English non-fiction writing introduction lesson that explores purpose, audience, text types or forms, language and structure as students recap previous learning on non-fiction texts from previous years and use their new learning to evaluate purpose, audience and key features within an article on tattoos and perspectives around them. Useful for KS3 students, particular Year 8 or Year 9, as well as GCSE English Language students preparing for Language Paper 2. Includes differentiated activities, engaging worksheets, modelled examples, extensive teacher and student notes and more. Check out our English Shop for loads more free and inexpensive KS3, KS4, KS5, Literacy and whole school resources. This lesson forms part of our KS3 Complete Pack. Find out more here. AQA English Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 Knowledge Organisers AQA English Language Paper 1 Section A package AQA English Language Paper 1 Sections A and B package AQA English Language Paper 1 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 1 Question 5 package AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A package AQA English Language and English Literature revision package An Inspector Calls whole scheme package An Inspector Calls revision package Macbeth whole scheme package Macbeth revision package A Christmas Carol whole scheme package A Christmas Carol revision package Jekyll and Hyde whole scheme package Jekyll and Hyde revision package Romeo and Juliet whole scheme package Power and Conflict poetry comparing poems package Power and Conflict poetry whole scheme package Love and Relationships poetry whole scheme package Unseen Poetry whole scheme package
A nonfiction reading and writing pack for English KS3 students and adaptable for KS4. This is a complete scheme of work that includes differentiated activities throughout, modelled examples, scaffolds, sentence starters, example paragraphs, six weeks of homework activities (all differentiated) and so much more. Useful for AQA English Language Paper 2 Section A exam preparation. Currently includes: Non-fiction introduction (text types, purpose, audience) Creating newspaper articles Writing to advise and leaflet lesson Comparing nonfiction texts lesson (journals, articles) Language and tone lesson exploring language techniques Summary lesson (includes model example and writing frame) Language analysis lesson exploring language techniques Malala Yousafzai speech analysis lesson (model and scaffold included) Comparing speeches lesson (Q4) Q4 comparing texts lesson on two speeches with models and scaffolds Opening nonfiction Inference and Implication lesson, useful for Q1 - Q4 of Paper 2. Analysing a letter lesson, with Q1 style task and extensive notes. Language analysis lesson with sentence scaffolds Comparing texts (Q4) Assessment and run through resource (Paper 2) Non-fiction escape room Assessment review lesson (including indicative content) English homework activities for six weeks Scheme of work document
These resources can be used for any exam syllabus. They give a clear overview to students on writing in a range of different styles. Speeches Magazine Articles Letters
Non-Fiction Writing English pack designed for Year 9 but easily adaptable for Year 7, Year 8 and GCSE English Language classes. This pack will grow into a full scheme of work over the next few weeks. Currently includes: Non-Fiction Writing Introduction - Purpose, audience, text types Vocabulary and Tone lesson - How combining registers and styles can impact a reader Paragraphing for Effect lesson Beginnings and endings for non-fiction texts lesson Article writing lesson including straplines and headlines Writing to persuade article lesson Writing to explain lesson on Feminism Fake news leaflet lesson with a writing to advise focus Spoken Language presentation skills lesson Spoken Language planning resource Spoken Language questions and answers lesson Letter writing with a focus on tone, structure and language Punctuation workshop on commas, full stops, capital letters, hyphens, dashes and apostrophes. Writing to argue article lesson on plastic surgery. Assessment and preparation lesson Assessment review lesson Homework pack - six weeks of differentiated activities including Spoken Language tasks Non-fiction writing escape room Six week FREE scheme of work document
15 lessons on non-fiction reading and writing on the theme of animals planned and delivered to small groups of SEN students in a behaviour setting. Locating facts and opinions from texts, creating an information poster, analysing and writing leaflets, analysing and writing instructions, writing a newspaper article and analysing and writing film reviews. Resources included for most lessons.
Attached is a 10-slide PowerPoint you can use when teaching non-fiction. Before delivering this PowerPoint, put a selection of non-fiction books out on the children’s tables. Contents: Features of non-fiction texts. Activities to complete. Presenting facts in different ways. Finding information. Asking questions. Topics to research. Ideal for 5 - 9 years. Fully editable.
