Monday, 7 December 2015

Dipdap Writing Prompt

As the father of an eleven-month-old baby, I've recently become aware of CBeebies. For me, one programme has stood out. I can't get enough of Dipdap. No words, an animation and a story to follow in a about three minutes. Brilliant! 
Copyright owners: I'd love to add a Dipdap image here. May I?

"Series in which a drawn line creates endless challenges and surprises for the unsuspecting little character, Dipdap"

As I watched it more, I realised its potential for using it as a writing prompt in class:
- narrative voiceover of what's happening on screen;
- character descriptions;
- pause the video and predict what might happen next;
- write a script of an episode;
- plan an episode;
- film an animation in a similar style.

I will use this to accompany the Film Narrative unit of English work in Year Five. There are numerous copies of Dipdap episodes on YouTube. I'm unsure of which, if any are there with the permission of the creators of Dipdap and have therefore not included any in this post.

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea - can also see applications for its use in Primary Assemblies too. Thank you for sharing.