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CLIP 4468

Atmospheric writing (pt 1/6)

Atmospheric writing (pt 1/6)
Key Info
  • Atmospheric writing (pt 1/6)
  • Duration: 03:45
  • A class of children interview the author Michael Morpurgo. He explains he collects his ideas from all of the different places he has visited. The author reads the opening of his book 'The Ghost of Grania O'Malley'. The class teacher talks to the class about atmospheric writing and asks them to write a story called 'The Night'. The clip ends with a boy in the class, Danny struggling to come up with ideas for his story.
  • Subject:



    Writing a Story

  • Keywords: story, story writing, atmosphere, atmospheric writing, author, famous authors, Michael Morpurgo, story telling, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Can the children come up with ideas to help the struggling boy? What hints and tips could they give for good story telling?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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