Story-writing, planning and creativity

S. Ellis

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This paper explores the different demands of scripted and unscripted story writing tasks and the extent to which the task prompts pupils to adopt different writing behaviours and attitudes. The results raise questions about how children are taught to write stories and suggest that a better understanding of the demands of story-writing task could challenge teacher attitudes and beliefs about imagination and creativity in writing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2003


  • primary teaching
  • story writing
  • children's writing

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