Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing! Inspiring children aged 7 - 11

Emma Hughes-Evans, Simon Brownhill

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book


Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing! Inspiring children aged 7 -11 offers innovative and exciting ways to engage children in non-fiction writing, giving professionals the confidence and practical advice that they need to support children in producing quality non-fiction texts in the classroom.

Packed full of interesting ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores the various ways professionals can purposefully encourage ‘child authors’ to develop their non-fiction writing skills. Tried-and-tested resources, ‘Gold star!’ tips, and practical suggestions are underpinned by research-informed teaching strategies and academic information to strengthen professional practice associated with the teaching of non-fiction writing.

By taking a stimulating approach to each text type and linking activities to known texts and stimuli, the book offers differentiated advice for working with children in lower and upper Key Stage 2. Chapters consider text types that include: Instructions, Persuasive texts, Non-chronological reports, Correspondence texts, and Discussion texts.

This new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will energise and enrich classroom provision and practice by being an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages176
ISBN (Print)10: 1138298026, 13: 978-1138298026
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2019

Structured keywords

  • SoE Centre for Teaching Learning and Curriculum


  • Non-fiction
  • writing skills

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