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By Clara Fiorentini

Monday, 3 June 2019

The Story Mountain



Do you have a go-to technique for story telling or creative writing with your pupils? I've often used the First Steps approach when it comes to narrative writing but the Story Mountain approach is something I always found really effective too....and something I found the pupils enjoyed a little more!

It is what it is, a mountain-style writing frame to help with the plotting of the story! It draws focus to the opening, the development, the problem, the solution and the conclusion of the narrative in question. It's a useful brainstorming activity, nice for visualising the various sections, nice for paragraph work and easily adapted to suit a variety of classes / age groups. 




The more techniques, the merrier!

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