Stimulating Story Writing! Inspiring Children aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to inspire children to want to create stories and develop their story writing skills. This practical guide offers comprehensive and informed support for professionals to effectively engage ‘child authors’ in stimulating story writing activity.
Packed full of story ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores various ways professionals can help 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 complement and enrich existing writing provision in classrooms with strategies such as role play, the use of different technologies, and using simple open ended resources as story stimuli.
Separated into two sections and with reference to the Key Stage 2 curricula, this timely new text provides professionals 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 children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will be an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.
Table of Contents
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.
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"Separated into two sections and making reference to the Key Stage 2 curricula to facilitate planning, this timely new text provides professionals with tried and tested strategies and ideas that can be used with immediate effect. Chapters include: Creating characters, Colourful conflict, Inspired ideas and Openly stimulating the story. Easy to read, easy to implement, the book will give teachers a solid foundation for developing good story writing skills in pupils."- Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch