The magic finger
For world book day the class explored this story. We looked at the concept of 'transformation stories'. They planned their own thinking using a story mountain as the link below. This task is to think of another issue that is a problem for someone with a magic finger. What transformation will occur? Why? How? Try and use the varied sentence starters, similes, metaphors, adjectives/noun phrases, adverbs but importantly quote some of the language used in the story... add a twist does the main character have an invisible friend to act as a conscience?
The enormous crocodile
Another one of Roald Dahl's classic shorter stories.
Task 1: Write a comparison on the two... what themes run through both stories? Through any other stories? Are there any words used in both that are typical of Dahl?
Create your own story thinking of a greedy noun and how it/they might be punished... Again use language from the story and a strpy mountain to plan.