In our last Literacy lesson, the children began their stories on the Angry Birds using description to introduce the characters and set the scene. In this lesson, the children thought about the build up for their stories and how we might include some speech in their writing. To start, we watched the Angry Birds video and noted how there wasn’t any dialogue. We discussed how we could generate our own dialogue by getting into mixed ability groups and doing some roleplay.
The children considered what the characters could be talking about and we discussed this as a class: new bird in town, special abilities, defending their eggs etc.
The children then performed their role play to the rest of the class.
They will use this for inspiration when writing their build ups next lesson.