Very Short Stories for Creative Writing

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In creative writing lessons, children often complain that they can’t think of anything to write. They also find the prospect of writing a long story quite daunting. These very different, but very short stories, have all been used by children's author Roger Hurn to catch children’s imaginations and to help them see that a good story does not have to be a full length novel to have a beginning, a middle and a satisfying end! In fact, once they see how much fun these little stories are they can’t wait to try and write their own.


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Created: Mar 11, 2012

Updated: Feb 3, 2015

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15 Reviews

  • 5
    user avatarawood199 months agoreport

  • 5
    user avatarannettitaa year agoreport

    These stories are so interesting. I can't wait to use with my Year 3.

  • 5
    user avatarlakey1a year agoreport

  • 4

    I found this resource very useful for my lesson on writing reviews.

  • 4
    user avatarAmiaKimoy2 years agoreport

    I find this resource truly interesting it builds from a short short to longer stories very helpful for younger students