Write A Story Called ‘The Stunt Kite’

The child should use The Story Planner to write their own story, called ‘The Stunt Kite’. The child is asked to consider the genre of their story. Will it be an adventure, rescue or fantasy story? They are asked to write three paragraphs. In paragraph one they should introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two they should develop the action and build up suspense. In paragraph three, they are asked to read the three possible endings and then wind up their own story with a suitable resolution. They should use the prompts to grasp some high level vocabulary. Next, they are asked to read the poem and then have a go at writing their own poem, called ‘Flying My Kite’.

This series provides prompts to encourage children, of 7-11 years, to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.

The work packs are ideal for home study and will reinforce the work done in school. They may be purchased in any order. There are a number of titles to choose from. By working through the packs, the student will grow in confidence and will learn to enjoy writing. The packs are also a useful resource for teachers and save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks.

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Why Choose Guinea Pig Books? Guinea Pig Education books are written by Sally Anne, a teacher and private tutor, with over thirty years experience. We aim to give the struggling learner, or those just starting out on the learning road, the chance to learn to love reading and writing. Our resources are successful because they employ the same unique strategies that are used in Sally Anne’s lessons and consequently, will help build a child’s confidence, develop their imagination and encourage them to write down their own ideas. Working through Guinea Pig books, is like having a private tutor at your side, which is why they are so successful in motivating students of all ages. Our mission is to re-educate young learners that reading and writing are not dull, but rather rewarding and satisfying.

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