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Literacy - inspired by Jack Gantos

Published Thursday, March 03, 2011.
Last updated: Thursday, March 03, 2011

Due in Monday 7th March

Yesterday Jack Gantos, a children's author, visited us to talk about his work. He told us some very funny stories about his childhood. He also told us that the best way to get inspiration to become a writer is to write a journal. So today your job is to create a map, Jack Gantos style, which can be the starting point for some story telling and writing about your life. Here is Jack's map.....

Create a map of where you live, including places and characters. How about the noodle stall down the road and the noisy but very friendly gang of soi dogs that hang around the building entrance? Just ideas.....

Optional Extension

Here is Jack's list of story ideas.  

Create your own list. If I was making my own list, I would get rid of sisters because I do not have one. I would use older brothers for ideas as I have one (remember older brothers , always be nice to your younger sisters). You could start a journal (also called diary!)


Comment By Fah 

I'm looking forward to do the map!!!

Published on Thursday, March 03, 2011
Comment By Shayomi 5J 

I'm looking forward to everything!

Published on Thursday, March 03, 2011
Comment By Charisse 5J 

Jack Gantos's map is so awesome!
Not Like MINE!:(

He is really creative.

Published on Thursday, March 03, 2011
Comment By gloy 

But miss Jo my houser is huge i just finished it but my hands are going to fall off not really but you get what i mean. i had to create two maps for the whole place im going to do
(not just my house)

Published on Thursday, March 03, 2011
Comment By leo 

so am I

Published on Thursday, March 03, 2011
Comment By Grace 

I really liked the author that came to the black box yesterday. He was so funny!

Published on Thursday, March 03, 2011
Comment By Ronald 

You said always be nice to your younger sisters but i'm never nice to my younger sister.

Published on Thursday, March 03, 2011
Comment By Charisse 5J  

My map is so messy but detailed!!!!!!!

Published on Friday, March 04, 2011
Comment By Grace 

Yeah. You have to see my map. It is so messy you can't even read a word!

Published on Monday, March 07, 2011