Boost Creative Writing Planning Sheets to Support Writers in Years 5 6

The sheets cover a range of writing genres, from stories and poems to book reviews and newspaper reports. Written by Judith Thornby, an experienced Learning Support Coordinator, the sheets have been extensively trialled and tested.

Author: Judith Thornby


ISBN: 1783170603

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 68

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Boost Creative Writing for 9-11 Year Olds addresses the Year 5 and Year 6 Programmes of Study for writing composition in the new (2014) National Curriculum for England. The activities provide additional reinforcement of key skills for slower learners and a structured framework to enable them to talk about their writing. SEN pupils and slower learners need extra support to help them to become confident writers. The structured planning sheets in Boost Creative Writing provide SEN pupils with non-prescriptive writing scaffolds, giving them the support they need. The sheets cover a range of writing genres, from stories and poems to book reviews and newspaper reports. Written by Judith Thornby, an experienced Learning Support Coordinator, the sheets have been extensively trialled and tested. They have been shown to boost children's writing skills, give pupils confidence and make them believe that they can write. While designed for SEN pupils these sheets can, and have, been used by pupils of all abilities.

Getting Children Writing

Story Ideas for Children Aged 3 to 11 Simon Brownhill. Idea 6.5: Networking stories Suggested age group: 9-year-olds to 11-year-olds Explanation: Ask the children you work with if they have a Facebook or Twitter account and this is ...

Author: Simon Brownhill

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781446281628

Category: Education

Page: 304

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'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.

Improving Teaching and Learning In the Core Curriculum

All of a sudden four years to increase national average scores by 17 per cent didn't look quite as ambitious. ... and British 911-year-olds indicated superior performance by British pupils in spelling, use of tenses and story writing.

Author: Professor Kate Ashcroft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135709471

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Focusing on the core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science, the book addresses the political agenda in which the core curriculum takes place, and provides practical information and guidance on teaching the three subjects. The book briefly traces the history of these core subjects, examines what is meant by 'curriculum knowledge', takes apart the classroom and educational issues before offering advice on handling curriculum change and tackling new approaches to teaching. It helps teachers develop their skills through enquiry tasks, case studies, questions and suggested further reading.

Real World Writers A Handbook for Teaching Writing with 7 11 Year Olds

The example shown could be typical of a 911 year old writer. You'll see that it begins by addressing the writer herself. You've read over 40 books this year Emma. Your favourite one though has been One, a story about conjoined twins.

Author: Ross Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074338

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Real-World Writers shows teachers how they can teach their pupils to write well and with pleasure, purpose and power. It demonstrates how classrooms can be transformed into genuine communities of writers where talking, reading, writing and sharing give children confidence, motivation and a sense of the relevance writing has to their own lives and learning. Based on their practical experience and what research says is the most effective practice, the authors share detailed guidance on how teachers can provide writing study lessons drawing on what real writers do and how to teach grammar effectively. They also share a variety of authentic class writing projects with accompanying teacher notes that will encourage children to use genres appropriately, creatively and flexibly. The authors’ simple yet comprehensive approach includes how to teach the processes and craft knowledge involved in creating successful and meaningful texts. This book is invaluable for all primary practitioners who wish to teach writing for real.

Developing Thinking Skills Through Creative Writing

Developing Thinking Skills Through Creative Writing: Story Steps for 9–12 Year Olds is a practical and easy-to-use teacher resource helping children across a wide age and ability range to develop the skills necessary to write more ...

Author: Steve Bowkett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429639159

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Developing Thinking Skills Through Creative Writing: Story Steps for 9-12 Year Olds is a practical and easy-to-use teacher resource helping children across a wide age and ability range to develop the skills necessary to write more effectively. Step-by-step instructions encourage children to tackle tasks of increasing difficulty while broadening their knowledge and experiences of fictional genres. With chapters separated into distinct genres: ghost story, fantasy, science fiction, history, pirate story, thriller and Gothic horror, this book: Offers a summary at the start of each chapter to help teachers select the relevant activities. Covers multiple aspects of storytelling from narrative structure, plots, characters and settings to vocabulary, word choice, sentence structure and punctuation. Provides a cross referencing grid showing which aspects of writing appear in each chapter. Includes guidance notes, extension activities and general tips. Adaptable to different teaching situations, this book offers the opportunity for teachers to work through the book genre by genre or take a 'skills route' with different activities from different chapters to create their own programme of study. Fully illustrated and supporting the requirements of the National Curriculum, Developing Thinking Skills Through Creative Writing is a valuable aid for all Key Stage 2 teachers.

Teaching with Technologies

The PC game 'Myst' creates an imaginary, immersive, multimedia landscape that learners were invited to explore, as a form of stimulus, prior to conducting creative writing. Through encouraging the learners aged 911 years to describe ...

