How do YOU think that the sugar glider learnt to fly? (By the way: a sugar glider is a rather cute, nocturnal, gliding possum). Year 7 student Alex has created a fascinating Dreamtime story, complete with illustrations, for her humanities class. She introduces her work by writing…
“It is important to honour how Aboriginal people told stories so that their traditions continue to be passed down through the generations and can be kept alive. As the Dreamtime stories are not fictional and are a belief for the Aboriginal people then it was a different exercise for me to write this as a fictional story.
The most difficult and fun part, by far, was writing the rhymes while also progressing with the story. I find it easiest to work in no particular order. I started by thinking of a plot, sectioning it into what I wanted to happen on each page, then I came up with the rhyming words before writing the sentences that go with them. When creating a story, it is good to get any ideas down on paper before you forget them and work on whatever page you have an idea for, not necessarily in chronological order.”
Some good use of high impact vocabulary “chronology” too. Well done Alex!
So, sit back, turn up the volume and relax – click here to listen to and watch the story of “How the sugar glider learnt to fly”