‘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.
This chapter offers the reader an interesting collection of Ideas that are based around the notion of ‘location’. This is an important theme, particularly as it relates to the key story element of setting, which is made up of two parts: time and place (location) – see http://tinyurl.com/ygmgm5a for further details.
The first half of the chapter considers familiar locations which children encounter during their ‘working week’ at school. The initial Idea – Carpet stories – offers children an interesting ‘low-level’ location for them to write their stories at. Table-top stories suggest different ways for children to work at tables in the classroom, considering different ways for using table tops to display children's writing efforts. Playground stories identify incidences that occur outside the ...