Writing Exciting Sentences: Age 7 Plus provides teachers with 25 sentence types and teaching tips to help pupils to use a varied range of sentence types at appropriate points in both their fiction and non-fiction writing.
Headteacher Sarah Thursfield, Christ Church CE Primary School, Fenton, Stoke on Trent, was part of the Exciting Sentences trial group:
“At Christ Church C.E. Primary School, we decided there was a need for a whole-school, consistent approach to the teaching of literacy skills. We felt strongly that a progressive sentence based approach was a strategy we could adopt in the hope of having a positive impact upon children’s ability as writers. Alan’s book was just what we needed; he had done all of the hard work for us! The teachers were most appreciative of Alan’s grammar tips (they even gained new knowledge). We’ve taught many of Alan’s sentence types and all pupils, including boys, reluctant writers and those with special educational needs, quickly found success and were eager to build upon their newly developed skills.
Thank you Alan – we look foward to your next book!”