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Creative Writing Skills

Written by Lexi Rees

Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Activity and Puzzle books Reference Books

LoveReading View on Creative Writing Skills

Over 70 fun activities for children

I wish this book had been produced when I first started teaching, I would have loved all the different ideas and the clear and interesting way the pages are laid out. As an experienced teacher, however, I found that many of the ideas, story starters and writing suggestions a little predictable. Nonetheless, the ideas/brainstorming pages were brilliantly written with some super ideas to inspire, such as the A-Z of character traits, the use of a dice to choose settings for a story and the work on genres and choosing better words.

It is a very accessible book and I would definitely use many of the ideas included. I do think the author has missed a trick, however, as it would be very easy to tuck in some grammar in amongst the creative suggestions. Key words such as ‘alliteration’ and the use of descriptive adjectives and verbs could easily have been mentioned or even disguised amongst the pages, making the book a more valuable resource.

As with any activity book, it is one to dip in and out of rather than follow religiously, but is certainly idea provoking and very accessible to both teacher and child. Its accessibility and clear concise instructions would also lend itself well to the parent who wants to work on some writing tasks at home, or for a keen, creative child who wants some extension tasks or a fun writing task to work on independently.

A fun and well-constructed workbook that I am sure will prove a popular resource.

Rosie Watch

Creative Writing Skills Synopsis

Discover the secrets to becoming an amazing author.

- Find your creative spark
- Grow your skills and confidence
- Have more fun with your writing

Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know about creating colourful characters, perfect plots, dynamite dialogue, and lots more.

Creative Writing Skills Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A great resource for Key Stage 2 and 3 for encouraging and developing creative writing. Full review

Sarah Seddon (Librarian Reviewer)

Creative Writing Skills Press Reviews

"We will definitely be keeping this one on the bookshelf so that we can work through the remaining activities and use it for inspiration and story building in the future.” Love the smell of a book

“This workbook takes the word ‘boring’ out of the equation and is packed with a variety of activities children can easily relate to. Aiming to inspire the creativity of young writers in the making, it is nothing short of engaging even for the most reluctant of novices.” Through novel time and distance

“An amazing resource for teachers everywhere to enhance a child’s love of creative writing and also to parents for a fun 10-minute activity at home!” The Book Moo

Book Information

ISBN: 9781872889245
Publication date: 6th September 2019
Author: Lexi Rees
Publisher: Outset Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Topics: Puzzles / Activities, Reference Books, Reference Works

About Lexi Rees

Lexi Rees spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does spectacularly badly. Attempts at writing whilst horse riding have been disastrous, so Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in the book was frighteningly real. Follow Lexi on Instagram here. If you know any 6 to 11 year olds, check out Lexi's #kidsclub and get a free pack of word searches when you join :)  

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