Join Catriona Lexy Campbell for an exciting and entertaining event in Gaelic. Catriona performs three stories; Na Caraidean by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb, Acrachan - a’ bhiast a dh’itheas sgudal! by Chae Strathie and Ben Cortand Dè an uair a tha e, a Mhgr Madadh? by Debi Gliori, and will engage your pupils in some fantastic creative writing activities. The event is hosted by De-a-Nis presenter Derek Macintosh.
If you only do one thing
We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could complete with your class before or after watching the broadcast.
Write a book as a team LIT 0-09a, LIT 1-20a, LIT 1-22a, LIT 1-26a, LIT 0-31a, EXA 1-03a
Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb worked together to create Na Caraidean, and Chae Strathie and Ben Cort wrote Acrachan - a’ bhiast a dh’itheas sgudal! together; one writing the text and the other creating images. Explain the concept of an author and illustrator to your pupils. You could also talk about translation and how these books have been translated into Gaelic and explain the role of a translator.
Ask each pupil to come up with a character. You could ask them to come up with a robot character, or an animal. Pupils can come up with names– this is a good chance to introduce alliteration. Ask them to imagine a few details about the character – something they love to do, a food they like, a special ability, and so on.
Ask pupils to imagine all these characters go to school together. Ask each pupils to draw and write a few sentences about their character. Next ask pupils to write a short story about something which happens to their character during the school day. Collect these character profiles and stories together as a book.
For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning(this will open in a new window) website.