English Homework:
A Children's Story

©1998 Gareth Pitchford

Your mini-project this term is to write a short book for younger children. Think about aiming it at children aged between about four and six.

We have talked about children's books in school and I would like you to use your homework time this week to start the planning for your story.

Who is the story going to be about? You need to choose your main character carefully. Remember that children's books are often about animals, toys or young children.

Spend some time drawing your main character, deciding where the story is going to take place and thinking about what is going to happen in your story.