Developing Thinking Skills Through Creative Writing: Story Steps for 9-12 Year Olds is a practical and easy-to-use teacher resource helping children across a wide age and ability range to develop the skills necessary to write more effectively. Step-by-step instructions encourage children to tackle tasks of increasing difficulty while broadening their knowledge and experiences of fictional genres.
With chapters separated into distinct genres: ghost story, fantasy, science fiction, history, pirate story, thriller and Gothic horror, this book:
Adaptable to different teaching situations, this book offers the opportunity for teachers to work through the book genre by genre or take a 'skills route' with different activities from different chapters to create their own programme of study. Fully illustrated and supporting the requirements of the National Curriculum, Developing Thinking Skills Through Creative Writing is a valuable aid for all Key Stage 2 teachers.
Introduction; Chapter 1: Writing a Ghost Story; Chapter 2: Writing a Fantasy Story; Chapter 3: Writing a Science Fiction Story; Chapter 4: Writing a History Story; Chapter 5: Writing a Pirate Story; Chapter 6: Writing a Thriller Story; Chapter 7: Writing a Gothic Horror Story; Chapter 8: General Tips When Teaching Writing; Story Steps Vocabulary; Story Steps Checklist; References and Resources