Thursday, 1 November 2007

PUBLISHED AUTHORS

THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR FANTASTIC STORIES

OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS WE HAVE BEEN WRITING AND PUBLISHING OUR OWN STORIES. WE HAVE BEEN WRITING NARRATIVES FOR A YOUNGER AUDIENCE.

READ OUR COMMENTS TO FIND OUT EXACTLY HOW WE MADE OUR BOOKS.

YOU'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS DIFFERENT ABOUT THE WAY IN WHICH WE WROTE AND PUBLISHED OUR STORIES DURING THIS ACTIVITY.

MOST IMPORTANTLY WE'LL TELL YOU SOME THINGS WE HAVE LEARNT ABOUT WRITING AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THIS ACTITIVITY HAS IMPROVED OUR WRITING.

3 comments:

E.G M.S M.B said...

In this activity we had to write a narrative for the students in the younger grades. Then our teacher Mrs. W marked our narrative and then we had to go back and fix our mistakes. After we had done that we had to put it in a booklet form on the computer and print it out. Next, we drew pictures that matched the words and then coloured them in. We then covered our books in coloured contact and they were ready to read to the infant students.
Yes it was different to the way we have written and published our stories in the past because we could make it look like a real book, we could keep it after we had completed it, it had more of a purpose because other people could read and we had an audience and we could draw pictures to help make the story make more sense.
The three things that I have learnt about writing are…
M.S- You have to concentrate to make your writing really good.
E.G- I learnt that learning from other was the best possible way of learning because I listened to other people’s stories and give then advice and they could give me advice.
M.B- I learnt how to punctuate my writing and how to tell words apart that sound the same.

K.H & A.B said...

We had to read a variety of junior fiction books to get a clear idea of what a children’s book has and how it looks. We also had to read them because we had to know how many sentences and paragraphs we have to have per page. We had to do this so that the children of kindergarten, year one, year two and year three could understand what we were trying to write to them and that the complication and the resolution was clear to them. It was very different to what we do in our normal writing books. Because more people are going to see it not just Mrs W. This made us want to have more detail into the book. It also made us want to make the pictures and the cover to be more presentable and inviting to the audience we are writing to. Three things that we learnt about writing are that there are many different types of languages according to what age group you are writing to. There are certain things that we have to put in a story to make it interesting and exciting for the audience. Also the last thing that we learnt is that we have to choose appropriate pictures for the audience we are writing to. Our writing has improved due to the fact that we are writing more detailed stories than we were at the beginning of this year. Another thing that has improved about our writing is we can write different types of stories according to the age group we were writing to.

S.D :) said...

In this activity, we had to write a narrative for younger students. Everyone in our class had to write their own narrative for their buddy. Then Mrs.W marked our narratives and we fixed our mistakes up.
When we had finished, we got into partners and helped each other cover our books in contact and then plastic. It was a lot of hard work, but worth it!
After that we had a silly story time and read each other our books. We had a great time and I hope to do it again in another activity.