Wednesday, 29 February 2012

brain storming

Our first ‘new unit’ activity involved a bit of brainstorming.  We asked two questions.

What is a story?


Why do people tell stories?

Here is what we thought of in answer to the first question…..


  • ‘a story is when you read a book’
  • ‘the author writes the book ‘
  • ‘some books don’t have words’
  • ‘a story has pictures’
  • ‘the author invents the story’
  • ‘people can copy stories’
  • ‘some people write fiction stories and some people write non-fiction stories’
  • ‘stories are what people write about’

and here are our ideas in answer to the second…..


  • ‘to make peace’
  • ‘for people to understand more things’
  • ‘for people to learn different languages’
  • ‘to help people remember what they saw’
  • ‘to help children grow and read and learn more things’
  • ‘for people to enjoy’
  • ‘so children can laugh’

Finally we each drew and wrote about the different ways in which people can tell stories.  As well as the more obvious reading from a book…..

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which almost everybody thought of, one person told us her dad’s grandpa told her dad stories when he was little.

You can tell stories with puppets…..


and see stories on a TV.

You can write a short story on one piece of paper…..


make up a story or even copy a story.

People read stories on the smartboard…..


and act out stories.

People tell stories using actions…..


and by singing.

What a LOT ways of telling stories we thought of between us; I wonder if we will discover any more.

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