A series of lesson resources designed for upper key stage 2 based on 1,001 Arabian Nights (Geraldine McCaughrean) in which the children write frame stories based on the story of Sinbad the Sailor. These lessons have been designed to be used in conjunction with the book itself, and you will need access to a copy of the book. This resource includes a powerpoint that takes you through creating descriptive language, writing a character description and then planning and drafting a frame story. Within the powerpoints are model texts for the character description and the frame story to support the children in their writing. Also included are two word banks to be used for the character description and the frame story.
KS2 Bonfire Night - Firework Safety Leaflet Writing Frame
This writing template provides a structure for pupils to write their own firework safety leaflet, including supportive prompts. This is a useful worksheet for pupils to practise their writing, as well as to use ahead of Bonfire Night to aid their firework safety knowledge.
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This Bonfire Night writing unit is perfect to use in October or November for Bonfire Night firework celebrations!
Children will start with a cold write, writing their own Bonfire Night poem before building up to a banger of a senses poem at the end of the unit. They will perform poetry to learn all about onomatopoeia and expression.
These five lessons are perfect to be used across a week. They are fully resourced and planned, with detailed lesson plans provided.
Created by an experienced English subject lead, these lessons have been used in a real classroom with real students in Year 1.
5 Lesson plans
HA senses poetry writing frame
Lesson 1: To write a poem.
I can use my senses to make phrases.
I can say aloud what a want to write.
I can segment sounds in words.
I can link words together to make a phrase.
I can use a capital letter.
I can use finger spaces.
I can write letters that start on the line.
I can write letters that are a similar size to one another.
Lesson 2: To perform a poem.
I can learn a line of a new poem and recite it with my group.
I can read a poem using a clear voice
I can perform a poem with expression.
I can perform words with onomatopoeia
Lesson 3: To perform a poem.
I can work in a group to perform a poem.
I can speak with a clear voice.
I can use expression and intonation when I perform.
I can recognise words that have onomatopoeia
Lesson 4 and 5: To write a poem.
I can say out loud what I am going to write about.
I can use my senses to talk about bonfire night.
I can use adjectives to describe Bonfire Night.
I can write sentences that include an expanded noun phrase.
KS1 outstanding SEN key stage one fire work safety november writing english literacy reading poem poetry 5 senses
A series of lessons on Paper 2 (non-fiction) using AQA resources on Knife Crime (Lennie James and Hooligan Nights).
The lessons are designed as KS4 lessons but could be used for KS3 too.
Questions which test skills in information retrieval and identifying explicit and implicit language, exploring language, comparing sources and planning and writing transactional writing.
Word copies of resources and question paper included.
These power point lessons are visually stimulating, contain LOs, success criteria, modelled responses and writing frames.
All lessons are easy to follow and ready to teach.
If you purchase these lessons, find them useful and wouldn’t mind leaving a review, I would very much appreciate it - thank you.
In Roald Dahl’s story The Landlady, young Billy Weaver finds himself alone at night in the city of Bath looking for overnight lodgings on a work placement from his Head Office. 'Find your own lodgings, he (his boss) had said, “and then go along and report to the Branch Manager as soon as you’ve got yourself settled”. Billy is seventeen, keen to get on in his career, and he is feeling ‘just fine’.
Before long Billy finds an inexpensive looking guest house where he is mesmerized by the sign ‘Bed and Breakfast’. The Landlady opens the door…as if she had been expecting him! ‘She seemed terribly nice. She looked exactly like the mother of one’s best school-friend welcoming one into the house to stay for the Christmas holidays’.
And so Billy is shown around by a slightly dotty old landlady. But…after all…she is obviously harmless, isn’t she? And then Billy notices two names of guests in the guets book, and tries hard to remember where he has heard those names before…
Roald Dahl’s tale is a classic tale of the unexpected, hugely popular with students, and deliciously macabre. It is studied for its style, and as an excellent example of the literary technique of foreshadowing, or hinting at what is to come. It is also used as a springboard for a piece of creative writing, which is the purpose these writing prompts included here.
The writing task, is to write The Landlady’s Diary.
