Able Writers in Your School

Able Writers in Your School

Developing the writing skills of gifted children in Primary Schools: A Practical Guide for Teachers
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Able Writers in Your School will develop the writing skills of your primary school pupils using practical activities and strategies. Learn how to motivate and challenge children to raise the standard of their writing and help them to turn their ideas into masterpieces. Written by Brian Moses and Roger Stevens and published by Brilliant Publications.

Leon about warm-up activities

Get pupils’ minds in gear and create a positive atmosphere with ideas such as writing an ad to sell your teacher to brainstorming strange hobbies, such as ‘Juggling with rice’ or ‘Making sculptures out of fruit peel’.

Teach how to write poetry

Encourage your pupils to:

  • Show rather than tell
  • Stretch ideas
  • Use similes, metaphor and personification
  • Utilise the power of simplicity

Teach how to write prose

Teach your pupils how to:

  • Create a character and setting
  • Develop plot and dialogue
  • Add conflict and suspense
  • Avoid clichés
  • Improve descriptive writing

Able Writers in Your School contains over 70 examples of children writing for use as stimuli and to show WAGALL – what a good one looks like.

The authors, Brian Moses and Roger Stevens, are well-known published poets. The ideas in Able Writers in Your School are based on their years of experience of running writing workshops in schools for the more able.

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