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Middle Primary Book 1

Middle Primary Book 1

Story writing ScaffoldS

Written by Frances Mackay & Merryn Whitfield

Story-writing Scaffolds Middle Primary Book 1 Published 2007 by Blake Education Pty Ltd ABN 50 074 266 023 108 Main Rd Clayton South VIC 3168 Ph: (03) 9558 4433 Fax: (03) 9558 5433 www.blake.com.au This edition of Story-writing Scaffolds Year 3 is published by arrangement with Hopscotch Educational Publishing Ltd., UK. Copyright © Hopscotch Educational Publishing Ltd ISBN 978-1-921143-67-0 Written by Frances Mackay and Merryn Whitfield Publisher: Lynn Dickinson Editor: Shelley Barons Typesetter: Modern Art Production Group Printed by

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors and publisher would like to thank Jimmy and Clancy Marrkula of the Gapuwiyak people for giving their permission to use their Emu and Jabiru story in Unit 5 of this book.

Middle Primary Book 1

Story writing ScaffoldS

coNTENTS

UNiT 1

Mystery stories

8

UNiT 2

School life stories

27

UNiT 3

Playscripts

47

UNiT 4

Animal stories

67

UNiT 5

Indigenous Australian Dreaming legends

86

UNiT 6

Humorous stories

102

UNiT 7

Traditional fairyt ales

123

UNiT 8

Adventure stories

143

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Story-writing Scaffolds - Middle Primary

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Story-writing Scaffolds

Middle Primary Book 1

Introduction Story-writing Scaffolds Middle Primary Book 1 is intended for use in schools to help teach students how to write effective short stories in a variety of different formats or genres. It improves students’ ability to organise their writing so that it has purpose by familiarising them with a system of planning stories which they can apply to any title. As they work through the units, the students assemble a portfolio of stories containing genre-specific vocabulary and writing features. Each unit also includes information and activities on at least one sentence-level feature. Thus the book also enhances the students’ knowledge of grammar, punctuation and text style.

The Program Contains: ■ notes for teachers on the genres and text

How to Use the Program 1. After examining examples of stories in the target genre by established writers, read and discuss the model story with the students, using the notes in the margin to highlight the examples of the unit’s grammatical teaching point and specific writing features. 2. Next, read through and explain the ‘Understanding the grammar and punctuation’ section of the unit. The students can complete the activities orally together or independently on paper. 3. Then explain the ‘Helpf