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This week we would like you write your own version of Cinderella or Prince Cinders. Below you will find suggestions to help you plan and write your story over the course of the week.

 

  • Think about the characters in Cinderella and Prince Cinders. Who will you include in your story? Will there be a new main character? Will it be a boy or girl? What will their name be? Which other characters will be included? Remember not every character needs to be changed. You can use some of the same characters if you like.

        Draw pictures of your characters and label them.

 

  • Think about the plot of your story. Will it follow the same theme or be changed slightly? For example, your character might not go to a ball, they might go to a big party or a music concert. They might not go in a carriage, they could go in a sports car or other mode of transport.

        Draw a story map for your version of the story.

 

  • Concentrate on the start of your story up to where your character receives an invitation. How will you begin? Will you use 'Once upon a time' or something different? Introduce the characters and set the scene for your story. 

        Write the start of your story. Remember to add adjectives to make your sentences interesting and try to connect some of     

        your sentences with 'and' or 'because'.

 

  • Move on to the middle of your story up until your character runs away and leaves something behind. What will happen now? Will your character be visited by a fairy godmother or a different magical character? What will they use to change into the carriage or other form of transport? Remember this is the longest part of your story where all of the action and excitement can happen!

       Write the middle of your story. Remember to add adjectives to make your sentences interesting and try to connect some of  

       your sentences with 'and' or 'because'.

 

  • Now for the ending of your story. How will it end? Will your character be found by the Prince (or Princess) Will they all live happily ever after?

       Write the end of your story. Remember to add adjectives to make your sentences interesting and try to connect some of  

       your sentences with 'and' or 'because'.

 

Remember to keep reading through your story to check it makes sense and that you have remembered your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

 

We can't wait to read your exciting stories.

Upload them onto your Dojo Portfolio when you are finished.