Modblog Shared Task:
Thanks to everyone who has visited this blog, offered comments, voted on levels and discussed issues on Twitter. It is doing everything I hoped it would for my ability and confidence in marking/levelling/moderating children's writing.
Over the next few weeks I will try to collect examples of children's work where they have attempted the same task. If you want join in please send in a scan/picture/typed version of a piece of writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing from children from all ages ( at school/ your own children?) can be submitted. The writing is going to be used to help teachers with online moderation and levelling activities and will remain anonymous.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
All involvement is greatly valued and appreciated.
(don't forget to check Modblog 5 and share your comments/vote)
The prompt for this task comes from the excellent Storyshakers.
The storyshakers dice have generated the following suggestion:
Using the ideas for setting, character, problem, solution and ending, write your own story!
Story Shakers gives thousands of different options for storyboards in a range of writing genres including stories, non-chronological reports, instructions and newspapers. I am going to get a password and explore their resources, I really like the ideas I have seen.
Teachers who want a password for full access to the Story Shakers resources can email firstname.lastname@example.org