Carry your notebook (or iPad, smartphone or voice recorder) with you everywhere.
Use your notebook like a magical looking glass that lets you explore, shape and create your world.
No need to travel far. Explore the world of your home, your school, your town or your park.
Notice how people behave and speak and then invent your own characters. Do they sound real?
Observe sunlight through tree branches or the shadows of a building on the street. Can you describe what you see?
Author Janine Amos suggests that you:
“Start with a character – a person or an animal – and notice something about them.
Then, once you have them on the page, you can play with them, change and distort them, and put them into stories of your own.”
Read more about what author Janine Amos has to say about exploration.
Continue to explore the relationship between reading, writing and doing. Ask:
- Do I like what I am writing?
- Why do I like this?
- What am I finding easy to write?
- What am I finding difficult?