Supertato writing a book

Use this as the opening for your own story. We also make a BIG deal about celebrating our writing. Could you create a new book about him. We experimented with a kitchen and a city but finally agreed on a shop.

We talked a lot about the story and did story maps so the children became very familiar with the plot and the characters.

Create a character profile for Supertato. The children love the approach — actions, drama, text maps and boxing up. Get your buns and sandwiches ready.

Supertato: Evil Pea Rules!

Talk for Writing has transformed the quality of my teaching and their learning. We are taking it seriously as a whole school approach and already it has made a considerable difference.

Make your own Supertato

I found the entire day truly inspirational. So, even though our books are quite simple, it takes lots of time, experimentation and fierce debate to create a character and to create the right world for it to live in — and decide on what will happen to it.

Silly and innovative plus engaging. But this time, the T. Place a strip of black electrical tape around the middle of the potato. If you are interested, I have video interviews with year 11 students who used the approach and found it enormously helpful.

What special powers does he have. But who or what should this character be. Our egg needed three coats of paint. He came up with the idea from beginning to end in about and hour and we started scribbling.

One of the things we realised about each other on our early dates was that we loved to laugh. Retell the story from the point of view of Supertato or the evil pea. I am fully in support of, and excited by, the work that Access2books are doing. This was the answer and as I began to work with aspects of this approach I started to feel as of this was the magic wand I had been looking for to move my students and me onwards to the land of written mathematical communication.

I've just come across this e-learning course which might be useful for you. I observed who was going into the area, and what they were doing. Sue Hendra and her daughter, Wanda, are the centre of attraction, posing for pictures and signing copies of the books as well as illustrating how to make Norman the Slug and put faces on him.

Our character started life in a garden; living half way down a compost heap. This is a pacey read. Children who only wrote odd words then wrote pages. I used your boxing up activity today and also instructed them to be word thieves and select sections from the modelled piece of text that they could use in a letter I wanted them to write.

I feel a tingly warm fuzzy feeling when I see my gorgeous gaggle led on their tummies writing on clip boards!. Ideas for literacy and numeracy which I used with Reception children. It was an excellent book which especially engaged the boys.

The planning ideas are in word format but the resources are all created using active inspire so you will need this to open them.4/4(1). Great books for you book lists For those of you that like the look of supertato I found these fab potato people that look great fun and again could encourage some great writing!

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The guy to call when the chips are down! #world-book-day Menu. Browse. Search. FREE books for your school Supertato Award-winning author/illustrator by Sue Hendra (author Macmillan etc, illustrating and writing picture books.

She has now been working as an illustrator and author for fifteen years and still loves it. When she met Paul Linnet she found another twit with a silly sense of humour so they fell in love and started writing and illustrating together and came up with bestsellers such as Barry the Fish with Fingers, Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, and Supertato/5.

Recommended reads: ages 5–7

The cheeky story of Supertato’s small green nemesis. Psst! Here’s a secret. Stories need heroes – but they also need villains to cause chaos. Step up the Evil Pea. This is a book full of jokes, as well as a reflection on children's natural curiosity and how it should be heeded, given the importance of the things that Ug dreams of and asks for.

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Supertato writing a book
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