Product reviews for Storycraft

John Morris, Director, JTM Educational Consultant
Storycraft addresses a key issue facing teachers at all levels: how to encourage and motivate students to enjoy writing with confidence and as regularly as possible. The authors, Martin Griffin and Jon Mayhew, who are both masters of the craft of -˜writing to enthuse the reader', share a range of techniques that will stimulate learners of all ages to enjoy writing.-‹

The layout of the book is extremely beneficial in guiding the reader through a wide range of ideas on how to engage with activities in order to integrate good characters, settings and structures into their narratives. The broad discussion and wide range of activities will be of particular interest to those teachers of English at key stages 2, 3 and 4, who are open to criticism for not providing their students with enough opportunities for extended writing or sufficient challenge to develop their literacy skills. -‹

Readers will find the thirty-one elevator pitches to feed creativity really thought-provoking in terms of lesson ideas and planning. Furthermore, the sections focusing on promoting skills in editing, raising awareness of a range of tactics for exam preparation and additional reading to extend practice will be useful too for many teachers. -‹

Martin and Jon are to be congratulated on producing such a book. -‹
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