Elaine Forrestal

Workshops for K, PP, Yrs1 & 2

These will be run in half hour blocks.

First I will tell one of my own stories for young children to the group. Then (depending which story I use) the kids will be involved in:

  • bubble blowing
  • playing percussion instruments
  • dramatisation
  • puppet play

For the beginning writers, a range of story ideas will be presented and the kids invited to begin their own story.

Once they have something down on their page, I will move around the group supporting and helping them with any concepts that they have trouble with.

For P/P – Year 1s, I will read one of my picture book texts to them. We will discuss what sort of pictures they think will suit this text, eg.

  • What will each character look like?
  • What will each character wear?
  • How big will each character be, in relation to the others?
  • Where is the action taking place?
  • What is the weather like in this story?

Then I will divide them into groups, giving each group a different ‘chunk’ of text to illustrate.

In this way they will produce a class picture book to take back to school and add to their library.

The students will need to bring:

  • textas
  • a supply of plain paper

NB. The quality and size of the finished book will be influenced by the paper provided.