Using Video Games as a Stimulus for Writing

As a teacher and an avid gamer I like to have my children excited and in awe of what I teach. There are many tools out there but video games are a great way to immerse children. So in the spirit of engaging and exciting the children Year 4 used one of their favourite games, which had an exciting and intriguing introduction, as a story writing stimulus. Year 4 staff planned a sequence of lessons with the intention of getting the children to develop their vocabulary, specifically their use of adjectives and adverbs. The lessons took place over the course of a week and a half. To get them into the right frame of mind they listened to the ambient soundtrack, watched the play-through of the first few minutes of the game and wrote the story in draft and then typed and illustrated it. We converted the finished files into the pdf format so parents could put it on their Kindle, ipads, iphones etc and read them on the go. Here are the stories the children wrote from Archimedes.

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chloe fantasy story FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 257.3 KB
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Hayden SHADOW OF COLOSSUS FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 380.3 KB
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Story of the colossus by Harry f FINAL.p
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The dark colossus by Amelia FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 964.3 KB
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The Dark Colossus by Martha FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 427.5 KB
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The Forbidden Land by Anya FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 483.4 KB
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the Forbidden Land by Daniel FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 410.7 KB
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The Forbidden Land by Natasha FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 332.0 KB
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The long journey to the truth by georgia
Adobe Acrobat Document 299.1 KB
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The Mysteries of the Colossus-Callum FIN
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The Mysterious Land by Elliot FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 205.2 KB
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THE SHADOW OF THE MIGHTY COLOSSUS by Nan
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB
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The Story of the Colossus by Summer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 205.7 KB
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Harry fantasy story FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 476.3 KB
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Jacod and the Henarly by Imie FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 305.1 KB
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The Colossus Franki FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 655.5 KB
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The Dark Colossus by Hannah FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 194.0 KB
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THE FORBIDAN LAND BY EMMA FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB
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The Forbidden Land by Audrey FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 464.3 KB
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The Forbidden Land by Jessie FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 330.1 KB
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The Forbidden Land by Thomas FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 302.6 KB
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the magical land by Harvey FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 243.3 KB
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The Mysterious Land by Daniella FINAL.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 364.3 KB
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The Mystery Of The Colossus Land by Oliv
Adobe Acrobat Document 424.1 KB
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The Story of Androyus by Amy FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 61.7 KB
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the Witch's Potion by Baileigh FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 226.5 KB