Write A Story Called ‘My Trip To The Frozen North’
This pack encourages the child to plan and write a detailed imaginative story. Use the prompts to imagine what it would be like to go on an expedition to the frozen north. The child is asked to make a plan, jotting down ideas under headings – when, where, what, who, how. They are asked to think of ways of developing the action, building up suspense and winding up their story with a suitable resolution. The child should write an opening that grabs the reader’s attention, making him or her want to read on. They should start the story by going straight into the action and write a moral for the last sentence.
Write A Story Called ‘Let’s Go On Safari.
The child is asked to imagine that they went on a safari holiday and to write the story. The child is asked to write three paragraphs. In paragraph one they should introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two they should develop the action and build up suspense. In paragraph three, they are asked to wind up their story with a suitable resolution. The child should write an opening that grabs the reader’s attention, making him or her want to read on. They should start the story by going straight into the action.
This series provides prompts to encourage children, of 7-11 years, to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
The work packs are ideal for home study and will reinforce the work done in school. They may be purchased in any order. There are a number of titles to choose from. By working through the packs, the student will grow in confidence and will learn to enjoy writing. The packs are also a useful resource for teachers and save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks.