Getting Children Writing
Story Ideas for Children Aged 3 to 11
- Simon Brownhill - University of Cambridge, UK
Elementary Writing Methods
- Sarah Martin-Denham, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Sunderland
This book is a practical guide designed to stimulate story writing in the early years and primary classroom. It offers a collection of novel and effective Ideas which can be used by educators to energise, excite and motivate children to willingly write stories across the 3-11 age phase.
Each chapter offers creative and innovative Ideas to get children writing stories, including:
- how to help children 'see the point' of story writing
- how speaking and listening, reading and phonics can be utilised to enhance written stories
- how technology can facilitate refreshing story writing
- how story writing can be physically interactive.
By combining theory with practice, this book is ideal for those training to teach the 3 to 11 age range, those beginning their teaching career, and those who are established in their professional role.
Simon Brownhill is Senior Teaching Associate at the University of Cambridge.
'This is a fantastic book which provides creative and practical suggestions of how to engage all children in writing'
-Sarah Martin-Denham, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Sunderland
This book offers a fresh look at creative ideas to support writing in the primary school. Some great ideas for story writing are suggested, which can be adapted for use in different situations.
A really useful text
A solid text for those going on to do a PGCE
This book is an interesting blend of theory and practical applications. It is written in a friendly and accessible manner
Some very useful practical ideas for teachers in early years and primary settings.
This book is packed full of interesting and engaging ideas that will enable PGCE students to develop and engage their pupils in more writing. The contents page is well structured and enables the finding of genres without looking through the whole book constantly. This book will be an effective companion in structuring ideas for teaching, and the appendices provide a very rich resource themselves! Great to have ideas for 3-11's all in one book. A worthy resource to have.
A marvellous book packed full of creative and practical suggestions of how to engage all children in writing. A must read for early years practitioners and primary school teachers.
Brilliant book great for TA's and Nursery staff it should be a must on all courses involved in care and education for early years and primary
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: "Pen-to-Paper" stories
Sample activity - Either or stories