Teachers TV: Primary English lesson starters - Story development

This collection of primary video lesson starters can be used as a starting point to help pupils develop their creative writing by looking at structure, character and different writing styles.

Teachers TV: Primary English lesson starters - Story development

This collection of video lesson starters can be used as a starting point to help pupils develop their creative writing by looking at structure, character and different writing styles. (Ages 7-11).

Structure and narrative


Literacy - Rescued by Rover

This resource uses archive black and white footage, to help pupils understand structure and narrative.


Literacy - That fatal sneeze

Help pupils understand structure and narrative with this lesson starter for English lessons which uses archive black and white footage.


Character development


Literacy - Character glimpses

A lesson starter on characterisation in literacy which presents six characters that loosely associated with well known story types.


Literacy - Character viewpoints

This lesson starter looks at characterisation using the well known story of Cinderella.


Personal writing: Buffet steward

This funny character description can be used to inspire some work on descriptive writing.


Personal writing: Two sides of Jane

A short film about a woman with two very distinct personalities, which pupils can use as a starting point for descriptive writing.


Writing styles


Fire

Six video clips which are designed for teachers to use with primary pupils to enhance a wide range of writing activities.


Different writing styles: Fire walking

Reveal the science behind walking on fire with this short video which gives a starting point for creative writing.


Different writing styles: Fireworks

Six different types of fireworks provide an excellent starting point a range of creative writing activities.


Different writing styles: Wood fired oven

Inspire creative writing with this short video about a traditional pizza-making restaurant.


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