Producing a piece of creative writing in exam conditions can be a scary task. How do you know what the market is looking for? When should you use adjectives, metaphors, and adverbs? How can you include dialogue without turning your story into a play script?
In the end, children can be so daunted by questions like these that the simple matter of putting together a convincing story gets lost. They are so concerned with not getting things wrong that they forget to be interesting and entertaining – as well as which, they often end up making things worse.
This visual guide from RSL Educational answers these questions and others. With a clear set of guidelines to deal with the things which can stand in their way, children will feel free to express themselves creatively.
Print it out and hang it above your child’s desk while they practice, and they’ll learn how to write an effective exam story every time.