Class Learning Objective:
To produce a story map depicting a story of their own creation using the character the Ice Queen.
Most of the class should be able to discuss the structure of stories and converse with others to create a story map of a new story involving the Ice Queen as a character. These should be drawn on a story map.
Some children should be able to write a few key words and draw pictures on their story maps.
A few can write what is happening in their story using full sentences and pictures.
NC: English: Composition (Year 1)
- sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- saying out loud what they are going to write about
NC: English: Reading (Year 1)
becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics
Extension and Enrichment Opportunities:
Write their stories using full sentences.
Support and Scaffolding Opportunities:
Verbal support – discussion and prompts ‘how do you think they are feeling? Where is the story set?
Planned assessment opportunities:
Observation during the activity – who is playing an active role in their group? Who understands the activity? Which children suggest ideas? Look at language use.
- I can contribute ideas to my group
- I can understand that I am making a new story and not retelling the original and demonstrate this through discussion
- I recognise that a story has a start, middle and end and apply this to my own story map
Children enter the room after playtime and there is a picture of an Ice Queen on the IWB. Children to sit on carpet.
Look at the lady on the board, who is she? Where is she? How do you think she is feeling? What could she be thinking? Talk to the person next to you.
Give children time to discuss and then give feedback.
I want you to pretend that you don’t know anything about the story of the Ice Queen. This is a different Ice Queen. This afternoon, you’re going to work in small groups to make a new story about her. It can be any kind of story – happy, sad, funny, romantic – and can be set anywhere, BUT it has to have the ice Queen as a character. You’ll need to talk with your group and all give ideas to work out what is going to happen in your story – think about what’s happening at the start, middle and end, are there any other characters in the story and where is it set? Then you’re going to produce a story map so that at the end of the afternoon we can have a look at some of them.
Number children 1-5 with each group on a different table.
Give each group a piece of paper with lines drawn on the make different sections.
Walk around each group to see who is engaging, who is contributing and who doesn’t understand the activity.
Sit down and prompt groups if they are finding it difficult – use prompts to enable them to think about the kind of story that they want to create, characters, setting and what might happen.
Give little input other than prompts and positive reinforcement.
Look at some of the story maps that children have created and ask them to retell their story to the class. Children can then ask the group a few questions about their story to deepen their learning.
Thumbs up if you liked doing his activity, thumbs down if you found it a bit tricky.
Deployment of TAs:
Walk around and discuss with groups – ask them to tell her what their story is about.