These texts and associated worksheets are great for teaching non-fiction reading to KS4 and KS5 students working at Pre-GCSE level. They were made for students working towards the Edexcel Entry Level 1 English paper, but could be used as a starter exercise or confidence-booster for students working at the next level up. Two separate adverts are provided: one for a pet sitting service and one for a swim club. The swim club advert can easily be made contextual for your students by changing the town’s name to a local one. The questions are tailored to encourage discussion with the students about reading exam questions carefully, looking for key words and how to tackle “two point” questions. The vocabulary is straightforward but I put the texts on the board just to read through with the students before they tried the questions. They could also be used for teaching English as a foreign language.
A full SOW for writing - uses some specific texts, though these are easily changed.
Here is an engaging unit of work focused on non-fiction for KS3. Themed around video games, this unit of work covers: comprehension; transactional writing; descriptive writing; understanding structure; comparing writers’ perspectives; speech writing and more. The unit is divided into six lessons, each designed to last around 90 minutes. Tasks are differentiated throughout. Lesson 1: Introduction to video games. Students learn what video games are and teach each other about key genres of video game. They read case studies and an article on why video games are popular. Key skills: comprehension; quote retrieval; summmarising. Lesson 2: Create your own video game. Students choose between two genres and create a world and characters for their game. Key skills: narrative forming; synthesising information; creative thinking. Lesson 3: Writing for impact. Students examine the structure of a short piece of descriptive writing before learning the MR VAS method of writing (Mood, Register, Vocabulary, Adjectives and Sensory Description). Students then improve the writing model before creating their own description based on the video game they created in Lesson 2. Key skills: editing; selecting language devices; structuring. Lesson 4: Communicating your ideas. Students read the blurbs of three popular video games before editing an example and then creating their own blurb for their video game. A transactional writing task is then offered: write a review of your video game or write a letter to a games retailer asking them to stock your game. Key skills: writing to persuade; writing to inform; use of language and structure for effect. Lesson 5: Comparing perspectives. Students read two contrasting articles on the role of video games in a person’s life, and are then guided to consider the similarities and differences in the two writers’ perspectives. Key skills: comprehension; comparison; formulating an essay response. Lesson 6: Speech and debate. Students consider the topic of violence in video games. Students answer questions on a video debate on the topic, before researching and planning their own response to the statement: “Violent video games are bad for society. They encourage immoral behaviour and attitudes in children and adults.” Students read and analyse an example speech on a different topic before writing their own response to the statement. Key skills: planning an extended response; crafting language; developing points. You can try a free sample of this unit here.
An activity to get pupils familiar with the features of non-fiction texts by using fairy tales. Suitable for recapping in Yr9 or any KS3/4 class.
Non Fiction text about Dinosaurs with questions used for comprehension homework. Please rate and review, any feedback or suggestions for improvement would be most appreciated too! :) For further comprehension texts please view and review my other resources :)
This bundle consists of 30 thoroughly planned lessons that take students through every non-fiction text in the Edexcel IGCSE English Anthology. Lessons incorporate Paper 1-style question practice, guided analysis of each text, and some transactional writing practice (article writing and persuasive writing). List of non-fiction texts covered: ‘The Danger of a Single Story’ ‘A Passage to Africa’ ‘The Explorer’s Daughter’ ‘Explorers or boys messing about? Either way, taxpayer gets rescue bill’ ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ ‘Young and Dyslexic? You’ve got it going on’ ‘A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat’ ‘Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan’ ‘H is for Hawk’ ‘Chinese Cinderella’
An written example and template for writing a Police Crime Report. Can be used for English or History to recount an event or details from a novella.
A fully-resourced lesson with a powerpoint and worksheets included. Suitable for AQA Language Paper 2 practice. **Main focus: Analysing two non-fiction articles on waste and over-indulgence during the festive period. ** Article 1- Plastic found in Christmas jumpers and the impact of ‘fast fashion’ on the environment. Article 2- How much money Millenials spend on their pets. Lesson Outline: Starter task- students write one sentence arguing whether pets should be bought presents (challenge- use a persuasive feature). Students read the articles and complete the True/False statements based on what they have read. Compare the articles and explore the attitudes/viewpoints of the writers. Q5 practice- A teacher was overheard saying:.‘There is far too much waste at Christmas. Young people should stop buying things they don’t need.’ Write a persuasive speech for your school assembly arguing your point of view regarding this statement.
