Thursday, 6 April 2017

Collaborative Writing

Today we ditched our writing books and decided to do our writing in teams. This was a first for many of us, and we did lots of learning around sharing, taking turns, staying focused and being brave.

First we were given a 'sea creature' to brainstorm. We had to write down all the describing words (adjectives) we could think of to describe our creature. Look at us writing all by ourselves!

We then shared our thoughts with the rest of the class to see if they could help us add more ideas to our brainstorms.

After that Mrs Turner showed us a little 'game' or 'riddle' called WHO AM I? 
She had written some clues for us and we had to guess what was under the flap. We were pretty clever at guessing hers, so she told us to write our own clues. Can you see us all taking part?

We did such an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G job with this writing that we then had some VERY special visitors come and test out our 'riddles'. Look at Mrs Driver AND Mrs Steel trying to solve the riddles that we wrote. Do you think they look impressed?

Annnnnd... Do you know the coolest thing? Later in the day (while Mrs Turner was taking groups for Reading), Ryan and Anoji felt inspired enough to write their very own Who am I description. WAY TO GO GUYS - you were putting your new skills into practice straight away!

Team 8, you are such super stars, and once again I am super proud of you! We will definitely be trying collaborative writing again soon. 


Here are our Riddles... 
Can you guess what we are?????


  1. Jiayu Jerry HUAN9:47 am

    sharing, taking turns, staying focused and being brave. Great!

  2. Anonymous11:19 am

    Wow Team 8 - what amazing things you are doing here. Using describing words, writing clues and sharing your work with Mrs Driver and Mrs Steel! Very impressive.
    Melissa (Maddie's mum)

  3. Thank you for inviting me to Team 8 to read your writing. You really had me thinking hard to guess your sea creature! I like the way that you explained very clearly the process of what you did with big words like "brainstorm". I love how you were so proud of your writing and that you enjoyed this process. I can't wait to visit again to see your learning Team 8.

  4. Well the Best Team 8 EVER I liked reading your poems. Well Done