May 2019 Stories #storywritingwithplay

The Talk Together London team continue delivering ‘Story Writing with Play’ events and workshops at local libraries and Canalside House. We hosted a group of multilingual babies, children, young people and their parents and carers in the library this month. Here are seven amazing stories written in May 2019.

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Cake City (by Mary Chark)

Once upon a time there was a cake city with flowers.

And every day this boy would visit because he wanted cake.

Until one day he couldn’t get to the cake because he was stuck on a tower.

And because of that the super girl had to come to the rescue with a slide.

And because of that he went down the slide at the top of the tower.

Until finally he got to the bottom to eat cake.

And ever since every one enjoyed the slide in cake city.

TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library

Alien Attack (by Aaron)

Once upon a time in London, two aliens landed with a convertible jeep on a parking area. Then they went around the town attacking people.

And every day people would hide in their house waiting for the aliens to disappear.

Until one day a group of people stood up and defended the town.

And because of that people were able to shop and have fun again.

And because of that they felt much better and at ease with the aliens.

Until finally the aliens became friendly with them.

And ever since they mingled with everybody and left their jeep and spaceship.

TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library

Trapped Bananas (by Celine)

Once upon a time there were some bananas trapped in the house.

And every day thet tried to get out.

Until one day Marshall, the doctor, came to save them!

And because of that when he let them out, they got lost.

And because of that they had to get a special magnet to save the bananas.

Until finally Celine saved the bananas with the magnet!

And ever since they were happy that they were free.

TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library

The Search for the End of Space (by George)

Once upon a time there was a space mission to search for the end of space.

And every day they hunted and hunted all of the universe.

Until one day they gave up because they couldn’t find it.

And because of that they felt sad.

And because of that they needed a new idea.

Until finally they started again with two control centres instead. They finally found it.

And ever since they built villages at the end of space. It looked white.

TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library

One Day in the Park (by Violeta)

Once upon a time there was a mum going to the park with her daughter.

And every day when they arrive there is one pool and lots of flowers.

Until one day the little girl started to run through the park and saw two eyes in the tree.

And because of that she was so scared and the tree didn’t want her to say anything to anybody.

And because of that the tree sent her to a very strange land.

Until finally she thought and thought how to get home again. After a while she understood why the tree sent her there and she told the tree she would never tell anyone about him, so he opened the portal for her to go home.

And ever since she liver happily ever after. Every day they went to see the tree and he opened the portal for her.

TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library

Shop (by Lovely Girl)

Once upon a time there were six ladies and one man. They wanted to buy some shoes.

And every day they went shopping.

Until one day they went to have pizza.

And because of that the man drove a car and the ladies had a van.

And because of that they drove to a shoe shop and there was pizza there! It was somebody’s birthday, that’s why. And they were surprised.

Until finally they bought shoes and had the pizza. They were so tired. They went home.

And ever since they go shopping together because they are all family.

TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library

The Girls Who Didn’t Have Enough Clothes (by Kai)

Once upon a time there were six girls in one house.

And every day they went to school.

Until one day they didn’t have enough clothes.

And because of that they went to the shop to buy some. But it was too noisy.

And because of that they had to go to another shop.

Until finally they found a shop and they bought some clothes.

And ever since they went to the shop after school.

TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library
TTLCIC - Story Writing in the Library




April 2019 Stories #storywritingwithplay

he monthly Lego Stories event took place in April during term break. We hosted a wonderful group of multilingual children, toddlers, babies, parents and carers. Together they made beautiful Lego creations, wrote amazing stories and communicated in many different languages! The next Lego Stories event at North Kensington Library is on Monday 20 May 2019. There is a reward at the end for creative writers who make Lego masterpieces and write a story that goes with them: colourful balloons and bubble makers!

Le Docteur (by Violette)

Once upon a time une dame met la main avec le rose.

And every day ce monsieur avec une bouche et la main et un chapeau.

Until one day ce monsieur fait “wow” avec le pied.

And because of that le docteur fait “boum boum” (stéthoscope).

And because of that le docteur regarde la jambe.

Until finally la dame voit le docteur qui fait “boom boom” (stéthoscope).

And ever since la dame met le déjeuner dans le microonde. La dame et le monsieur avec le pied, la main et le chapeau, font “wow”!

TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019

Rainbow House (by Lisa)

Once upon a time there was a lady who wanted a rainbow house.

And every day that lady collected lots of rainbow bricks.

Until one day a witch destroyed all of the colourful bricks.

And because of that the lady had to get more colourful bricks.

And because of that she worked to build a house.

Until finally she finished.

And ever since she lives in the house.

TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019

Rainbow Restaurant (by Remo)

Once upon a time people came to the Rainbow Restaurant.

And every day the truck came and delivered pizza.

Until one day a witch came and destroyed the Rainbow Restaurant.

And because of that afterwards the witch left.

And because of that the Rainbow Restaurant was shattered.

Until finally they built it again.

And ever since the Rainbow Restaurant and the people there and the man in the truck all lived happily ever after.

TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019

The Green Car (by Leo)

Once upon a time there was a dog. Her name was Penny.

And every day the dog was travelling in a green car.

Until one day the car stopped.

And because of that the dog went to buy petrol.

And because of that he smelled petrol and saw a very big truck.

Until finally the car started going again.

And ever since he makes sure that the car is full of petrol to make sure the engine works.

TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019

The Princess’ Feast (by Emerald)

Once upon a time there was a princess who wanted to have a feast. So she invited all her friends.

And every day no one came to her feast because they were too busy. That day was her birthday but she didn’t know.

And because of that she felt sad.

And because of that she cried.

Until finally her friends came to tell her ‘happy birthday!’.

And ever since she was really happy and they enjoyed the feast.

TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019
TTLCIC - Lego Stories event April 2019

Question-Answer relationships (QAR)

Question-Answer relationships (QAR) is a powerful strategy to boost comprehension.

When learners are taught with the QAR comprehension method, they are able to answer questions related to what they have read more accurately.

The strategy gives a strong foundation for identifying the topic, the main idea and the supporting ideas of a text accurately.

This QAR Comprehension Fiction – Worksheet with a Rudyard Kipling story and 28 QAR questions can show learners that they are more capable readers, writers and communicators than they think and inspire confidence.

DESCRIPTION

  • Worksheet shows with examples how to understand question-answer processes.
  • Explains QAR types clearly, for learners to use them easily.
  • Offers practice in finding answers, for each type of QAR question with confidence.
  • Offers modelling, for literal and higher level processes of thinking.
  • Rudyard Kipling’s classical short story, for a really good read.
  • Has exercises, for learners to read the story and apply literal and critical thinking skills.
  • Both for printing and completing as a PDF form on the computer, for accessibility.
QAR Comprehension Fiction - Worksheet with a Rudyard Kipling story and 28 QAR questions.
QAR Comprehension Fiction (for 7 to 12 year olds)https://talktogetherlondon.org/products/qar-comprehension-fiction