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The Russet Class Promise (Create your own version of the story with you as the main character)

In class, we often magpie the plot of a story, changing a few key details to put our own spin on it. This is a trick that all good writers use to help them with their story writing. The characters can change, the type of promise can change, but ultimately its a story about how a bag thief goes on to make the world they life in a nicer place (and themselves a nicer person). 


Write your own version of 'The Promise.' Think of a world that isn't a nice place to live in with something that can be done to make it a better place. One day a bag thief makes a promise but what will be in the bag (a litter picker, rubbish clearing bags, recipes to make food for the hungry.......the choices are endless!).


Don’t forget to:

  • make a story map/plan before you start writing.
  • write in neat joined-up handwriting
  • use ambitious vocabulary
  • write in paragraphs (about 6-8 sentences in each paragraph).
  • use capital letters at the start of sentences and for proper nouns (names of people and places).
  • get as many ‘Miss Coleman punctuation points as you can by using a variety of punctuation
  • finished? Don’t forget to edit and improve your work!


Create a front and back cover for your story and turn your writing into its own book!

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