Fiction and poetry prompts

I haven’t really got anything to blog about in terms of school activity. The children were back in school for 2 days. We devoted the first day to DT in which they designed and made their own fairy tale finger puppets. Sewing with a class of 35 year 5 children is not the most stressfree way to start the year! They enjoyed it though and the puppets are fun to look at.

So this blog is thinking about how to prompt children’s writing.  Inspiring children to write well is one of the things that I feel very strongly about. I love the work that Pie Corbett has done in this area and use a lot of his ideas either from Jumpstart to Literacy or from other articles he has written. This blog entry is thanks to Scott at WordPress yesterday in his ideas for daily blogging. He provided the following link

http://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises

This seems like a brilliant idea to me and could well provide lots of ideas that could be used in school. The poetry idea on 3rd Jan is one that I could see being used in school very easily. The idea of taking a poem and replacing every other line with one of your own is an idea that children would take on board very easily and I will certainly be trying this very soon with my own class. Maybe I will blog about the results next week.

I look forward to following the future ideas with interest and seeing what inspiration I can gain from them.

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