The evidence shows that explicit instruction in the effective narrative rules boosts K-12 students’ story creation and reading comprehension outcomes and enjoyment. It does this by teaching them to write and read like authors do.
How do authors write? It’s very simple.
They are taught to create the stories they want to tell, but in a way that’s structured to engage audiences.
The science tells us that school-age children can learn to do this too – even kindergarteners and those with additional learning needs.
In fact, this method is proven to help your students:
This video introduces this research-based authorship method in:
In this module, you will learn how great stories are structured around a very specific type of meaning. That is, the type of meaning that authentically engages audiences and writers alike, and is proven to be easy to learn and apply. This is the opposite to teaching story form – the writing approach generally taught in schools.
In Module 1, The Story Engine, you will:
Confidently apply the practical methods you will use in the classroom for a range of student grades and abilities. Teach your students to both comprehend, plan and create effective stories with a single meaning-based method.
Watch the video above.
Age/ability adapted SAMPLE Teacher's Manual and Worksheets.
SAMPLE The Story Engine Posters (20+ Colourful classroom posters)
These documents will be available in full after you enrol in The Story Engine. Effective Narrative, Made Easy. Flexible Learning. - Write Magic.