On Friday the 14th of October was the official Grade One Book Launch. During Term Three, the children worked really hard to create their own narrative stories. The children started this process by firstly doing a plan of their story. To make it a little easier for the children, we decided to allow the children to base their story on a well know fairytale. Children chose fairytales such as ‘The three little pigs’, ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. They then had to think of good characters, bad characters, a problem and a solution. We encouraged the children to make their good characters and bad characters “mini-beasts”. Once their plan was checked, we discussed how narrative stories were set out. The story was broken into three main parts- the introduction (setting, intro of characters), main body (a problem caused by the bad characters that the good characters encountered) and the conclusion (solution). The children wrote their stories with the assistance of many wonderful parent helpers. Over the holidays, the teachers spent time typing the good copies of each of the stories. During week one of this term, the children illustrated their stories, completed a blurb and an author profile. As you could see, the end product was fantastic. Well done to all of you- you did yourselves, your teachers and your parents proud!!