Developing Literacy and Creative Writing through Storymaking: Story Strands for 7-12 year olds, Paperback / softback Book

Developing Literacy and Creative Writing through Storymaking: Story Strands for 7-12 year olds Paperback / softback


This exciting practical resource is full of immediately usable activities to help children develop their literacy skills and creative writing abilities.

The 'story strand' technique begins with one simple picture and by adding others to form a sequence, shows children how to build narrative in an enjoyable, creative and systematic way.

Story strand activities help children weave their thoughts into a coherent pattern and so become more skilful writers.

The activities are sequenced to increase the creative and intellectual demands on pupils, and can also be used individually to highlight different aspects of the writing process such as: Exploring the varied meanings of certain words through association websMoving from simple to more complex sentences Learning how to enrich writing using strong, vivid adjectives, verbs and adverbs Understanding how to use connectives more insightfully to give narrative a greater logical consistency Creating narrative refinements such as subplots, flashbacks and 'cliffhangers' out of basic plot sequencesA 'thinking skills' agenda underpins each story strand game, and many promote speaking and listening skills by encouraging discussion and collaborative exploration of the images.Supported by a companion website that includes downloadable images from the book, colour images and worked examples for the 'story string idea', additional activities and games, as well as links to the National Curriculum.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Open University Press
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  • Category: Primary & middle schools
  • ISBN: 9780335241583



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