How to Teach Fiction Writing at Key Stage 2 / Edition 1

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How to Teach Fiction Writing is a practical manual to help teachers of junior classes to focus on the key aspects of developing children's storywriting. The book presents a series of essential writing workshops full of creative ideas and fun activities. It also offers a range of advice including how to set up and run an effective workshop and how to monitor NLS links. Workshops focus on capturing stories, characterization, creating settings, skilful paragraphing, writing in a variety of genres from myths and fables to adventures and science fiction, and writing style.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853468339
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/2/2001
  • Series: Writers' Workshop Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Pie Corbett is a freelance writer and poet. He has worked as English Inspector in Gloucestershire, as an OFSTED Inspector, and has run training nationally for the NLS. He is the author of a wide range of training materials and resources for teachers, and has advised the DfEE on both primary and KS3 literacy initiatives, especially on the teaching of writing.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Capturing stories 10
Basic workshop 1 Techniques for creating story ideas 14
Basic workshop 2 Creating story triggers and plot ideas 18
Basic workshop 3 Stealing plots from known stories 19
Basic workshop 4 Using common story types 20
Characterisation 24
Workshop 1 Planning your character 24
Workshop 2 Characterisation through saying and doing 26
Workshop 3 Showing rather than telling 27
Settings 28
Workshop 1 Creating settings 28
Workshop 2 Scary settings 30
Workshop 3 Settings in different types of story 31
Openings 32
Workshop 1 Writing opening lines 32
Workshop 2 Writing opening paragraphs 33
Workshop 3 Character openings 33
Workshop 4 Setting openings 33
Workshop 5 Action openings 34
Paragraphing 35
Workshop 1 Resolutions and endings 35
Workshop 2 Endings 36
Workshop 3 Action 37
Workshop 4 Build-up 38
Workshop 5 Suspense 39
Workshop 6 Dilemmas 39
Workshop 7 Cliffhangers 40
Workshop 8 Flashbacks 41
Workshop 9 Paragraph changes 41
Style 43
Workshop 1 Using words 43
Workshop 2 Varying sentences 45
Workshop 3 Using stylistic devices 46
Workshop 4 Changing viewpoint 48
Different types of story 50
Workshop - playing with story types 50
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