Lots of work have been done in stage three studying New Gold Mountain and The Melting Pot so we talked about writing historical fiction and researching and gathering the information from Primary Sources.
Much work too has also been done with my shortlisted title Python and it was superb reading the work of year 6 who had read my book and then crafted delightful Python ballads. They used Python with its factual and narrative strands to gather their own writing points and then they crafted their own Python ballads – just brilliant. Will be snaffling some of those works to add to my Python page.
Strathfield South Year 6 Pythons
Another class has also taken Python as a model for creating their own rainforest-themed animal books written — illustrated in Python style of course. It was a delight reading the narratives and also discovering the facts they had discovered about their animals. That takes a lot of work crafting a narrative stream as well as a factual stream within the one work. They had also prepared some very throughful questions to ask me about writing and my writing process.
And as I was leaving the library I spied the growing display from my visit … the ballads and books and lots more work will be added here.
SO, lovely faces. Great questions. Lots of smiles. Thanks to their teacher librarian Mrs Goes and the teachers who so enthusiastically encouraged the classes to create and love reading! Well done Strathfield South!
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]