Introduction 1. Inspiration, Imagination and Motivation 2. Getting Ready to Write 3. Writing Techniques 4. Editing and Improving Your Work Index
A toolbox of strategies and activities that offers children aged 7-11 a motivational context for learning to write fluently and influentially.
Steve Bowkett is a full-time writer and creative writing tutor. He taught English for 18 years in the UK. Steve was a member of an advisory group to the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education.
Packed with creative ideas to inspire writing, children are
encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards writing, organise
their ideas and learn a range of strategies to improve their
writing. Some of the activities are short starters to stimulate
ideas and others are much more detailed to add scope and breadth to
children's writing. This book is written in a tone which implies
that writing is something to be enjoyed and savoured and we should
relish the chance to get our children to think more creatively. --
Megan van Breugel
I found this refreshing at a time when the curriculum seems so restrictive. The layout is user-friendly, the ideas good and practical, and the style engaging. -- David Waugh * Primary PGCE programme director, Durham University *
This is an attractive, eye catching and east to access text. Well researched with good sources backing up the activities. Great for a busy teacher, to pick up some great ideas to develop planning. -- Nasreen Majid * Programme Director BA Ed Primary, University of Reading *
This clear and enthusiastic book offers a range of practical ideas to help children develop their writing skills. I especially like the way the book draws on attitudes experienced writers apply to their craft. -- Sarah Brew * www.parentsintouch.co.uk *