Author: Sarah Younie

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335246199

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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This book provides a baseline for effective technology practice, offering a comprehensive overview of theory, research and practice. In particular the book: Brings together research findings to provide an evidence based approach to using technology in the classroom Provides an understanding of how technologies can and should inform teaching and learning Highlights effective practice As well as capturing the extensive developments in this field over the last three decades the book identifies ‘what works’ with technology and education. There is detailed consideration of how technology can enhance learning and inform pedagogic approaches together with examples. This not only informs but, most importantly, allows teachers to develop their practice in order to incorporate and exploit the affordances of educational technologies, providing a sound theoretical underpinning to classroom practice with technologies. Significantly the book urges educators to embrace new ways of working using technologies to support knowledge sharing and building. It also looks ahead and reports teachers’ views of schools of the future, where learners and teachers may work flexibly through a curriculum that is personalised and focused on 21st century needs. Teaching with Technologies is essential reading for busy teachers and students who wish to gain an informed overview of the key issues pertaining to technology and education. “This is a very timely book reminding us of the complex history of technology integration into teaching and learning in this country, as well as giving an overview of current practice, and providing a prescient look to the future.” Dr Chris Higgins, formerly Principal Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, UK “The manner in which UK teachers and students have, and are currently, engaging with digital technologies across the curriculum and at all levels of schooling is clearly presented and, together with links to research and classroom practice, is a major strength of the book.” Anthony Jones, ICT in Education and Research, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Encyclopedia of Creativity

If this kind of learning occurs in creative tasks, rewarding novelty on Task A should increase novel responding on Task B, whereas initially rewarding familiar, ... Self-praise by 8- and 9-year olds increased diversity in story writing.

Author: Steven R. Pritzker

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080548500

Category: Psychology

Page: 1663

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The Encyclopedia of Creativity is the sourcebook for individuals seeking specialized information about creativity and motivation. Subjects include theories of creativity, techniques for enhancing creativity, individuals who have made significant contributions to creativity, physiological aspects of creativity, and virtually any topic that touches upon the subject. Entries are placed in alphabetical order with cross-references to other topics and entries where appropriate. Each entry is written in simple easy-to-understand terms summarizing the most important aspects of creative research and writing relating to the specific topic. A bibliography in the back of each article suggests additional sources for more information. The text is visually enhanced throughout by illustrations and photographs. A source-book of specialized information about creativity and motivation Includes virtually any topic dealing with creativity Entries are placed in alphabetical order with cross-references Written in easy-to-understand terms Illustrations and photographs throughout Contains select biographies of internationally renowned creative individuals from throughout history

Encyclopedia of Creativity

If this kind of learning occurs in creative tasks,rewarding novelty on Task A should increase novel respondingon Task B, whereas initially rewarding familiar, ... Self-praise by 8- and 9-year olds increased diversity in story writing.

Author: Mark A. Runco

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780122270772

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 810

View: 534


This encyclopaedia provides specific information and guidance for everyone who is searching for greater understanding and inspiration. Subjects include theories of creativity, techniques for enhancing creativity, individuals who have made contributions to creativity.

Literary Rebels

A History of Creative Writers in Anglo-American Universities Lise Jaillant ... and Performative Arts, 'Newsletter: A Celebration of Writing, Twenty Years of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia', 911 Nov.

Author: Lise Jaillant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192855305

Category: Creative writing (Higher education)

Page: 289

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How many times have you heard that creative writing programmes are factories that produce the same kind of writers, isolated from real life? Only by escaping academia can writers be completely free. Universities are profoundly conservative places, designed to favour a certain way of writing-preferably informed by literary theory. Those who reject the creative/ critical discourse of academia are the true rebels, condemned to live (or survive) in a tough literary marketplace. Conformity is on the side of academia, the story goes, and rebellion is on the other side. This book argues against the notion that creative writing programmes are driven by conformity. Instead, it shows that these programmes in the United States and Britain were founded and developed by literary outsiders, who left an enduring mark on their discipline. To this day, creative writing occupies a marginal position in Anglo-American universities. The multiplication of new programmes, accompanied by rising student enrolments, has done nothing to change that positioning. As a discipline, creative writing strives on opposition to the mainstream university, while benefiting from what the university has to offer. Historically, this opposition to scholars was so virulent that it often led to the separation of creative writing and literature departments. The Iowa Writers' Workshop, founded in the 1930s, separated from the English department three decades later--and it still occupies a different building on campus, with little communication between writers and scholars. This model of institutional division is less common in Britain, where the discipline formally emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. But even when creative writing is located within literature departments, relationships with scholars remain uneasy. Creative writers and scholars are not, and have never been, natural bedfellows.

Stimulating Story Writing

Foster, J. (2014) Let's Write: Activities to Develop Writing Skills for 7–11 Year Olds. London: David Fulton. Fox, L. and Lentini, R.H. (2006) Teaching children a vocabulary for emotions. Beyond the Journal. Young Children on the Web, ...

Author: Simon Brownhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317618911

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Stimulating Story Writing! Inspiring Children aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to inspire children to want to create stories and develop their story writing skills. This practical guide offers comprehensive and informed support for professionals to effectively engage ‘child authors’ in stimulating story writing activity. Packed full of story ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores various ways professionals can help children to develop the six key elements of story, these being character, setting, plot, conflict, resolution and ending. All of the ideas in the book are designed to complement and enrich existing writing provision in classrooms with strategies such as role play, the use of different technologies, and using simple open ended resources as story stimuli. Separated into two sections and with reference to the Key Stage 2 curricula, this timely new text provides professionals with tried and tested strategies and ideas that can be used with immediate effect. Chapters include: • Creating Characters • The Plot Thickens • Inspired Ideas • Resourcing the Story Stimulation This timely new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will be an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.