Stories (2-13 years)

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!

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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

March 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 March 2019.

The Driving Lesson (by Cassian)

Once upon a time there was a driving lesson.

And every day people went to their lessons.

Until one day they found out they couldn’t go home.

And because of that we had to build them a house.

And because of that they could play with their cars at home.

Until finally they built their own driving lesson machines by the table.

And ever since the people have been able to learn to drive.

My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project

The Unlucky House (by Luliyana)

Once upon a time there was a family who lived in their house.

And every day their friends came over.

Until one day a storm came and blew the house down.

And because of that they went to the beach but could not find the house there.

And because of that they stayed in a hotel by the beach forever.

Until finally someone lent them a beautiful house to live in.

And ever since they lived happily ever after.

My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project

The Rescue Farm (by Charlie)

Once upon a time there was a farm with lots of animals.

And every day the animals lived happily together.

Until one day the goat crashed the gate.

And because of that all the animals ran out of the fence.

And because of that Fireman Sam had to come on a snowy day to rescue the animals.

Until finally he caught all the animals and brought them back home.

And ever since the animals live happily ever after.

My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project

My 7-Sentence Story (by Siraj)

Once upon a time there was traveller, who travelled all the time.

And every day he would find somewhere no one had ever been.

Until one day he realised that there was one place he had never been, the stars!

And because of that he decided that he should travel there.

And because of that he started to plan his route.

Until finally he travelled on a meteorite to the stars and jumped off the meteorite to drop on a star.

And ever since he’s been proud to have travelled everywhere.

My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project

Olivia’s Birthday (by Anon)

Once upon a time there lived a princess named Olivia.

And every day she used to be in her own castle.

Until one day somebody else came.

And because of that she had a new friend called Anini.

And because of that they became best friends and they were kind to people.

Until finally everyone was nice to each other.

And ever since only nice people were coming to her birthday.

My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project

Danger: The Magical Car (by Elsa)

Once upon a time Alexandra was showing her special car. It can be driven on the water because it is magical.

And every day she likes leaving from the floating island and listen to rock and Secret Superman.

Until one day her car broke.

And because of that she went to get more fuel, but there was giant monster.

And because of that she bought a new car from Italy. It was a Ferrari.

Until finally the monster stopped because he wanted to go shopping instead of fighting.

And ever since he likes sunbathing on the floating island.

My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project

The Legoland (by Bic)

Once upon a time there were some prisoners who escaped from prison.

And every day they would take the wheels off the minibus.

Until one day

And because of that

And because of that

Until finally

And ever since

My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project
My Story Project Library: March 2019
My Story Project