Shiny Shades, Magic Map and Mouldy Mayo?
This is the question Room 7 answered as part of our narrative study. During the research stage, we looked into videos by Murray Gadd - dubbed in Room 7 as the “King of Literacy”. Throughout the video, Murray gave us all the ins and outs of a successful narrative. We learnt that good writers need to have a setting, characters, a problem and a solution. We took inspiration from his example book, Inside the Suitcase, written by Clotilde Perrin.
The class brainstormed to choose a range of items to include in the narrative and voted for the final three that were to be used. Once decided upon the students were given a story starter, and their challenge was to create an interesting, engaging story using shiny shades, a magic map and some mouldy mayo.