Some of you may be wondering why I use different coloured text for short passages of direct speech, so I thought I should explain.
This blog is used in two schools as part of their literacy programmes. The children take turns at reading the spoken words of a character whilst the rest of the class act as a group narrator, reading the non-spoken parts. It helps them to see the importance of using punctuation etc. to clarify who is speaking and it then leads on to the children using fibre tip pens of coloured pencils to the same ends when writing, before they begin to paragraph their work.
There is a little mystery for the children re the Connor/Lucas theme, so I'm hoping Dee and Ronnie will be happy for them to read their blogs too.
Next term, the study unit is descriptive writing but, for their amusement and my own, (and perhaps yours?) I shall endeavour to put a story line in there too.