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Motivating Boys’ Writing

Activities and ideas to support and inspire boys to write with confidence

This book, authored by a specialist writing teacher, concisely summarises the problems associated with motivating boys to write and identifies clear ways to help. The writing tasks and prompts have been carefully chosen to appeal to boys, focusing on fun and action-packed topics. The follow-up activities include discussion points to enhance boys' learning of this vital skill.

Ages: 8-12 | Pages: 56 | Code: 51006 | ISBN: 9781776553839

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Phillip Simpson

Dr. Phill Simpson has been a primary school teacher, PLD facilitator and writer for over twenty years. He has had more than 100 children’s books published, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as numerous articles, short stories, novels and teaching resources for the education sectors in New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world. Dr. Simpson holds a Doctorate in Education, where he explored how primary teachers' teach creative writing. In addition, he has a Masters (Hons) degree in creative writing as well as post-graduate qualifications in teaching (primary) and education and professional development. He teaches and writes in Auckland where he lives with his wife, son and two border terriers.


1. The problem – and some solutions5
How to help6
2. Activities14
Starting out14
Problems and "what ifs"35
Planning and free writing39
Getting the story going43