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- Organise a readathon within the class or year level. The challenge could be set up like a scavenger hunt with students challenged to find and read a range of books including fiction and non-fiction, and covering a range of topics.
- At the end, collate a list of all the books that the participants managed to read.
- Provide the class with a framework for a story, including a location, a challenge and a resolution. As part of the story, the protagonists must split up to work towards the resolution.
- In groups, have the class work together to finish the story by writing separate chapters from the point of view of a different character and relating how they contributed to the resolution.
- Each group could be given a prompt they must incorporate into their story, which could be presented as a mystery to the other groups; for example, ‘A loud roar was heard in the distance; it was too far away to know for sure, but it sounded like a dragon’. One group could then be prompted to incorporate a dragon into their part of the story.
- Once everyone is finished, read the story as a class with a representative of each group reading their chapter.
- Choose a well-known fairytale or nursery rhyme and read it together as a class. Have the students rewrite the fairytale in the first person and update it for the modern world.
- Create a collage that depicts your school or classroom. Using a large picture frame, layer the collage to enforce perspective. Students can draw themselves doing various jobs around the classroom. Have them add themselves at the appropriate layer.
- As a class, write a short story to accompany the collage.