The children began by reminiscing over their favourite holiday memories. They spent time talking a buddy about the things they enjoyed the most in their holiday and why those things were such a lot of fun.
Next they had to choose their very favourite moment of the holidays.
The children drew a 'photo' snapshot of this moment - which then became the focus of their writing.
We spoke about how descriptive language can help the reader/listener to imagine what it was like at that moment. We thought about the moment we drew and were only able to write about that moment - not the moments before or after it. This was quite a challenge - especially for the children who drew themselves on an aeroplane and then tried to avoid writing about the destination!
The challenge was so worth it!
The children went on to talk about and then write about
- what they heard
- what they saw
- what they felt (not emotions but what they physically felt)
- what they wondered
We shared our writing together at school today.
We also emailed our parents to ask for a photo of the moment in time we wrote about (if there was a photo taken).
We will use these photos and the ones we drew to publish with our stories.
We are also going to make a movie of our stories.