Teachers TV: Primary English lesson starters - Non-fiction writing

These videos can be used as starting points to inspire non-fiction writing with your class.

Teachers TV: Primary English lesson starters - Non-fiction writing

These free videos can be used as starting points to inspire non-fiction writing with your class.

Aimed at pupils aged 7-11, this collection of lesson starters covers a range of topics, including report writing and recount.

Writing opinions


Primary writing starters - It's unfair

Children talk about their own experiences at home and school, before progressing to more serious issues.


Reporting


Primary writing starters - 9/11 New York

This unique lesson starter focuses on pupils' written and spoken responses to the events surrounding 9/11 in New York.


Different writing styles: Fires out of control

This literacy stimulus raises the topic of fire to stimulate discussion and writing activities among pupils.


Instructional writing


Literacy - How to make tea

This short video offers a model of how to give good instructions.


Recount


Literacy - Stop! Thief!

Three characters all mysteriously lose something in this resource to stimulate writing a non-fiction recount.


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