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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Comic Books - Narrative writing

This term as part of our Art based theme we are learning about sequential art. The art of telling stories through images, and in it's most common form Comics!

Naturally this topic has so far greatly interested the boys. However more exciting to me, is that it gives me a chance to encourage my boys to tell stories and to create stories in other forms than just traditional writing.

Suddenly I have this arsenal of writing activities that my learners are excited to create and work on. Often activities are disguised and leaners aren't even aware that they are writing!

- Character descriptions
- Writing about problems
- Writing about relationships
- Dialogue between characters

On top of writing as a subject, due to the nature of this inquiry my learners are learning and thinking about story telling in more subject areas.

I am hoping this topic will help to create a NEED to get better at writing. To inspire (boys in particular) to WANT to improve their writing, in order to tell a BETTER story.

I'm really looking forward to this term and how I can use the inquiry topic to inspire my learners in writing.

1 comment:

  1. The writing lesson you have just completed, hooked me in and it was irresistible to follow, to see what happened. You set up the mystery and anticipation and absolutely lured the learners in. The game you created was so convincing and the learners just loved it. What a great way to engage all the class into Mr Goodwin's new Olympic Sport. You are finding out so much about teaching writing Matt and the elements needed in a lesson.