Support your KS2 pupils in the course of their story planning and writing, with this 13-page resource pack based around five of the seven basic plots originally suggested by Christopher Booker. Each plot is explained alongside a summary of a familiar story that fits the structure. After familiarising themselves with these texts, children can adapt and change the stories to create tales of their own during creative writing in KS2.
The plot types covered are:
- Overcoming the monster
- Rags to riches
- The quest
- Voyage and return
NB - the two plot types not covered in detail are comedy and tragedy
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to plan their writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write, in order to learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.