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Children learning English as an additional language (EAL)

Explains how children learning English as an additional language (EAL) will need special help with English syntax and presents a detailed table planner of the narrative text objectives from early learners up to year 6.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Text type: Narrative

An overview of narrative, which includes specific features and structures of some narrative types and a table containing the generic structure, language features and knowledge for the writer. The narrative text type is a tool to help children organise their ideas and explore new ideas and experiences.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

The core elements of traditional tales

Understanding the features, conventions and writing approaches typical of traditional tales can help you to help children understand, plan and create them. This is part of Support for Writing.

http://www.directoryofchoice.co.uk/ Last update: 2011

Progression in narrative

A short overview of the purpose and effects of narrative. Narrative is central to learning, especially for young children who develop their understanding through making up stories about what has happened and what might happen. Children use narrative to organise their ideas and structure their thinking and writing. Telling and writing stories is not simply a set of skills for children to learn, but an essential means for them to express themselves in creative and imaginative ways.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Knowledge for the writer

Guidance in bullet form on the main steps to creative narrative for the writer.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011