One Snowy Night
Talk for writing stories
Talk for writing allows children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading and analysing it.
To help us understand the story, we learnt some actions to go with particular words in the text. For example, for Percy we drew a round face using our fingers and put a hat on with our hands. When we heard the word cold, we knew to rub our arms like we are cold.
After we became familiar with the story, we had a go at role playing the story. We enjoyed becoming the different characters and acting out the story. We added instruments to our story too. The tamborine represented the knocking door and the wooden instrument was the creaking floorboards.