How do you create drama with a sentence?

What is the most effective way of helping your pupils create varied, grammatically correct, sentences that convey moods? Her heart pounded! To write a gripping story you need variety – variety of tone, vocabulary, and sentence structure. She gulped in fear as she continued her never ending trail. As a Read more…

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How much support should you give your pupils for creative writing tasks? Supporting pupils with creative writing tasks is something of a balancing act. Too much support and it affects pupils’ creativity. Too little support and it affects pupils’ writing. To add to this, each pupil is likely to need Read more…

Why do we have creative writing?

The imaginative use of words within a story goes back to the earliest days of humanity.  And it still serves a purpose today. Humankind has always told stories.  Everything from cave pictures to monuments like Stonehenge, from tales told around the flickering fire to the greatest cathedrals tell us about Read more…

What is the easiest way to help and encourage children to write using varied sentence structures?

It is difficult to think of much in the English language that is more complex than a sentence. It can be short.  It can alternatively be very long and involve all sorts of diversions along the way before reaching its final conclusion, which in this case might be that it Read more…