Why do this project?
Children generally love bringing their out of school experiences into the classroom – it’s a way of sharing who they are and keeping a link between home and school. There is a lot of scope for making a picture book about a family or friend. For one thing, it’s easy to write about what you know, and, for another, there are so many possibilities of sharing little stories and even facts about someone they know outside of school. Children like seeing and hearing books about their peers’ chosen people, and they will also want to share their book with their own family or friends.
They can write about a family member, friend or another familiar adult that they like. For example, their karate teacher. These will usually be personal narratives. However, they can sometimes be read as non-fiction texts too.
This class writing project provides you with:
+ Comprehensive teacher notes:
- Suggestions for both year group and whole school writing progression
- Advice for teachers on how to write great mentor texts
- Over 15 writing study and functional grammar mini-lessons
- Suggested book list for your classroom library
+ You also receive our popular and photocopiable child-facing Genre Booklet which includes:
- Publishing and performance menu
- 2 exemplar texts
- Revision checklist
- Editing checklist
+ Finally, we also provide you with our guide to teaching writing to help you get started.