Write A Story Called 'Why I Should Have Stayed In Bed' (7-12 years)

Write A Story Called 'Why I Should Have Stayed In Bed'

Read Oliver's story titled - 'why I should have stayed in bed'. It is written in three paragraphs - each one dealing with a different aspect of the day. The child can then use the plan and prompts to write their own story with the same title. Write in first person from the writer's point of view. In the first paragraph, introduce the characters and setting. In each paragraph include a new problem, building on events that went before and creating suspense. End the story, like Oliver, on a cliff hanger

This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers.

Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story.

The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts.

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.

This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.

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