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A ship is heading for the rocks, but the light house is not working. The Lighthouse keeper tries in vain to get the lamp working. Something unexpected happens and the light house becomes bright again.

Writing Tasks for Lighthouse

  • Write a newspaper story of the event
  • Include interviews with lighthouse keeper, villagers and men from the boat
  • Create a story board of key events.
  • Write own story where the problem is solved in a different way


Taking Flight

After being dropped off with his 'boring, old Grandpa' one boy's dismay is turned into a thrilling adventure through the power of a shared imagination, a 'Radio-Flyer' and a story telling Grandpa. When Dad returns will the fun be over?

Activities linked to 'Taking Flight'

  • Plot how Tony is feeling at key points in the film. 
  • Describe one of the adventures in detail.  Start with the line, "I was travelling in the 'Radio-Flyer; when... "
  • In the film we do not see the alien, in your narrative Tony could meet one of them.  Describe the alien, create the dialogue that is had between the alien, Tony and Grandpa. 
  • Retell the story from Dad's point of view.  How does he feel when he sees the two of them so dirty?  What goes through his mind to change his mood?
  • Continue the narrative and add in your own adventure. 
Choose 2 or 3 of the activities to complete. You can do them on paper - or use 2createastory on Purple Mash!