Provide an example via modelling.