Back to basics
1 Uniform approach
What is it? A workbook that helps students to create texts that discuss or explore issues. It uses education-based questions such as "Should school uniform be compulsory" and "Should home-schooling be allowed?" as a starting point
What users say "Very helpful resource. It presented the material in a clear and systematic way."
2 Suffragette story
What is it? A series of lessons on researching Emmeline Pankhurst (pictured) and writing about her life
What users say "Great the way you ask kids to question the overused word `hero' - is footballer Wayne Rooney really up there with Nelson Mandela and Gandhi?"
3 Hunger Games help
What is it? Three lessons that use the Hunger Games series as inspiration for non-fiction writing
What users say "We've been revising exam skills for so long that both my students and I have become rather jaded and bored. These resources are really useful and thoroughly engaging."
4 Slumming it
What is it? A PowerPoint to show students aged 14-16 how to write a film review, with particular reference to Slumdog Millionaire (pictured)
What users say "This is a brilliant resource - thank you so much. I've been able to adapt it to the needs of my own class."
5 Advice on advising
What is it? A presentation on the conventions of writing to provide advice, with a stepby-step guide for students
What users say "So useful. Thank you."
6 Well informed
What is it? A lesson covering the devices used in writing designed to inform, and how students can utilise these in their own work
What users say "Interesting."
7 Leaf through
What is it? Advice on how to write and analyse leaflets and other types of texts designed to inform
What users say "Caught short. Really struggling to think of a lesson for my class and up pops your resource. Perfect - thank you."
8 Non-fiction notes
What is it? Resources for teaching about a variety of types of non-fiction texts
What users say "Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous resources. They cover most aspects of the topic and have saved me hours of time developing similar ideas myself."
9 Perfecting prose
What is it? A series of activities originally intended to prepare students for non-fiction exam questions
What users say "Excellent resource - very easy to follow and suggested tasks added in comments were great."
10 D'oh it right
What is it? A task built around writing a review of an episode of The Simpsons
What users say "I will tweak it to serve reviews of French films. Merci."