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Ian MacDonald

Writer in Residence

A children's author with more than twenty years' teaching experience, Ian provides a residency programme guaranteed to make a real impact with writing in your school... especially for boys!

  • raising boys' attainment
  • meeting writing targets
  • fiction and non-fiction writing
  • classroom publishing  

We enjoyed the opportunity to share the development of the children's ideas and writing.  It was great fun, and the children felt you were working alongside them!"  Claire Pallet Deputy Headteacher Spring Meadow Primary Essex



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The Story Project - Fiction

Using one of his own stories as a starting point, Ian shows children how to plan, write and refine a complete chapter story, each with its own guided writing focus.

Story themes from:

  • aliens and space
  • chiller thriller
  • magic and mystery
  • dinosaurs

  • Non-Fiction Writing

    Using one of his own stories as a starting point Ian guides children in writing a range of non-fiction text types, including

    • diaries
    • letter writing
    • non-chronological report
    • newspaper front page

    Ian uses excerpts from his stories, images and drama techniques to bring non-fiction writing to life in the classroom. 

    Tel:  01580 891360 or 017517 225564

    Spaceship Story Books Y4 Birmingham School