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Story Writing - Portal Stories


Over the last two days you have created a setting and a hero for your story.  So you’re ready to go and plan the rest of your epic adventure!


WEDNESDAY: Planning the rest of the story!

You’ve made a great start with your story. Your first two paragraphs are complete - you might want to make little changes for your final story - but you are definitely ready to plan the next steps.

So, we're going to go look back at the Boxing Up Grid (attached as a PDF below) to remember how we broke our model text up into five paragraphs. You will see that there are some prompt questions to help us decide how the rest of our story is going to go.



You have already done the first two paragraphs! So, your task today is to write the remaining three paragraphs. 


Step 1: Make a plan.

Using the Blank Boxing Up Grid, use the prompt questions to help you make notes for the next three paragraphs of the story.


Step 2: Write a first draft

Now, use your plan to write a first draft of your story. Tomorrow you will have a chance to edit your work like we have done previously. So, do not worry if it is not perfect or you do not finish it as you will have time tomorrow.

Use the Steps To Success to help you think about some of the skills which you could use to make your story truly epic!



I have attached the Year 2 Model Text below. Please use this for support if needed. You can use it to give you ideas for your own story.