I created these resources to help the children in my class to write effective non-fiction text (to instruct, to describe, explain. or to persuade).
A topical comprehension on the perils of plastic pollution, especially in oceans, following from the BBC programme, Blue Planet. It has a range of questions: vocabulary, information retrieval and language analysis. Together these are worth 25 marks. Suggested answers are provided separately. There is also a descriptive writing task, which is also worth 25 marks. This resource could, therefore, be useful as an exam paper, classwork task, cover lesson, homework or be used for tuition. It has been designed for KS3 using question styles similar to those found on GCSE 9-1. It is editable so can be modified to suit your requirements. Hope its useful! If it is, check out my 4 similar topical non-fiction comprehensions, on darts, the RNLI, the resurgence in crafts like sewing and knitting and paramedics. Another useful resource at a very reasonable price!
There are 8 non-fiction tasks in this bundle. There is a Powerpoint lesson for each task and a student work book to accompany each lesson which includes a checklist and a suggested plan. The tasks cover a range of purposes, audiences, formats and tones. For each task, students fill in a checklist which they use when writing. The checklist can also be used for self or for peer assessment. Each task should take two lessons: one lesson to review the PAFT and plan a response and the second lesson for writing the task and self/peer assessment. As students become more confident identifying the features of PAFT, a task could be completed in one lesson. The lessons form a sequence so that students revisit the features of, for example, persuasive writing. By using the lessons in the given order, students are encouraged to review their own work and set up their own checklists and targets. The tasks are: Formal, friendly letter Light-hearted advice leaflet Serious newspaper article Formal speech Light-hearted magazine article Review Lively article Formal letter
This 100 page Word document resource is aimed at pupils following Edexcel International GCSE English Language specification A. It focuses on preparation for question 4 of the Paper 1 examination on the ten non-fiction Anthology texts: The Danger of a Single Story; A Passage to Africa; The Explorer’s Daughter; Explorers or Boys Messing About; Between a Rock and a Hard Place; Young and Dyslexic; A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat; Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan; H is for Hawk; Chinese Cinderella. FOR A DETAILED PREVIEW, SEE THE FREE RESOURCE ‘THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY: WORKBOOK WITH ANSWERS’ WHICH IS THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THIS BOOKLET The booklet can be used as a basis for teacher-led lessons, as a revision pack, or as self-study materials for pupils who have missed the teaching of the Anthology due to absence or starting courses late. The study of each anthology text is divided into the following sections: Background and context: Brief details about the writer and the topic of the extract Summary of the text: Summary of the main issues covered in the extract Get started: Pre-reading activity to lead pupils into the text Read the text: Instruction to read the whole text in the Anthology before starting the activities Key vocabulary: List of vocabulary to aid understanding of the text Analyse the language and structure of the text: Questions and activities to encourage analysis Consolidate your understanding: Activity to highlight key points about language or structure Answer a practice examination question: An exam-style question 4 with ten sentence starters Detailed suggested answers are given for sections 1-7 plus a simplified mark scheme for pupils to self-assess their Section 8 practice essays if working independently. A glossary of ‘Language Features: Technical Terms’ is included at the end of the booklet and words in the booklet marked * are explained in this list with examples from the Anthology extracts. The non-fiction extracts are NOT included in this booklet. Pupils should have their own copies of the EdExcel IGCSE English Anthology which is issued by the examination board.
This non-fiction text about robots is a fascinating look at the history, evolution and possible future of robotics and AI. It is accompanied by comprehension questions that target key skills of retrieving information, making inferences and understanding unfamiliar vocabulary.
A short, differentiated non-fiction extract taken from Bill Bryson’s ‘Notes from a Small Island’, accompanied by some short comprehension and analysis tasks.
A scheme of work for KS3 based on non-fiction writing.