Back to basics
1. Perfect planning
What is it? A planning mat for descriptive writing
What users say "Thanks - especially useful for visual learners."
2. Ruination writing
What is it? Narrative and descriptive writing tasks based on pictures of abandoned places
What users say "Excellent material. I've used this at teacher-training college and the results were great."
3. Write time
What is it? A PowerPoint presenting four categories that students can use as starting points for creative writing
What users say "A perfect addition to my preparation for next year's writing exam. Could be easily adapted for younger learners."
4. London calling 1
What is it? Lessons inspired by the UK capital, which aim to make students pay closer attention to word choices when writing creatively and descriptively
What users say "Absolutely brilliant resources - thank you so much, they have saved me so much time."
5. London calling 2
What is it? The second set of these creative-writing lessons makes use of an extract from Sorrows of the Moon: a journey through London by Iqbal Ahmed
What users say "You must have spent ages on this. Can't wait to use it with my learners."
6. Boy wonders
What is it? A lesson using an extract from Roald Dahl's Boy that encourages students to describe characters in detail
What users say "Students really understood the importance of choosing effective language to make an impression on the reader."
7. Good moods
What is it? A presentation that explains how to create atmosphere in writing
What users say "Fantastic - saved me hours!"
8. Simile face
What is it? A scheme of work on creative-writing skills that includes the use of simile and metaphor, varying sentence type and dialogue
What users say "Thanks for a brilliant scheme of work."
9. Setting scenes
What is it? Activities designed to help students appeal to the senses and use various linguistic devices when describing environments
What users say "My class loved this and the word prompts really helped them to expand their vocabulary. We ended up having a thesaurus race to find the best words."
10. Description guide
What is it? A simple one-page reference guide for descriptive writing
What users say "Clear and comprehensive guide with engaging examples."