Creative Consonance

In the morning the girls worked from their tick sheets; mathletics and reading. Poppy is considering a project on chimpanzees and did a little bit of research and then drew an amazing picture of a chimp! Skye was busily flicking through an encyclopedia.

Bfish dropped off J and then we called round to collect C and brother B on our way to Creative Writing. C is a school friend of Skye’s who has just begun her home education and brother B is considering it for himself and has taken time off school this week just to see! Anyway, arrived first and set up the hall with tables and chairs ready for Melanie. A good sized group turned up and with me bringing an extra 3 did seem like a large group! Melanie began by reading a Quentin Blake book ‘Amazing Daisy Artichoke’ which I had not read but was a lovely book. She got the children to think about the title and the use of consonance within it. She then gave some examples of consonance;

Happy Poppy
Big-eyed Skye (correctly pointed out by Michelle and confrmed by Katy this is actually an example of assonance – i was clearly not paying attention in class!)

Then she invited them to work in groups of 3 or 4 to create a character with each group member drawing an element of the character. They all had fun creating and naming their character choosing a surname carefully so that they had lots of words to rhyme it with for their story writing part. The girls worked with C and came up with ‘Whacky Wendy Timberlake’ and her daughter ‘Laughing Martha’!

They compiled a list of words rhyming with ‘lake’ from Timberlake and got writing. They created a very comical story which they were happy to share with the group at the end of the session.

Wacky Wendy Timberlake

Went to the doctors with a tummy ache

‘You have eaten too much cake’ exclaimed Dr Jake

Her favourite chocolate is Cadbury’s Flake

She dances around the garden with a rake

In her bag is her stripy blue and orange snake

She likes to wear fur coats, of course they are fake!

My Mum, Wacky Wendy Timberlake.

Creative Writing - Consonance

Hopefully C will pop round to spend some time turning their story into a book. It would be good to see the whole project through.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 00:26:05

    I’m only asking this as I read the link and isn’t the Skye example assonance?


  2. Katy
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 08:10:03

    Yes, assonance. is nice and clear for looking at poetry (but has an annoying stray apostrophe!). Thanks for taking J; he was very pleased with the poems he did :o)


  3. lecielrouge
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 08:30:05

    Thank you both – I stand corrected! May have to change blog title/contents! 🙂


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