1st Edition

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

By Emma Hughes-Evans, Simon Brownhill Copyright 2019
    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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





    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.