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Year 2 - "The Magic Finger" Talk for Writing Topic

24 May 2018

"The Magic Finger" by Roald Dahl is a humorous, engaging story that Year 2 classes have loved sharing together. Using the 3 stages of the Talk for Writing process; imitation, innovation and invention find out how the book has been used as a stimulus for creative writing in this post by Mr Matthew Dudley.  

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Over the last couple of weeks, the children in Year 2 have been working hard to improve their writing, in our Talk for Writing unit, Extended Stories. The children began by learning the story The Magic Finger off by heart (imitation), both in class and as homework. They then began to edit and change different parts of the story (innovation). This week the children have begun to plan and write their own stories (invention), in which the main character accidentally puts a magic spell on someone which results in them waking up with a part of an animal’s body instead of their own! As you can see from the pictures, the children have loved this unit and have been working very hard to make themselves better than they were the day before.

Mr Matthew Dudley, Year 2 Teacher