Helps teachers include multimodal approaches in writing instruction, demonstrates how to build a supportive classroom environment for analyzing visual and audiovisual texts, and includes a CD-ROM.


In This Section

  • writing from pictures in the mind
  • using the Multimodal Planning and Teaching Sequence for narrative
  • how words and images work together to create stories
  • Classroom account: Making illustrated play scripts in Year 2
  • visual prompts for flexible planning
  • mapping narratives
  • telling the backstory
  • developing character and dialogue
  • creating atmosphere and narrative tension
  • shaping ideas into episodes
  • structuring heroic adventure stories
  • Writing and Film
  • pacing narratives with graphic frames
  • the whole story
  • Classroom account: The full story: making picture books for younger readers in Years 3/4.

Pictures in the Mind

Many children use their experience of visual texts to give them inspiration for writing. Picture books, film, still images, graphic novels and computer games can be a rich source for imaginative writing, offering models of settings, character and plot as scaffolds. Sometimes, however, the images can stay within the ...

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