Littlescribe: Atticus Van Tasticus

Littlescribe: Atticus Van Tasticus by North Richmond Public School

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North Richmond Public School took part in Littlescribe's co-author program with Andrew Daddo.

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Richmond North Public School students took part in the Littlescribe co-author program - students using the first two pages of Andrew Daddo's Atticus Van Tasticus to start their own story.

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Richmond North Public School student Emily said she enjoyed continuing the pirate and coming up with new characters.

"I learnt not to give up when the writing was hard and to edit the story so that it was interesting and fun to read for me," Emily said.

North Richmond Public School student Emily with a copy of the book the students wrote based on Andrew Daddo's Atticus Van Tasticus.

North Richmond Public School student Emily with a copy of the book the students wrote based on Andrew Daddo's Atticus Van Tasticus.

What is Littlescribe's co-author program?

The Littlescribe co-author program has allowed thousands of students to collaborate with authors like Andrew Daddo to create their own published storybooks.

This is one of 60 programs and is often chosen as the teachers use it to explore and learn about other countries. Students weave their own creative story while layering local and overseas locations experience into the story.

The diverse characters and their nuances provide a model for students to create their own 'pirates' personalities as they play with language, build vocab and tension as their stories unfold.

Every co-author program includes 10 lesson plans, worksheets, videos and modelled work for both students and teachers to use as they create, edit and publish their own 12 page book.

But the real magic happens when you see the expression on the student's faces as they see someone else turn the pages of their story.

"To get the chance to share our own raw, very real process of writing is powerful for kids... pick up a pencil, I can't wait to write with you," Mr Daddo said.

  • Go to Littlescribe.com for more information. Atticus Van Tastics is available at all good bookstores.

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