Many pupls seem to think writers have great lives, are fabulously wealthy and sit around all day making up stories, all of which go on to be published without much bother at all. Explain that next they will be discussing ideas as a class for their individual stories. If you can find video clips of a writer whose work you're using as a model or studying in class, then this can really help pupils to engage with their work.
Ask pupils to identify the setting, characters and key events used in the story you have chosen. Plot planning Firstly, ask your child where the story is going to take place.
Pupils divide a page in their jotter and give each quarter the headings likes, dislikes, motivations and flaws.
It's a bird's eye view. Prepare the interactive slide show for use during the lesson can be downloaded at: www.