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I wish this book had been produced when I first started teaching, I would have loved all the different ideas and the clear and interesting way the pages are laid out. As an experienced teacher, however, I found that many of the ideas, story starters and writing suggestions a little predictable. Nonetheless, the ideas/brainstorming pages were brilliantly written with some super ideas to inspire, such as the A-Z of character traits, the use of a dice to choose settings for a story and the work on genres and choosing better words.
It is a very accessible book and I would definitely use many of the ideas included. I do think the author has missed a trick, however, as it would be very easy to tuck in some grammar in amongst the creative suggestions. Key words such as ‘alliteration’ and the use of descriptive adjectives and verbs could easily have been mentioned or even disguised amongst the pages, making the book a more valuable resource.
As with any activity book, it is one to dip in and out of rather than follow religiously, but is certainly idea provoking and very accessible to both teacher and child. Its accessibility and clear concise instructions would also lend itself well to the parent who wants to work on some writing tasks at home, or for a keen, creative child who wants some extension tasks or a fun writing task to work on independently.
A fun and well-constructed workbook that I am sure will prove a popular resource for parents and guardians of children in KS2 & KS3.
Discover the secrets to becoming an amazing author.
- Find your creative spark
- Grow your skills and confidence
- Have more fun with your writing
Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know about creating colourful characters, perfect plots, dynamite dialogue, and lots more.
"We will definitely be keeping this one on the bookshelf so that we can work through the remaining activities and use it for inspiration and story building in the future.” Love the smell of a book
“This workbook takes the word ‘boring’ out of the equation and is packed with a variety of activities children can easily relate to. Aiming to inspire the creativity of young writers in the making, it is nothing short of engaging even for the most reluctant of novices.” Through novel time and distance
“An amazing resource for teachers everywhere to enhance a child’s love of creative writing and also to parents for a fun 10-minute activity at home!” The Book Moo
Publication date: 06/09/2019
Publisher: Outset Publishing Ltd
|Publication date:||6th September 2019|
|Publisher:||Outset Publishing Ltd|
|Categories:||Interactive & activity books & packs, Educational: English language: reading & writing skills,|