The Story Maker: Helping 4 – 11 Year Olds to Write Creatively

3rd Edition

Frances Dickens, Kirstin Lewis

Published September 20, 2018
Reference - 162 Pages - 446 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138480377 - CAT# K348759

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The Story Maker is an innovative manual designed to help children aged 4-11 write creatively. Packed with original colour illustrations, the book is full of handy tips and guidance that will inspire children of all abilities to write their own stories and broaden their vocabulary.

Each chapter focuses on a key element of story writing; for example story types, settings, characters, feelings and time. The chapters contain writer’s tips and easy-to-implement suggestions, as well as interactive activities designed to help children practise using new vocabulary. Introductory material on narrative planning explores story development and guides children to shape their own stories

Key features include:

    • a simple layout that will appeal to children
    • photocopiable material that can easily be used in class
    • a separate introduction for older children who can work alone
    • an expanded section on narrative planning with new content on character, setting, plot, conflict and resolution
    • now in larger A4 format for ease of photocopying

    The updated third edition of this inspiring resource can be used by teachers and parents to develop children’s creative writing and help support National Curriculum Literacy objectives in Key Stages 1 and 2.


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