Tutor Master helps you Write Stories Book 2

"Mum, dad, I don't know what to write next!"


This statement was relayed to me on many occasions by parents anxious that their children were struggling with the skills and ideas for creative writing.


As a teacher for 19 years and now working as a successful private tutor for the last 8 years it has been my experience that many children find story writing extremely difficult.  An increasingly familiar scenario presented to me by the parents of the children I tutor is that their children are unable to write the stories that they are expected to write.  Yet, paradoxically, the requirement for children to be able to write interesting, structured, fluent and coherent stories is considered to be an essential feature of many examinations.  This is evident in SATs at Key Stages 2 and 3 and in English papers for some 11 plus exams and for Common Entrance and private school entry.


The idea for my 2 books arose from a clearly expressed and identifiable need.  My approach has been used with great success with children I have tutored and hundreds of copies of both books have been sold.  Both students and their parents have benefited from the story plans with successful writers achieving better results and more reluctant writers improving.

Tutor Master helps you Write Stories Two

The blue cover of Tutor Master helps you Write Stories Book Two

ISBN: 978-0-9555909-1-7

Book Two continues the themes explored in Book One but focuses on 4 key areas at the start.

Description

Examiners are looking to see that children can make their stories lively, exciting and readable.  This can be done by using adjectives and adverbs as this book shows.

Feelings

Children often experience difficulty in expressing their feelings about themselves or the characters in their stories.  The "feelings bank" gives them ideas.  (Examiners are looking particularly to see if children are able to express themselves in this way.)

Speech punctuation

An easy to recall acronym is given to help children remember the important points for punctuating direct speech.

Different sentence types

The book covers how these can be used to add more variety and interest to stories in order to make them more readable.

Story plans

20 more story plans are included to help children with creative writing.  Particular plans are included to cover descriptive writing and how to write a book review.