Click on the image above and you’ll discover nuggets of narrative wisdom from the folks at the Pixar animation studio. What makes a great storyline? This would be interesting to explore with your class and then compare the children’s lists to the one found here.
This clip was shared by a collegue at Durness Primary School who has used it to inspire functional writing. She’s used it to introduce lessons on creating adverts and also writing instuctions with her P5-7 class. Thanks for sharing this with us Katy!
Following on from the previous post about ‘Using Media in Literacy’ click on the image above and you’ll find yourself at the Moving Image Education website. This site has a host of quality video clips that can be used to develop children’s literacy skills. These are great to use and add a little variety to the texts we ask the children to view and think about.
Using film trailers is also a great way to start thinking about story lines and characterisation but the challenge is often finding films the children don’t actually know! Using foreign films has worked well for me, have a look at one of my favourites: