Use the picture above as a stimulus to your writing.
To start with, write some sentences to answer the following questions:
- What is the Ogre doing?
- Why is there a glowing light over the flower?
- Where is it coming from?
- Why were the children in the woods?
- Does the Ogre know that they are watching him?
- Do the children want him to know that they are there?
- Does this remind you of any other stories you know? Why?
- What’s similar and what’s different?
Next, think about an adventure that either the children or the Ogre might embark on in your story. Maybe the children find the Ogre in the forest and are frightened of him but he turns out to be a friendly Ogre who just wants someone to talk to? Be as creative as you can and remember, the more exciting your story is, the more likely you are to hook your reader. Once you have thought of an idea, work through the following steps:
- Create a story map to show the events in your story
- Step out your story idea (Come up with a series of freeze frames/actions to show what happens at each part of your story)
- Practise telling your story to someone else. Think about using expression in your voice and hooking your listener.
- Next, start writing your story. Don't rush - take the time to introduce your characters and the setting.
What we are looking for:
- Include expanded noun phrases
- Use capital letters and full stops to punctuate my sentences.
- Use adverbs in my writing – example the ogre screamed loudly
- Read your work through to check it makes sense and then edit it if needed.
We cannot wait to hear and read these stories so please do send them in!!
Use the tips below to help you with your masterpieces!