Description : Stimulating Story Writing! Inspiring Children aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to inspire children to want to create stories and develop their story writing skills. This practical guide offers comprehensive and informed support for professionals to effectively engage ‘child authors’ in stimulating story writing activity. Packed full of story ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores various ways professionals can help children to develop the six key elements of story, these being character, setting, plot, conflict, resolution and ending. All of the ideas in the book are designed to complement and enrich existing writing provision in classrooms with strategies such as role play, the use of different technologies, and using simple open ended resources as story stimuli. Separated into two sections and with reference to the Key Stage 2 curricula, this timely new text provides professionals with tried and tested strategies and ideas that can be used with immediate effect. Chapters include: • Creating Characters • The Plot Thickens • Inspired Ideas • Resourcing the Story Stimulation This timely new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will be an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.
Description : A beautifully illustrated edition of a classic tale by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo. Michael loves his grandfather's stories about the Sandman and the turtles, but he doesn't believe that they are real. But that's about to change, because the Sandman is very real indeed . . . and Michael and his cousins Barry and Polly are going to need his help. The Sandman and the Turtles is a charming tale for younger readers by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo fully illustrated in colour by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.
Description : A critical overview of the work features the contributions of Dan McCall, Claudia C. Tate, Charles T. Davis, Yoshinobu Hakutani, Elizabeth J. Ciner, and other scholars, discussing the themes and characters of the novel.