This series supports teachers to teach the details of how to write clearly while inspiring students to write with confidence. After giving a clear and concise account of writing pedagogy and the structure of narratives, each book describes the structure, text features and purpose of some of the most popular narrative text types: action and adventure, crime and mystery, folk tales, science fiction and fantasy in Book 1; and comedy, drama, Gothic, historical, horror and diaries in Book 2. An engaging collection of carefully chosen texts is also included as exemplars of each text type. Discussion points that support students to analyse the text structures enhance the teaching value of these exemplars.
Phillip W. Simpson has been a primary school teacher for over ten years. He has had more than 50 children’s books published, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as numerous articles, short stories and teaching resources for the education sectors in New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world. He has a Masters (Hons) degree 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.