This is a complete resource for teaching creative writing and thinking at KS4 and KS5. This resource book is designed to engage students in the process of creative writing. Using ideas and activities he has put into practice himself. Johnnie Young guides the teacher through a series of creative lessons designed to stimulate creative thinking. Each activity is supported by lesson notes, including ideas for starters, pleanaries and follow up work as well as a photocopiable worksheet.
Johnnie Young has taught English at Colbayns High School for twelve years.
1. Realise a Dream; 2. The Four Elements; 3. Memories; 4. Something Special; 5. Spooky Business; 6. Creating Tension; 7. The World of Feelings; 8. Connections; 9. Yourself and Character; 10. Time. Each chapter will contain eight creative writing activities. Below I've outlined the names of the activities in chapter 1 and how they relate to curriculum.; 1. Realise a Dream; Mini Play Script - KS4 Focus on Audience; Narrative Technique; Diary - KS4 Focus on Writing to Form; The Radio Interview - KS4 Focus on Writing to Explain; KS5 Focus on Register of Language; Write a Poem - KS4 Focus on Features of Poetry; KS5 Focus on Analysing Poetry; Short Story - KS4 Focus on Writing to Explain; KS5 Focus on Consideration of How to Distinguish Between Literary and Non-Literary Texts; The Letter - KS4 Focus on Writing to Describe; KS5 Focus on Original Writing Genre; The Essay - KS4 Focus on Writing to Argue a Case; Each activity will be a double-page spread. On the left hand side will be the teacher's notes, which will contain: a reference to the appropriate key stage; an introduction, a starter activity; top teacher's tip; details of the lesson; the writing outcome and the conclusion of the lesson. The right hand side will be a photocopiable resource that the teacher can copy for use with their class.