Monday, 19 November 2007

Using images to stimulate writing

I attended a course today all about using images to stimulate writing. I must admit that I was a little reluctant to go on to the course. I felt at I wouldn't learn anything new.

In the end, though I had some good ideas. As a teacher of Set 2 in Year Six I think that perhaps using images would be a great way to keep the children interested. It is something that I have done before, but after going on the course I wonder whether moving images might be something that could work.

We looked at the film The Monk and the Fish and then a video about how it could be used in the classroom. This could be something that could be used in the Fiction Unit 4, Stories with Flashbacks.

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