What skills were developed?
We discussed the skills needed to be an author such as, the choice of language and how that can impact a reader, the structure of a fable and how to effectively convey a moral. We experimented with different styles of sketching and practiced drawing our characters in different situations and with different emotions. We sketched the settings for each of the scenes in our story and then added the characters to create our final illustrations.
What the teacher says
This was a community based project involving the real stories of inspiring adults. Through oracy and shared writing, children were able to create truly authentic fables to motivate their peers and to give back to the original storytellers.