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Need a Story for my Less Able Year 6 Group!

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BaconAndAvocado Wed 20-May-15 19:55:17

I'm looking for a short story to use as inspiration for narrative writing for my Year 6 English group.

It needs to be quite simple but perhaps end on a cliffhanger or have ideas which might inspire them to write a story of their own.


TeWiSavesTheDay Wed 20-May-15 19:57:49

What about clockwork by Philip Pullman? (not sure if that's short enough)

BaconAndAvocado Wed 20-May-15 20:09:23

That sounds interesting, what's it about and where would I find it?

fortunately Wed 20-May-15 20:10:35

What's your objective? What's your plan? What do you want the to achieve?

BaconAndAvocado Wed 20-May-15 20:16:12

The objective is for them to produce a piece of narrative, to include some dialogue, and lots of descriptive writing, including simile and metaphor.

TeWiSavesTheDay Wed 20-May-15 20:17:36

It's about a storyteller who's story starts to come true, and a clockmaker, and a prince - lots of directions you could take it in. It might be longer than you wanted though.

cosmicglittergirl Wed 20-May-15 20:18:22

Way Home by Libby Hathorn. A picture book, but an amazing story about a homeless boy. I have read it with less able year five children. There are resources on tes or there's the Power of Reading scheme.

Look on page 5.

cosmicglittergirl Wed 20-May-15 20:19:36

You could ask children to write a narrative continuing the story/an end to it.

cosmicglittergirl Wed 20-May-15 20:20:14

Clockwork is also a good book.

MonoNoAware Wed 20-May-15 22:43:10

I'm not a teacher and my DC are younger than your class, but how about...

The Arrival - Shaun Tan (actually, pretty much anything by Shaun Tan)

The Tunnel - Anthony Browne

Journey - Aaron Becker

How to Live Forever - Colin Thompson

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - Chris Ban Allsburg (or The Chronicles Of Harris Burdick, where authors have written their own short stories to match the illustrations)

The Wolves in the Walls - Neil Gaiman

MonoNoAware Wed 20-May-15 22:44:12

Chris Van Allsburg

BaconAndAvocado Thu 21-May-15 20:36:46

Thanks all, will explore all of your offerings flowers

brighterdirections Fri 22-May-15 13:35:53

Why not try this brilliant app, which is for children 3-11 years and is personalised story telling at its best.
The website link is here
free download too

BlueChampagne Fri 22-May-15 22:23:28

Fortunately the Milk could be fun for all.

BaconAndAvocado Sun 31-May-15 23:06:00

Have decided on using the start of an abridged version of Dracula. They always love a bit of horror!

emmaMBC Tue 23-Jun-15 10:30:39

How about Wonder by RJ Palacio? There's certainly a lot in there for discussion. Really captivating.

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