20/06/2014 at 9:59 PM
Every day this week we have read the next chapter of the online story, ‘Foul Play:Brazil’ written by Tom Palmer. At the beginning of the week we explored the use of speech in the story and recapped how to use speech marks. Then I had planned a lesson where we would predict what would happen next… only to discover that some one had been so excited they had read most of the chapter before school and had told their friend in the playground, what would happen in the chapter we were about to read! That’s how exciting the story is! It was brilliant! Ben and Finn had to write in secret and predict what would happen after the events the rest of the class were predicting!
On Thursday we started to write book reviews for the story so far and then we completed the work in ICT. Here are a few of the book reviews, presented on Purple Mash.
Today we got the chance to vote for what would happen next in the story. We had a really good discussion about the 3 different options and finally the majority of the class voted for option one. Now we have to wait until Monday to discover what other schools have voted for and to read the next story….. In the meantime, will England make it through to the next round of the World Cup?
10/06/2014 at 7:33 PM
We have read the first chapter of Tom Palmer’s exciting story, ‘Foul play:Brazil.’ we are already gripped and can’t wait to read the next chapter! While the World Cup is on, Tom will write and post a new chapter every day. We will be following the story closely and we are very lucky because Tom Palmer is actually going tocome and visit us for a special reading breakfast on June 30th! We are also going to visit Farsley Library on July 16th for a session based on Tom’s books and to take part in a writing session together.
Here are some of the front covers we designed using the iPad app, Pic Collage, and some back covers with blurb, created using Pic Collage or Comic Life.
Here is some of the writing the children did when we were thinking about how the ‘blurb’ has to make the reader really want to pick the book up and read it. We have tried to use different sentence starters, a range of punctuation and vocabulary which makes the story sound interesting and exciting to read. We think these examples would make you want to read on; we hope you agree.