Time for another 6th Form writing Class.
This week a number of students were out on a road safety course, so I decided to just have some fun rather than teach a structured lesson.
Students were shown a photograph of a street scene with people and given the following prompt questions:
The students then had about 15 minutes to write a short story based on what they thought.
The important thing is not to be a slave to the responses to the prompt questions, they are just a means to stimulate creativity. In fact if the story turns into something different, brilliant!
We only got a chance to do two photographs, but more and more of the students are now gaining the confidence to read out their work. I haven't managed to get them to comment aloud on what they think of each other's pieces yet, so I think I'll have to work on that.
The book Rota is working well, with students keen to volunteer to talk about a book that they love or they loathe the following lesson.
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