'The pen is the tongue of the mind' - Miguel de Cervantes. Creative writing skills are essential learning for all children preparing for SATs at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, state grammar 11+ examinations and independent school examinations in English. Plenty of practice exercises are included in the series of books to ensure children can greatly enhance their ability to write creatively. All our workbooks are rigorously classroom tested, frequently revised and updated. The methodologies contained in these workbooks have been successfully used in AE Tuition classes for over 17 years. Every year over 85 per cent of children in the AE Tuition learning programme achieve success in the state grammar school 11+ examinations and independent school selection tests. Children normally achieve higher attainment levels in SATs in year 6 and in year 9.
Stephen C. Curran MA, BA(Hons), B(Mus), PGCE, Dip. RSA, Mcot, has many years of teaching experience both in the Secondary and Primary sector. In addition to writing, Stephen runs courses for children in Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning.
Chapter 3: The Five Elements of Story, Chapter 4: Story Dialogue