2 Main character/s
3 Other character/s
6 Random Language Feature
Pupils ‘spin’ each of the eight parts of the machine (up to three times) to reveal a HUGE range of genre-appropriate ideas.
When ALL eight parts have been ‘spun’ the story machine collates all of the ideas into one printable sheet which can be used as a stimulus for a science fiction story.
It’s NOT prescriptive – pupils can include as many of the ideas as they wish but they don’t have to include all of them. Whether they include a few or every one they certainly will be learning a great deal about the genre.