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Writing a first or final chapter

This step looks at ways to approach writing the beginning or end of a story.
Girl and boy in classroom writing a story in exercise books and smiling
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The image we’ve created is a great starting point for writing. Depending on your level of inspiration, you can either write a sentence, or begin with a 100 word first or final paragraph of a story.

Think about what has taken place before the scene you’ve chosen to draw, or forecast what might happen next. Practice building a narrative, with or without the pressure of constructing the whole story.

As we write about what we hear, we begin to ‘hear’ more when reading text, improving our speaking and listening skills in addition to those of visualisation and interpretation.

How would you build on the Sound on/vision off activity to write a full story? Share your lesson ideas in the comments below.

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