Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing! : Inspiring Children Aged 7 - 11 book cover
1st Edition

Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing!
Inspiring Children Aged 7 - 11

ISBN 9781138298033
Published February 18, 2019 by Routledge
180 Pages

USD $28.95

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Book Description

Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing! Inspiring Children Aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to engage children in non-fiction writing, giving professionals the confidence and practical advice that they need to support children in producing quality non-fiction texts in the classroom.

Packed full of interesting ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores the various ways professionals can purposefully encourage ‘child authors’ to develop their non-fiction writing skills. Tried-and-tested resources, ‘Gold star!’ tips and practical suggestions are underpinned by research-informed teaching strategies and academic information to strengthen professional practice associated with the teaching of non-fiction writing.

By taking a stimulating approach to each text type and linking activities to known texts and stimuli, the book offers differentiated advice for working with children in Lower and Upper Key stage 2. Chapters consider text types that include:

  • Instructions
  • Persuasive texts
  • Non-chronological reports
  • Correspondence texts
  • Discussion texts

This new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will energise and enrich classroom provision and practice by being an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.

Table of Contents


Glossary and Abbreviations

Key Stage Bandings


Chapter 1 – Information Round Up: Non-Chronological Reports

Chapter 2 – Tell Me What to Do: Instructions

Chapter 3 – Tell Me How or Why: Explanations

Chapter 4 – The Powers of Persuasion: Persuasive Texts

Chapter 5 – It really happened: Newspaper reports

Chapter 6 – Do you agree? Discussion texts

Chapter 7 - Communicating with others: Correspondence texts

Chapter 8 - Budding Playwrights: Play scripts

Chapter 9 - A Point of Reference: Reference Texts

Chapter 10 - Personal Experiences: Recounts




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Emma Hughes-Evans is Assistant Head Teacher at a primary school in the West Midlands, UK.

Simon Brownhill is Lecturer in Education (Teaching and Learning) at the School of Education, University of Bristol, UK.