Write A Story Called 'Monster The Dog'
Read the story about Monster. It is written in third person - like a 'fly on the wall' has recounted it. Using the plan and the prompts to help them, ask the child to write their own story, called 'Monster The Dog'.
Remember, in paragraph one they must introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two, they should build up events in the plot to create suspense and in paragraph three they should wind up the story with a suitable conclusion.
This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers.
Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story.
The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts.
The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs.
This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.