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The Runaway Chapati

Story Inventors!

In Literacy, we have been reading the story of The Runaway Chapati. The children noticed how similar it was to the story of The Gingerbread Man. We have learnt to tell the story using our class story map and by putting actions to some keywords. Later in the week we wanted to change the main character to create a new version of the story. First, we generated some ideas on what the main character could be. Next, we voted for our favourite idea. After that, we edited the main story map to include our new character. We then talked about whether the repeated refrain "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't put me in your frying pan" needed to change.

Oak Class' new character was a 'cupcake'. One of the children suggested a new rhyme for the cupcake. "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't put me in your mouth or your hand."

Willow Class' new character was a sausage. The children decided that sausages could be cooked in a pan, so we didn't need to change the repeated refrain. 

Finally, we re-told the story using our new characters.