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Writing Challenge

This week our writing challenge will be to write another narrative or story. The idea for your story is ‘Message in a Bottle’.


Your story could be about a person who write a message in a bottle or a person who finds one.


  • Where was the bottle found?
  • Where did it come from?
  • What does the message say?
  • What happens to the person who reads the message?

Think about the following:


  • Who are your characters?
  • Where is your story set?
  • What is the problem or complication and how will it be solved?
  • How will your story end?


Remember to plan, write, read, edit and publish:


  • Plan your story with a beginning, middle and end. How are you going to hook the reader at the start? You could write down notes, draw a picture or create a storyboard.
  • Organise your ideas into paragraphs.
  • Choose your words carefully to entertain the reader.
  • Write in sentences. Think about some of the things we have used in class like inverted commas or fronted adverbials.
  • Pay attention to your spelling and punctuation.
  • Read, check and edit your work carefully.
  • Decide how you are going to publish your story: writing it out, typing it, making a book?