Sunday, 24 January 2021

KS3 - GCSE A Space Garden



Floating in space, minding your own business, when an astronaut glides past...
It looks like a chunk of planet has broken free, with plants growing out of the top and lots of mysterious pipes sticking out underneath. What is going on?

Write the story of the floating space garden.
Where is it from?
Where is it going?
Who is the astronaut?

Hint: Zoom in on the picture to see all the great details on the underside of the planet.

Check out my book Creative Writing for Teens for more ideas and longer story projects. Or the Creative Writing for Kids series has lots of writing ideas, projects and activities to make writing fun.


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Thursday, 10 December 2020

Robot! KS1 - KS2


Oh-oh, there's a robot coming! And he has a balloon...

Write a story about the robot and his balloon.


Think about:

Why a robot might have a balloon

Where the robot found the balloon

How he feels about it

What might happen next

What could go wrong


For an extra challenge, pretend you are the robot while you are writing the story.


For more practice with different kinds of writing and learning how to write more, have a look at my How to Write series

© Amanda J Harrington 2020

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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

KS2/KS3/GCSE Being There

 


Write about walking across the bridge in the picture.

This sounds simple, doesn't it? But I want you to include as much extra detail as you can.

How would you feel?
What could you see?
How cold might it be?
Why are you there?
How did you get up there?
How high is the bridge?
What is on the other side?

To help you think about what to write, look at this webcam 

The webcam shows the area where the picture was taken and lets you look at the bridge and the scenery around it. It is very interesting to see the building nearby and how the mountains look different, depending on how much snow there is. It also makes it easier to imagine being there because the webcam is a real-life moving image.

Hint: You don't need to know the name of the mountain or how high it really is, you mainly need to think about what it would feel like to be there and what you might be able to see.

Check out my book Creative Writing for Teens for more ideas and longer story projects. Or the Creative Writing for Kids series has lots of writing ideas, projects and activities to make writing fun.

© Amanda J Harrington 2020

My books on Amazon
My websites for books and tuition
Find me on Facebook and Twitter!

Read my Autism blog
And my fairy blog





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KS3 - GCSE A Space Garden