Story Detectives: What makes an interesting character?
A simple to use lesson plan, designed for teachers and teaching assistants to pick up and get going with straightaway, with hints and suggestions to make this a great lesson to use quickly and easily. This is an introduction to story writing for children, as it goes through the basics of identifying what makes a character interesting and then how to create characters , step by step. There are tips for the adults in how to deliver the lesson, aims, success criteria, an easy resource list, downloadable resources with success criteria included, and separate learning objectives for your assessment files. This is a lesson that has been tried and tested in the classroom and works! Adaptable across the primary age range, this lesson works best with Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2.

Please review and give me any feedback - it is really useful to me. Thanks!

This lesson pack is part of my STORY DETECTIVES series. Look out for more already available and coming soon.

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Created: Jan 22, 2018

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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