The Story Maker


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A4 (297 x 210mm), 178pp Wire-o-bound: ISBN 978-0-86388-602-7 ORDER CODE D11-002-5367 GBP35.99 Introduction; Story types - beginnings and endings; Characters - describing characters; Feelings; Size; Speech and sound; Speed; Settings - describing settings; Texture, smell and taste; Colour; Objects - describing objects; Time; Weather; Reading list.

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Frances Dickens has 19 years teaching in inner London specialising in drama, art, English working with children with special needs and those needing additional language support. Kirstin Lewis has 8 years as a classroom teacher and deputy head teacher and 6 years as a literacy consultant for Lambeth LEA specialising in EAL children, Foundation Stage and KS 1 and 2.


"I found this book to be more practically useful to me in motivating and developing story writing than using a scheme, because it is so simple, accessible and fun." Teacher, St. Andrew's Primary School Speech and Language Therapy in Practice - Magazine review Speech and Language Therapy in Practice Review Stimulating This photocopiable resource designed to promote creative writing for 4-11 year olds is practical, easy to use and beautifully illustrated. It is divided into 12 sections covering key elements of creative story writing including characters, settings, objects, time and weather. Each section gives lots of visual cues and adjectives to stimulate ideas and enable the child to write a story with more depth and imagination. This resource would be valuable for vocabulary expansion work as it covers a wide range of nouns, verbs, adjectives and concepts. The section on character's feelings would be helpful for children with autism spectrum disorder. While the book provides a lot of stimulating ideas it does not address overall story sequencing / planning, so would need to be used in conjunction with techniques such as mind mapping. Useful for teachers, therapists and parents, this would be particularly valuable to therapist working collaboratively with teachers in special schools or mainstreaming projects on vocabulary / literacy skills. Reviewer: Mildred Hamill is a speech and language therapist at Thornfield House School, County Antrim, a special school for children with specific language impairment. 'Is a beautifully illustrated handbook to aid children aged between four and eleven.' - Scholastic Junior Education 'A very good book well worth having on the book shelf. I would give this book 9 out of 10.' - Sally Clare, National Childminding Association

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