I'm so bored of my typical literacy/back to school activities - I'm sure the kids are too. The kids love to write about their holidays but I want to come up with a new way of doing things. In the past we have created a list of questions together - and then they choose which to answer - things like @When were you brave?" or "what special meal did you have?"... but i've done this with them and it's time for something new. I've played with the idea of doing a 2 truths and a lie type activity, but have shied away from it as I don't want to be in a position where I am giving them advice about how to lie! Although, I think it could be quite light hearted fun.. maybe if I called it two facts and a fiction? but if anyone has any more refreshing ideas, I would love to hear & share! I am also cooking an idea about having the children write their news as a news programme, but in the past, I have seen that the children don't know news programme genre the way I though they would. I teach in an international school which might explain the lack of exposure.