I have included here two writing ‘prompts’ of different types; one is a modelled start of the first three paragraphs to the landlady’s diary, the other is a writing ‘prompt’ or writing frame; which simply gives the writer the opening sentence of each paragraph, and can of course be added to/amended/edited as the student writer chooses. You will of course need the Roald Dahl short story ‘The Landlady’, which is available as a PDF online.
This is a writing frame designed for the OCR GCSE Philosophy and Applied Ethics module on Religion and Medical Ethics: B603. It is for a 6-mark question on euthanasia. I have included the presentation mentioned as sources of additional support and the assessment criteria.
Two days worth of lessons based on The Gunpowder Plot. Planning included in the notes section of the powerpoint.
First lesson based on inference and deduction, second lesson based on the children making a comic strip.
Differentiated resources included for the comic strip: 1 and 2 chillis has key words to include and 3 chillis is the comic strip frame.
2 FIREWORKS frames - simpler and more complex versions, +
These popular sheets call for action words - whizzing, booming, sparkling, crackling? - and more, for fireworks.
Both sheets also invite describing words for the night sky - dark, misty, moonlit, mysterious, pitch black, spooky, foggy, windy, chilly, cave-dark??
The harder version also requires 3 similes, but the structure is clear, with a repeated pattern running through, and structured phrases with gaps to fill.
Supports: seasons, celebrations, literacy, poetry, creativity, vocabulary, colour, night skies and firework features.
A woodland poem example, featuring description, presented over a colourful autumn wood photo.
Writing frame also included.
Repetition of the opening line also features in this simple format.
**Offers a framework and idea spurs **for KS2 writers, and for KS1 verbal contributions.
Warm-up: go outside to experience trees (and woods?) with all the senses. Then discuss - what did the children notice? What creatures might live there, and what are they like? How would the trees be in different seasons? What might they be like on Halloween night? Enact trees together, then pretend you’re walking through a wood, finding “treasures”.
You’ll find more poem guides and poetry themes here at my TES shop.
Sea similes and free style creative writing are invited on this wavy-sea picture poem, entitled “Summer’s Day Sea”. Children in my workshops are keen to write on the waves, thinking up their own similes for the sea and sand, and details to follow ‘It goes…’ and ‘You may find…’
IDEAS: The sea might be as blue as the fresh, summer sky, as refreshing as a dripping, mouthwatering, mint ice lolly, and as lacy as a bride’s frilly wedding dress. Or it might be as curly as hair rollers, as fun as your dream birthday party, or as reflecting as a gleaming, polished mirror. Perhaps start children off with similes for sparkly, e.g. as a whirl of precious diamonds, as silver glitter on a Christmas card, or as the twinkling stars in the night sky.
SEE ALSO Stormy Sea simile sheet:**** https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/stormy-sea-poetry-frame-guide-12043779**** and Treasure Map alliteration fun: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/treasure-map-alliteration-game-yr1-6-guide-for-use-11887395 - both very popular!
Space recipe poem example, on space photo backdrop, plus blank writing frame on same background (2 sheets total).
This fun, fascinating poem was written by the author - a published children’s poet. It demonstrates key poetic techniques, e.g. simile, metaphor and alliteration, and stretches minds and language.
The blank writing frame is open to other styles of space poetry too, encouraging poetry exploration AND space exploration!
Supports poetry, literacy and space studies.
Here’s another of my published space poems -
‘Space Has No Ceiling’: https://youtu.be/zL1CTJArepc
SEE ALSO: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/recipe-for-a-night-sky-poem-to-read-12420912.
This is a PPT with Preparation lesson and Reading Assessment on Midsummer Night's Dream, focused around the encounter between Titania and Bottom and the power of persuasion implemented by the Queen of Fairies. The PPT has PEEL frame build in and it should take you around 4 lessons to finish it, as well as peer-assess it.
This PPT can be followed by my other PPT about FAIRIES for a Creative Writing assessment, in any other you like.
In the Scottish curriculum students will do a personal/reflective piece of writing. This scheme has been created for this unit. But can be adapted between year groups (S2-S4/Year 9-11). Resources are attached. It focuses on creative writing, narrative hooks, using sensory language, reflecting on past events. Can be followed up with desert island discs (search for on TES) or a speaking and listening task such as This is Your Life. Can also adapt and use for non fiction writing with a focus on biographies and autobiographies.