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1st Edition

1001 Brilliant Writing Ideas
Teaching Inspirational Story-Writing for All Ages

ISBN 9780415447096
Published February 20, 2008 by David Fulton Publishers
88 Pages

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Book Description

How often do you hear your pupils cry 'what can I write about?'

1001 Brilliant Writing Ideas offers teachers endless ideas and inventive suggestions, opening up new opportunities for creative writing lessons. With over 1000 different ‘story-starters’ across a vast range of genres and narrative styles, this versatile book provides food for thought for pupils of a wide range of ages and abilities.

This highly practical and richly illustrated photocopiable resource

  • Addresses the ‘blank mind’ dilemma, offering pupils a plethora of story-writing ideas and suggestions
  • Enables teachers to inspire pupils who struggle with creative writing
  • Provides prompts to set ideas into motion, whilst leaving plenty of scope for original and creative thought
  • Challenges pupils, encouraging them to use higher level thinking skills
  • Offers mix and match stimulus pieces which can be used independently or put together to give pupils more or less support as required

Any teacher whose inventiveness is flagging, and whose pupils are running out of ideas, will find this an essential classroom resource.

Table of Contents

1. Pleasurable and Preposterous Plots to Ponder 2. Absurdities  3. Nature: Wild and Wonderful  4. Curious Combinations  5. Story Starters  6. Menagerie Muses  7. Adventures in Space  8. Charismatic Characters  9. Unusual Perspectives  10. Fabulous and Fanciful Fashions  11. Sinister Scallywags, Vexatious Villains, Rogues and Rascals  12. If I Could  13. Myriad of Mixes  14. Sticky Situations  15. Tantalising Titles  16. Perky Pets  17. Ghostly, Ghoulish and Ghastly  18. Sea and Sky  19. Delightful and Delicious Delicacies  20. World of Wizardry, Wicked Witches and Magic  21. Fairies and Fantasies  22. Marvellous Music  23. Journeys Far and Wide  24. Sensational Settings  25. Fearless Friends and Formidable Foes  26. Sleeping and Dreaming  27. Wonderful World of Science  28. Myths and Mysteries  29. A Final Few

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Ron Shaw has many years of classroom experience and is the author of more than 40 books helping primary and secondary school students to improve their thinking skills.