From Oral to Written Narrative, the KS2 intervention in this popular series, goes beyond the simple narrative framework of the packs devised for younger children. The ideas in this pack are aimed at facilitating children’s understanding of a more complex story ‘blue print’ compared to the simple ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘what happened’ and ‘the end’ introduced in the KS1 pack.
The focus of delivery in the KS2 narrative pack shifts from an intervention previously specifically aimed at small groups of children, to delivery via whole class activities, jointly planned with teachers and tailored to fit in with planned literacy targets.
Resources are provided to further develop children’s use of descriptive language for character and setting. The ‘what happened’ element of the story is extended into more ‘problem – solution’ scenarios and additional resources are provided to support children’s understanding of the thoughts and feelings of the characters and how to incorporate dialogue into their oral and written narratives.
This well established intervention was revised by one of the original authors, Bec Shanks, in 2015. Recent feedback on use of the KS2 pack has been included, along with links to highlight the way in which this product supports the 2016 Statutory requirements for English Programmes of study.
This intervention includes complete lesson plans, worksheets and illustrations to introduce concepts including:
- Descriptive language, setting expansion: time, location and character, generating stories with a problem & a solution, feelings, recording dialogue, questions, statements & exclamations.
- Differentiated activities are provided to suit differing ability levels. Suitable for whole class or small group teaching. Can be used by therapists and teachers.
Authors: Victoria Apparicio and Bec Shanks
Aim: To use the Oral to Written Narrative framework as a support for developing story writing skills.
Age Range: 7 years – 11 years+ (UK KS 2+).
Curriculum Targets: KS 2 English.
Format: PDF file, 278 pages including: full instructions/session plans, coloured pages of activities and worksheets and 82 black & white duplicate worksheet pages. Available as a download, 75 MB, or on CD.