Friday, 6 July 2012
E-publishing and Blogging Workshops...
So far we have done four workshops in local schools, working mostly with students from years 8 & 9. They have all been great fun, and all very different. Our first workshop at Open Academy saw students coming up with some brilliant 'blurbs' for the back cover of what would be their own book. Whereas the students at City Academy were very inspired by the idea of writing blog reviews and re-writing blurbs for existing books. Below is a selection of the student's work;
A True Life Story
Small Operations. Small Mistakes.
That's what they thought would happen.
1 Mission. 507 Soldiers. 6 Helicopters.
Hit the building. Get the hostages and get out.
The worst thing to hear was said "black hawk down".
Life On The Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers: A review by Charlotte.
A disturbing process, mixed with many other emotions. Trawling with heart-broken notes, being challenged to keep the tears held back. With a heartful little character named clare-bear, referred to in her mum's mind as clare-bear, goes with a disturbance of life and taking the role of two lives, one being hers and the other being her mum's horrifying illness.
The actual fact of her mum and herself meeting in the kitchen every day without fail, being locked as an important role in both hers and her mum's heart.
However one heartful day when Clare-Bear arrives at the kitchen fridge with a total change of writing on the letter, and much more streams of tears from Clare-Bear with the note being said that her mum was taken into hospital but not surviving and had been told her fight against cancer suddenly gave up.
Back Cover Blurb by Harry...
The year is unknown.
The world is not normal.
Trees are red-fire burning in the twilight spectacular.
The sky is green fur, purring at the moon.
The stars glaze with bright honour.
The birds walk and mammals fly.
This world is not as it seems.
Only one boy can save the universe.
He must go on a perilous journey of unknown horror and truth.
And the path he takes will affect his friends and family.
You decide. You choose. His destiny.
The Universe is in your and his hands.
Live or Die?
THANKS FOR THESE BRILLIANT BITS OF WRITING!
MORE WORK TO FOLLOW!!!