Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wildebeest Writing

Yesterday we used this animated video as a writing prompt.

We discussed ideas about the structure of the story.

There was a lot of direct speech coming through in our writing, so we had a mini-lesson on punctuating direct speech.

The students' writing is very entertaining so far. Many have chosen to completely change the characters. Look out for their presented writing on the student blogs (links on the right).


  1. It was a great idea to use that You Tube video as our classes writing prompt, it gave everyone great idea's. Was the punctuation speech, Teva's writing?

  2. I love that video it is so funny I like the part where he gets eaten and the other one still thinks its a log!

  3. Awesome Mr M,
    I like doing the wildebeest writing.
    It is really funny,and really fun to make your own too.
    I like how you have made a blog post about what we are writing about.
    Awesome job.

  4. Doing the Wildebeest writing has been so fun.
    I like the video because I get a fright every time.
    I like how you made a blogpost about it.
    Well done:-)

  5. wow keep it up for Maera frimley school