Package 2-4: Writing

In these lessons your child will learn to write an imaginative story of their own based on the book ‘Alexander’s Outing’ by Pamela Allen.

Week 3 - Package 4 - Year 1 & 2 English/literacy - Modelled writing

Things your child will need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.

Ideal

Back up

  • A copy of the book: Alexander’s Outing by Pamela Allen and published by Penguin Books Australia.
  • Paper

Before your child starts

This lesson relates to the book ‘Alexander’s Outing’ by Pamela Allen.

Make sure your child has everything ready at the start of the lesson. There is one video lesson to work through.

Check that the video is working and that the volume is turned up for the lesson. It will help if your child is in a quiet environment.

Print the activity sheet if required.

What your child needs to do

Your child is learning to write an imaginative story of their own based on the book ‘Alexander’s Outing’ by Pamela Allen. They will be encouraged to think about a new outing or adventure that Alexander might go on. To do this they will draw a plan for a story on Activity Sheet 1 - planning.

It is important your child engages with a range of texts, including imaginative, persuasive and informative. These lessons will help your child to use new vocabulary and to understand how authors create their stories using a beginning, middle and end.

What your child can do next

Your child will need to watch and listen to the video carefully, just like they do when the teacher at school is sharing a story with them. During the video, you may like to pause it when your child is asked to respond to prompts and questions. Encourage your child to do this aloud so you can hear what they are thinking and check for understanding. Discussion encourages your child to think through the writing process and helps them to create their own story.

Day 1 – watch Lesson 1. Complete the drawing activity to plan a story about Alexander’s new outing/adventure.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

You might like to draw with your child as they think about the new adventure or outing that Alexander can go on. Help them think about Alexander’s new adventure. What happens at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.

Activity too easy?

You might like to encourage your child to write one sentence for each part of their drawing as well. For example, one sentence for the beginning, one sentence for their problem/ middle and one sentence for their end.

Extension/Additional activity

Your child might like to look at other picture books and identify the beginning, middle and end of the stories. They could draw these in three boxes or on 3 pieces of paper, and then retell or write another story with a new character that has a beginning, a middle and an end.

Activity sheet 1: Planning

Learning intention:

We are learning to write imaginative stories.

Success criteria:

I can plan a story with a beginning, middle and end.

Your task:

Draw three pictures to show what might happen at the beginning, middle and end of Alexander’s next outing.Tell your story to someone else.

Beginning

Middle

End


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