The Story Maker is an innovative manual designed to help children aged 4-11 write creatively. Packed with original colour illustrations, the book is full of handy tips and guidance that will inspire children of all abilities to write their own stories and broaden their vocabulary.
Each chapter focuses on a key element of story writing; for example story types, settings, characters, feelings and time. The chapters contain writer’s tips and easy-to-implement suggestions, as well as interactive activities designed to help children practise using new vocabulary. Introductory material on narrative planning explores story development and guides children to shape their own stories
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The updated third edition of this inspiring resource can be used by teachers and parents to develop children’s creative writing and help support National Curriculum Literacy objectives in Key Stages 1 and 2.
"The book has just the right approach to encourage children, and the ideas will be useful for parents working at home with their children, as well as within schools; the book is also suitable for older children to use independently (and includes a separate introduction for them), making it even more versatile. A really excellent and practical book, brimful with ideas."— Parents in Touch