Write A Story Called ‘Don’t Ever Say I’m Bored’ (All About Me Writing Prompts) (7-11 years)
Read the story and choose the best words to fill in the blank spaces or make up one of your own. Look at how the story is structured into three paragraphs – a beginning, a middle paragraph building up suspense and an ending. Read the poem.
Write A Story Called ‘Nothing’s Changed’
Read Sam’s recount of a visit to the camp site where his caravan is stored. Help him write a story, using his plan. Now write your own story about somewhere you keep going to where ‘Nothing’s Changed’.
Write A Story Called ‘The Day I Changed My Mind’
Read the story of Amir’s first birthday. The child is asked to read the writer’s plan and then help him complete his story in three paragraphs. Now they are asked to think of a family event they have been to and to write a recount or a story about what happened. Make sure the story has a beginning, a middle and an ending.
This series provides prompts to get the child to write. It provides starting points to encourage children of all abilities to write – even the most reluctant writers. With this series they will be inspired to write stories, poems, play scripts, diaries, reports, persuasive leaflets and more.
More than this, the child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary – looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs.