‘This is a fantastic book which provides creative and practical suggestions of how to engage all children in writing’

- Sarah Martin-Denham, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Sunderland

This book is a practical guide designed to stimulate story writing in the early years and primary classroom. It offers a collection of novel and effective Ideas which can be used by educators to energise, excite and motivate children to willingly write stories across the 3–11 age phase.

Each chapter offers creative and innovative Ideas to get children writing stories, including:

how to help children ‘see the point’ of story writing; how speaking and listening, reading and phonics can be utilised to enhance written stories; how technology can facilitate refreshing story writing; how story writing can be physically interactive.

By combining theory with practice, this book is ideal for those training to teach the 3 to 11 age range, those beginning their teaching career, and those who are established in their professional role.

Simon Brownhill is Senior Teaching Associate at the University of Cambridge.



Consider this …

The children immediately noticed the Mission Impossible theme tune playing on the CD player as they came into class from morning play. Miss Henley, their class teacher, was sitting on the chair by the book area so the children quickly assembled together on the carpet in front of her. As the final exclamations of the theme tune died away there was a rapid knock-knock-knock on the classroom door and in walked the Head teacher, carrying a large puffy brown envelope.

‘This has just arrived for your class, Miss Henley!’ said the Head. ‘It was sent Special Delivery! I was instructed to bring it straight to your classroom.’

‘Oh – thank you,’ said Miss Henley, puzzled, as the Head teacher turned and quickly walked out ...

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