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Creative Writing

 

Silly sentences

 

Go to your bookshelf and pick a book that you have already read. Go to a chapter in the middle of the book and pick a page from that chapter. Scan the page and pick 10 descriptive words from the text, write  them down and use a thesaurus to write down five synonyms and antonyms for that word.

 

Once you have recorded all the words your challenge is to create 8 sentences using the most interesting words you have recorded.

Writing a Podcast

 

podcast is an audio file that users can stream or download and listen to. Podcasts can cover almost every topic imaginable. Crime series are very popular, but people also love podcasts on current affairs, comedy and sport. 'Podcast' is a combination of the words ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’.

Podcasts are akin to traditional radio shows in some ways. For example, podcast series often feature a permanent host or hosts. They often discuss different topics each week or have new guests on for each episode. 

 

 

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Task 1

You will be producing your own podcast.

You will need a podcast name and interesting topics to talk about.

Write a script for your podcast using the following pointers:

1. Firstly, your listeners will want to know the local and national news! You will create a section of your podcast to inform them of any news happening or anything interesting to you. You will need to find news that you think your listeners will be interested in. Use Newsround to help you. www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

 

2. Second part of your podcast script, choose a favourite story or poem to retell as interestingly as you can. This could be a fairy tale, a story you have read, a game you have played at home, a poem you have looked at... anything!

 

3. Thirdly, share something you have learnt recently. Whether it is a new cooking skill or art technique, a skill around the house or a song that you have learnt. 

 

4. Finish off with a relaxing tone and a positive thought. Perhaps your listeners are having trouble sleeping? Perhaps they are feeling stressed? What can you do to cheer them up or relax them? Try meditation or breathing - even playing some serene music for them or reading some poetry. 

 
Extension:
  • What is a jingle?
  • When to we hear them?
  • What makes an effective jingle

 

A jingle is a short slogan, verse, or tune designed to be easily remembered, especially as used in advertising. Jingles are a form of sound branding. A jingle contains one or more hooks and meaning that explicitly promote the product or service being advertised, usually through the use of one or more advertising slogans.

 

Using some computer generated sound effects or anything you have lying around the house, can you come up with a short jingle or backing track to introduce your podcast? Then you can record it on a device and send it in to Mr Howes!  

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