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Christopher Booker's book The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories has great relevance to us in the primary classroom.  He has clearly defined seven basic story plots which we meet all the time in children's literature. They are a great way of providing a generic story plot for children to use their own content with.  There are two resources below: one that details the plots and their features and one that provides examples of texts for each plot.

Examples of Blueprints


Fiction Blueprints


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