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

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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

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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

See you later! KS2 story practice



 Using the picture, write a story about an underground world.


Think about:

why you are riding a giant dog

describing the tunnel and the darkness inside it

what might be at the end of the tunnel

what an underground world might be like


Use lots of great adjectives and verbs to help your story come to life!

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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Saturday, 24 October 2020

Shadwell Stair

 


Shadwell Stair by Wilfred Owen

I am the ghost of Shadwell Stair.
Along the wharves by the water-house,
And through the cavernous slaughter-house,
I am the shadow that walks there.
 
Yet I have flesh both firm and cool,
And eyes tumultuous as the gems
Of moons and lamps in the full Thames
When dusk sails wavering down the pool.
 
Shuddering the purple street-arc burns
Where I watch always; from the banks
Dolorously the shipping clanks
And after me a strange tide turns.
 
I walk till the stars of London wane
And dawn creeps up the Shadwell Stair.
But when the crowing syrens blare
I with another ghost am lain.

This is a ghost you can see and touch, with cold flesh and burning eyes. The dark city around the ghost is full of unsettling images and the sense that this place belongs to the dead more than the living, but that, where the living are, the ghost is also, and with dread effect.


© Amanda J Harrington 2020

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