As part of the Reading Challenge organised by the British Library, I will be conducting four workshops!
Read Aloud and Colour your Thoughts! 12th January, 2014
Stories are always more fun when they have pictures. When they have more pictures, they are more interesting! So read a story, or listen to a story and imagine… Whatever you imagine, put down on paper. Draw and colour images from what you read – fill your ideas with colour! The best illustration will receive a prize.
Show and Tell 9th February, 2014
Bring something from home and talk about it to the other children. Build your confidence as you talk about something you love. After that, let your imagination go wild. Look at the toys around you in the Junior Section of the library and try to talk about what you see. Better still, make up a story about one of the toys you see there. The most confident, imaginative child will receive a prize.
What happens next? Complete the Story… 9th February, 2014
The door creaked open and a shadow fell on the wooden floor. Upstairs, someone switched on a light…Participants will be taught the basics of characterisation, setting and plot. Then they will be given the first few sentences of a story that they have to complete. It’s time for them to put pen to paper and create a story that will have us hanging on to each word!
Express Yourself! 23rd February, 2014
Suppose you have to get your team to say the word ‘breakfast’. You cannot act or translate. You can speak, making full sentences, but there’s another rule. You are given five words that you aren’t allowed to use! Without using the words ‘eat’, ‘morning’, ‘lunch’, ‘food’ and ‘dinner’, can you make your team say the word ‘breakfast’? Express yourself! Use as many new words as you can to make your team understand what you want to tell them!