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This week and next week as a document. If you complete this week then by all means try and different story genre and write 2!! Below all this is the support documents to help you to write your stories. Please always use your spelling mats and varied sentence openers.

This is our penultimate week, we now only have 2 weeks left of our Summer term!

These tasks are for the next 2 weeks

You are the authors! You are to make a book!

Task 1: Firstly, I would like you to look at the story setting words and think about where your story will be. What will the setting be like? Use the prompts to help you. Look on google image or in story books to explore settings. Your task is to draw/paint your main story setting. If you think your story may change setting you can create another scene.


Task 2: Characters – Look at the character descriptors and draw and design your main character/characters. Draw them, cut them out and make them into puppets.


Task 3: Think about your plot or problem… look at the problem ideas and think about what will go wrong and how will it be resolved? Use the story mountain to plan your story.

Think about opening: This is where you complete your detailed setting and character description.

Build up: This is where you will write about a day or describe ‘normal life/routine’ for your character. (The dilemma or problem normally shows how normal life is changed by a problem)

Dilemma /Problem: what has gone wrong? What is the problem and what has happened because of it? How do the characters respond? Feel? What do they do?

Resolution: How has the problem been solved?

Closing/ conclusion/ ending: How has normality returned? How are they all feeling now? Has anything changed because of the problem/resolution?

NB: Remember this is a plan not the whole story. Make notes


TASK 4: Using your plan and scene and puppets – role play your story. Get into character and think about how the character will feel. Get a family audience or record yourself.


Task 5: Would you change any of your plan? EDIT.

Then write your setting/ character description as your opening to the story. Think about noun phrases, similes, metaphors.


Task 6: write your build up – think about verbs and adverbs. What does the character do and how do they do it?



What has gone wrong? Does it call for a rhetorical question? An exclamation beginning with how or what? Think about adding some speech – how do the characters feel now? Use adjectives to describe the changes.


Task 8: The resolution – How has the problem been fixed? Can you add a list with commas?

Task 9: The ending – what has changed how do they feel. Could you leave a cliff hanger using an ellipsis ( a dot dot dot…..)




We are really now focusing on recognising when we need to edit/amend our spelling, punctuation or even improve our vocabulary or to add more detail.

In class we had started to use an ‘editing flap’. By gluing just the edge of the paper to create a flap over the area we a want to change.


Use the finished pieces and pictures to make a real book of your own.

What could be the story problem?