As we have mentioned previously, the children have been using Wallace and Gromit to explore settings, characters and simple stories. Mrs Lynch set the children the challenge to create their own Wallace and Gromit adventures.
The preps were up for the challenge and they worked together in pairs to plan a setting and characters for their stories. They then watched a video of Mr Ramage telling a Wallace and Gromit story to the camera and went to find a quite spot in the classroom where they could tell practise telling their story on the video camera. This was quiet a challenge and after a few takes and some teacher guidance they returned to tell their stories to the class and this was captured onto the video as a plan for writing.
What do you think of these stories Mrs Lynch?
Watch students use flip cameras to help record stories about Wallace and Gromit.
In the following writing session the children were set up to write ‘Interactively’. This process involves both student with a different coloured pen writing collaboratively together with teacher input when needed. The children were able to re-watch and review their story from their flip camera or ipod touch video as they progressed through writing their stories.