I came across this idea for stories on a piece of software for a special needs pupil and thought that it had value for everybody. The idea is that the pupil is not put off creating a story because they have to write “at least two pages”! In this case, they have to compose a story but confining it to two words on each page. An illustration goes with each two-word page. This can be as much a challenge for well able pupils as well as for less able pupils. The story can be as long or as short as you wish. I made these stories into lovely books with both 3rd and 4th classes, however they can be done with almost any class. I’ve also included some examples of two word stories to read/show the pupils.
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