Wednesday, 22 March 2017

AAPIForma Seminar ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ - Tavira - 2017

The creative Writers club (Handout)

LETTER WRITING: Alien Pen Pals

·         Think about a name for your alien pen pal. Decide where this new friend lives. Decide what the letter might tell you about life on the alien planet. The letter might tell you:
-          what the strange pal looks like
-          what the planet looks like
-          all about his/her family
-          what kind of pets they have
-          the games they play
-          their hobbies
·         The letter might ask you:
-          What do you look like?
-          What does the Earth look like?
-          Tell about your family
-          What kinds of pets and games do Earthlings have?
·         Now write the letter. Remember you are pretending to be the alien. Don’t forget to include:
-          date
-          greeting
-          body
-          closing
-          signature

TONGUE TWISTERS

Part A
1.      Write a full name including any nicknames the person / character may have
2.      Choose one of the names to use in this activity ( names beginning with b, d, l, m, p, s, t , are the easiest )

Part B
Students work in groups of three. Dictionaries are OK!
Each group has a sheet of paper with the following questions written on it.

1.      What did he/she do?.......................................................................
2.      Where?............................................................................................
3.      When?.............................................................................................
4.      Why? because..................................................................................
              because..................................................................................
              because..................................................................................

Part C
Use your paper to make funny tongue twister combinations. How many can you create?

 RIDDLES

·         Ask children to think about a person. It can be someone famous or known to the class.
·         Ask them to write one sentence describing the person. Tell them to choose one special feature that distinguishes him /her.
·         Ask them to write a sentence about the way the person acts.
·         Ask them to tell something special about the person
·         Have children write these on a card.


WRITING POEMS AND STORIES

BUILDING VOCABULARY

Beautiful words
Murmur  hush  dribble  home  lullaby  mist  nevermore  lilac  bobolink  fawn  marigold  fair  memory  mouse  harbour  cobblestone  rainbow  trembling  

MAGAZINE MARVELS 
·         students can work alone or in small groups
·         each student/group receives a folder containing a set of pictures. A story must be created using at least 5 of those pictures ( characters can be melded- all the young boys in the set are John, even if they have different faces )

 CHAIN STORIES

·         set the stage: pre-select a theme ( mystery, fable, soap opera )
·         set up the authoring teams ( groups of 3 )
·         everyone writes part A ( the beginning of the story ), and gives it to another person in the group
·         everyone writes part B ( the middle of the story ) and gives it to the third person in the group.
·         The last person writes part C ( the end of the story )
·         Children can illustrate the story

 WRITING POETRY

Cut-ups and collage

The Locust Tree In Flower
Williams Carlos Williams

Among
of
green

stiff
old
bright

broken
branch
come

white
sweet
May

again

CINQUAINE POEMS

 Line 1  one word (title, the subject of the poem)
Line 2  two words (describe the subject)
Line 3  three words (action, describe what the subject does)
Line 4  four words (describe a feeling about the subject)
Line 5  one word  (refer back to the title)

PERSONA POEMS

       -          LINE 1  Kate  first name/nickname of person
-          LINE 2  tall, energetic,happy, intelligent  4 adjectives that describe the person
-          LINE 3  sister of Danny  X of Y, describing important relationship
-          LINE 4  who loves music, books and fresh air  3 things s/he loves
-          LINE 5  who is afraid of President Bush, spiders and heights  3 things s/he hates or is scared of
-          LINE 6  who wants to see Latin America, the end of poverty and summer  3 things s/he wants to see
-          LINE 7 resident of this moment  resident of  + place/time/concept

-          LINE 8  Thompson  last name of person in poem

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