Sharpen Those Pencils!
Recently schools all over the country took part in An Post’s ‘What’s the Story?’ competition. They wrote wonderful and exciting stories about spaceships, aliens ,
rockets and the moon! This is a really fun activity for the class to do together so follow these steps to create your own class story:
Step 1: Decide on the ‘genre’ or type of story. Is it a horror, a science fiction, a comedy or an adventure story?
Step 2: Who are the characters in the story that you are going to write about?
Step 3: Decide what is going to happen in the story – this is called the plot. Split into smaller groups and each group can decide what happens in a different part of the story from beginning to end. Don’t forget to write it down so you remember it!
Step 4: Put all the parts of the story together by writing it on the board or in copy books.
Step 5: Draw pictures to show what is happening in your story.
Step 6: Remember to give your story a ‘title’.
And now you’ve done your first ‘What’s the Story?’ - well done!