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Description

A group of children ask William Nicholson questions about writing stories. They discuss story planning and he gives advice on the middle and ending and how the two should link.
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4 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

Before starting to plan a piece of extended writing, the class could discuss what they find tricky about the writing process. Problems could be written onto post-it notes and stuck onto a board. Discuss each suggestion and gather how many children also find this process a challenge. Discuss how all writers have to go through the process and how it may be possible to ask a real author questions about their planning techniques. Ask the children to write solutions to planning problems on post-it notes as they watch the clip. Marry the problems and solutions and create a troubleshooting sheet for planning for futher writing sessions.

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