Dinnington Community Primary School


Writing Activities (22/06/20-26/06/20)

Twisted tales

You may have seen these stories on the bookshelves in the shops- twisted tales- Old stories told from the perspectives of the stories villians. Another version of these stories tells the tale where the "hero" of the story isn't really a hero at all.  The main point of a twisted tale is to give the reader a fun alternative version of a well-known story. 


Watch this example of a twisted tale about the three little pigs. 



Now you have the idea, why don't you give it a try with a traditional tale you know really well. 


For example:


  • Write "Cinderella" from the point of view of one of the ugly sisters,


  • OR Write "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" from the point of view of the troll,


  • OR Write "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" from the point of view of Goldilocks


There are many fairy tales or traditional tales you may know to choose from.  Try to think about a story you know really well so that you know all the important details you should include int the story. 


Use the planning sheet below to think of some ideas for your twisted story. There is an example filled in to give you some ideas. 


For direct speech, remember:

-inverted commas around the words said out loud

-a capital letter to start the speech

-punctuation before the closing inverted commas

-a new paragraph for a new speaker

Can you even use the dialogue to move the story forward or tell us about the character?


"Hello!" bubbled the octopus from the pool of water in the sink.


"Err... Hello?" replied Harry in total confusion.  "How... Why.... Where have you come from?"


"Just visiting!" the pink creature responded with a smirk on his face.


Fronted Adverbials:

Don't forget your comma after the fronted adverbial!


Cautiously, Jane crept towards the edge of the platform and turned her head slowly to see her parents for the last time.  


Gleefully, the giant dipped his toes into the hot water as the poor bat held his breath to protect himself from the rancid smell.


Staring aimlessly into the distance, the scientist considered the future of his incredible invention.



Use these conjunctions in your stories.

Remember that if you use a subordinating conjunction to start your sentence, you need a comma after the subordinate clause.


When the the white cat's hand suddenly reached into the air, the tabby cat's heart sank as he knew that she would beat him yet again.


Before he knew it, night had fallen and he was alone yet again with only the air from his window for company.

A simile compares something to something else.  You might use "as ____ as" or "like ____".



A magical rabbit as white as snow glowed in the darkness.

A majestic griffin, sat like a king on a throne, contemplated his next move.