Thursday, 25 August 2016

Writing a back story!

Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning about how to write a 'back story' for a character in a story. This idea came from our visit from Des Hunt and we thought we would have a go writing Anastasia's back story.

The kids really got into it and have written some detailed back stories. Here are two for you to read...

Sup, I’m Anastacia, by the way before you get it wrong, it’s pronounced ‘star’ cia not ‘stay’ cia. Because I’m a STAR. Geddit. I’m from Los Angeles, I went to a private school there. Despite all those kids being spoilt by their rich parents I still had all the latest fashion, way before them. Ha, to have them call “me” spoilt, they were just jealous. I was born into a regular family as the only child in 2003, I grew up with a lot of pets. I have my pony, Stella. My cat Skip, and my pet rabbits Diamond, Fluffy, and Coco. Luckily they are being looked after by our family butler back in L.A, but I still miss them. Anyway, most of our holidays are to either places around America, but this is the first time I have left the country for a trip. I expected it to be like one of those tropical islands like on tv and the internet, but I didn’t expect to be visiting a volcano spotted island with hair ruining steam and pools of weird bubbling mud. But in some ways, it felt better to meet some friends and visit type of place that was new. Tropical countries are always talked about online, but not countries like this. VIsiting a new place was good, and I enjoyed it more than I expected.

That’s what made my first holiday away from America the best I will ever have.
By Jack

Hello my name is Anastasia and i was born in L.A. I am a 11 year old girl and recently moved to New Zealand for my dad's career. My mother chose my name Anastasia Paige Rae, she said that I would suit it. At first my father disagreed with her but he had Gabriella Leigh Duff and I didn't want that so my father agreed.
I am really talkative mum says my voice is like a broken record. My mum’s  a teacher at my school I reckon it’s a bit awkward having my mum teach at the same school as where I am.
My Father works as a movie director so that’s how I can see movies before they even come out.
At school I am the leader of my crew, All my friends adore me, I am all the teacher’s favourite well that’s what I think. When I first came to school I thought I was going to be a loner but then I made a lot of friends, I have even made a Best friend named Beckie. We hang out everyday and since then we became best friends. She asked me if I wanted to go on a trip with her and her family in Rotorua. I was a bit scared to say no but my Mom said just go it will be fun. So I went, When we arrived I stepped out the car and the smell “Pewww” it stinks like a dead seal. After awhile we got back in the car and drove to the cabin. We have arrived Beckie’s Mom had said. It was a big suprise me thinking it will be a condo like they are in L.A but not even. I asked for the Wifi password and the worst response i could have gotten, I got it. Beckie's mum had said “Sorry darling we don’t have internet here” I froze i almost had a tear drop coming out of my eye.   
By Grace