Package 4-4: Year 1 - Year 6 – Everyone’s an Author
Everyone's an Author is a digital creative writing program featuring ten great Australian authors. Each week an author focuses on a different aspect of writing and a learning journal is released for student to use. This week explore 'Story Ingredients' with Deborah Abela.
Week 5 - Package 4 - Year 1 - Year 6 Everyone’s an Author
Things your child will need
Have these things available so your child can complete this task.
Please note that Chapter 1: Creating Characters with Yvette Poshoglian and Chapter 2: Developing Dialogue with Tim Harris can be found in the Week 4 Learning Packages as well as on the Everyone’s an Author website.
Chapter 3: Learning journal PDF (This can be printed and completed offline.)
Chapter 3: Learning journal Pages (Use this link if you are using an iPad, iPhone or Mac OS device)
The Learning Journals have been optimised for use with the Pages App on iPads as they are an interactive task, however tasks can be easily completed using any device by simply downloading the PDF file.
Before your child starts
Everyone's an Author is a creative digital writing program featuring ten great Aussie authors. This is suited to students in Year 1 through to Year 8 with a focus on English. Activities can be varied to suit your child’s ability. Each chapter of the program features:
a short author video with tips on an aspect of writing
a downloadable and free Learning Journal for students covering that aspect of digital writing
By the end of the program, students will have completed a learning journal covering ten aspects of digital writing from experts.
You can access the new videos and Learning Journals directly from Technology 4 Learning - Everyone’s an Author website.
What your child needs to do
Your child will watch Everyone’s an Author - Story Ingredients with Deborah Abela. They can then complete the activities in the Learning Journal. This may be printed as a PDF, completed online or the Pages document can be downloaded on to an iPad as an interactive task.
What your child can do next
If your child hasn’t already watched Chapter 1: Creating Characters and Chapter 2: Developing Dialogue, they can go back and complete the previous learning journals which can be downloaded from the Everyone’s an Author website.
Options for your child
Activity too hard?
Discuss some of the activities from the Learning Journal with your child and ask for their responses verbally.
Activity too easy?
Have a go at writing your own story using the tips that you’ve learnt from listening to the authors.
Your child may like to do some more research about the particular author to find some more interesting facts and about their stories. Learn more about authors Deborah Abela on her website.