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By Stephen Bowkett

Developing kid's writing skills boosts their self belief, creates leisure and relevance within the job and cultivates a number of decision-making and problem-solving talents that could then be utilized around the curriculum. The Countdown sequence presents all of the help you wish in aiding little ones to enhance their prose, poetry and non-fiction writing.

Countdown to artistic Writing is a entire and versatile source for you to use in numerous ways:

  • 60 stand-alone modules that conceal the entire crucial features of writing a story
  • countdown flowchart delivering an summary exhibiting how modules are associated and the way academics can development via them with the youngsters
  • photocopiable job sheets for every module that convey the way to make the choices and resolve the issues that each one writers face alongside the line from first concept to entire piece of labor
  • teachers' notes for every module with assistance and assistance together with how modules may be used as stand-alone devices, but in addition with feedback for precious hyperlinks among modules, and curriculum hyperlinks
  • a self-study part in order that young ones could make their very own growth throughout the fabrics, giving younger writers a feeling of independence in puzzling over their paintings
  • 'headers' for every module displaying the place alongside the 'countdown course' you're at that time.

In brief Countdown to artistic Writing saves useful making plans time and offers you the entire flexibility you wish - lecturers will need to utilise both the self-study or 'countdown' features of the booklet, or just dip into it for person lesson actions to slot in with their very own programmes of work.


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In a few words. How in three or four sentences could we describe what Lord of the Rings is about? Ask the pupils to tell you about a film that they’ve watched, summarising the story very briefly. ᭤ Linking small imagined details to the greater context. See, for example, the technique of narrative lines in Narrative lines (Module 38). ᭤ Play visualization games to enable pupils mentally to ‘zoom in’ on small details and ‘float up’ to create an overview. See Visualizations (Module 20). 44 C O U N T D O W N T O C R E AT I V E W R I T I N G THE STRUCTURE OF A STORY ᭤ FOR THE PUPIL M od 47 ule The structure of a story Imagining the big picture Imagine your entire house.

Emphasise to the pupils that the story must be told entirely through voices and sound effects. With older pupils you might introduce the standard terms for a range of sound effects they might include in their work – see Figure 11. Take it further Subsequently recording the radio plays can be great fun, giving the pupils useful experience in controlling the various aspects of the voice – pitch, pace, tone, volume, etc. Sound effects can be improvised (a sheet of thin metal for thunder and so on); alternatively there are thousands out there on the Internet, many of them easily downloadable and copyright free.

A more sophisticated development is to have pupils deliberately exploit the ambiguity that can result from such truncated language and/or to build a plot around the misunderstandings that predictive texting could cause. ᭤ There’s an opportunity here to link the idea of ‘text lingo’ with a workshop on abbreviations and acronyms and, further, to show how some acronyms are incorporated into the language as words-in-themselves, such as laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation), where the word itself is familiar but its origins are largely forgotten.

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