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Story-writing – Nine More Dramatised Clips

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Teachers MediaTeachers Media has added  Story-writing – Nine More Dramatised Clips to its Primary Lesson Starters series.  Teachers have to sign up for Teachers Media to get them; however, it is free to join and is a very useful teaching resource.

Each of the nine story starters is designed to instigate discussion and inspire imagination! Each little episode is opened ended and finishes in a cliff-hanger in order that the pupils may decide upon what might ...

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Scholastic – It’s the Writing Event of the Year!

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Scholastic - It's the Writing Event of the Year!January 15th 2014 is a date for your school diary! It’s the Scholastic Writing Event of the Year!

Jeff Kinney, author of The Wimpy Kid books, and Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants books, are running a webcast to launch a writing competition being ...

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Newspaper Clipping Generator

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Newspaper Clipping Generator is a great little Web 2.0 tool which generates newspaper clips. Simply visit the page, add a title, date, newspaper name and your 50 – 100 word article. Remember not to add any true names or titles and have fun. The generator creates a downloadable image which can then be saved or printed out.  A display made up of newspaper articles written on any chosen topic is a great way to encourage reading.  The article ...

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Story Jumper – a great aid for teaching writing

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StroyJumperStory Jumper is a great place to create and discover children’s stories. There is lots of help for teachers in the whole process of story writing and the website has some wonderful inspiring ideas to motivate all primary ages.

Example quote from one teacher:

My kids used to groan when I mentioned the mundane task of writing. Then I ...

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Oktapodi

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Oktapodi
Oktapodi is a delightful short film which is fun on its own but would make a huge contribution to pupil interest in a study of Greece.
 
The film can be seen at:

https://vimeo.com/4352688

Ideas for activities:

  • Describe the characters in the film.
  • What is the story about?
  • Can you sequence the pictures and write a sentence about each one in a PowerPoint or Publisher presentation?
  • Why does ...

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