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‘Random’ Stories
‘Random’ stories

This final chapter offers the reader a random collection of Ideas which are designed to energise and stimulate children's story writing across the 3–11 age range. Varied in their nature and purpose, these Ideas serve as an interesting set of suggestions for teachers to dip into, offering them to children as either one-off story writing opportunities, Weekend Work tasks with parent/carer support, or special story writing assignments (for examples see http://tinyurl.com/cjcczy).

The first Idea in the chapter – Slice of life stories – uses a metaphorical knife to ‘cut out’ everyday events in characters' lives (real/imagined) in an attempt to help children (7–11) break the bounds of conventional narrative writing. Punctuation stories is an Idea that was developed in response to the writing ...

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