1st Edition

Stimulating Emerging Story Writing! Inspiring children aged 3–7

By Simon Brownhill Copyright 2016
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    Stimulating Emerging Story Writing! Inspiring Children aged 3-7 offers innovative and exciting ways to inspire young children to want to create stories and develop their emerging story writing skills. This practical guide offers comprehensive and informed support for professionals to effectively engage ‘child authors’ in stimulating story writing activities.

    Packed full of story ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores the various ways professionals can help young children to develop the six key elements of story, these being character, setting, plot, conflict, resolution and ending. All of the ideas in the book are designed to support a setting’s daily writing provision such as mark making opportunities, role play and using simple open ended play resources.

    Separated into two sections and with reference to the EYFS and Key Stage 1 curricula, this timely new text provides practitioners with tried and tested strategies and ideas that can be used with immediate effect. Chapters include:

    • Creating Characters
    • The Plot Thickens
    • Inspired Ideas
    • Resourcing the Story Stimulation

    This timely new text is the perfect guide for inspiring young children aged 3-7 in the classroom and will be an essential resource for practitioners, teachers and students on both early years and teacher training courses.

    Glossary  Key Stage Bandings  Introduction  Section One: Story Elements  1. Creating Characters  2. Super Settings  3. The Plot Thickens  4. Colourful Conflict  5. Resolving the Problem  6. All’s Well That Ends Well  Section Two: Stimulating Emerging Story Writing Provision and Preactice  7. Inspired Ideas  8. Resourcing the Story Stimulation  9. Opening Stimulating the Story  10. Getting Started Conclusion


    Simon Brownhill is a Senior Teaching Associate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK.

    "The ideas are easy to apply and can be readily used in any Early Years setting, regardless of the experience of the practitioner - the book clearly defines the ideas for FS and KS1, with reference to the EYFS and Key Stage 1 curricula. Chapters include: Creating Characters; The Plot Thickens; Inspired Ideas; Resourcing the Story Stimulation and Getting Started. Extensive references allow teachers to do further research and will stimulate even more ideas. Perfect for new and experienced teachers, this will become a go-to resource, perfect to have to hand when planning lessons." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch