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KS2 or early KS3 imaginative / descriptive writing story starters cards, featuring high quality photo prompts, vocabulary banks, prompt questions and more. These 20 full-page story generators can be used across a range of abilities and ages, especially in Year 4, 5, 6 and 7, to spark ideas for stories. They’re great for reluctant writers and they have a dyslexia friendly format too. REFRESHED January 2021! Use as warm ups, early finishers activities and as a framework for free writing sessions Each of the 20 A4 cards features a visual element (photo / picture stimulus), a starter sentence or part-sentence to help launch children into their fiction / narrative writing Prompt questions to get ideas going A word bank and some suggested openers to add variety to their writing A box at the bottom reminds students to read their work aloud, check for full stops and capital letters and common spellings Range of subjects and genres including sport, mystery, humour, fantasy and historical. Plenty of variety so children can choose ones that appeal to them. UK and US English versions included, with spellings and references to ‘full stops’ and ‘periods’ etc amended as appropriate Designed to offer maximum support for dyslexic learners and those with similar barriers to learning. Verdana font and spacing used are both dyslexia-friendly and the background colours are designed to reduce glare. Both the UK and US cards are also included with the background colours removed and could be used if printing on dyslexia friendly paper or card. Could be used to support the writing of a full story Could also work well as a regular tool to support struggling writers in one-to-one or small group sessions, where students write a few sentences inspired by the prompts, without worrying about completing a story. SAVE AS PART OF THESE BUNDLES… KS2 Writing BUNDLE Writing and Grammar Starters / Early Finishers Activities BUNDLE Writing and Sentences Activities BUNDLE Literacy and Maths Meaningful Fillers BUNDLE YOU MIGHT LIKE… Complex Sentences Activity Cards Editing SPaG Puzzles Worksheets Full Stops and Capital Letters Cards Improving Sentences Writing Worksheets
This is a lively and engaging resource developing students’ word choices and general vocabulary skills. Ideal in preparing students for GCSE English Language Paper 1, Section B. The full scheme of work is available to purchase for just £5. Click this link to check it out! A range of activities designed to develop your pupils’ vocabulary use and to also get them into positive habits of editing and improving vocabulary after having ‘finished’. This has been designed with the new AQA Language Paper 1 specification in mind, which places heavy emphasis on making effective vocabulary choices in the writing, but is equally useful for KS3 teaching and for other major GCSE exam boards. Would work well as a standalone writing/literacy lesson or as part of the paper 1 writing scheme of work of which this is a part. If you loved the resource and think it’s worth 5 stars, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your TES username and state the free resource* you would like! (Free resource cannot exceed the value of the original resource purchased)
Use as independent activity cards, extensions, homework challenges, big write, assessment writing evidence, guided writes, SPAG lesson responses, talk for writing and more!
Full scheme of work covering all aspects of creative writing. Ideal in preparing students for GCSE English Language Paper 1, Section B. Designed with the very latest developments in the 9-1 specification in mind, this is best suited to the AQA syllabus but would be equally useful for both KS3 prep and other exam boards. Please see individual resources for more details. The lessons all work well as stand-alone, but if being used in sequence, the scheme runs as follows: Lesson 1 - Vocabulary Lesson 2 - Sensory Description Lesson 3 - Devices and Techniques Lesson 4 - Narrative and Descriptive Openings Lesson 5 - Sentence Variation Lesson 6 - Characterisation Lesson 7 - Narrative Structure Each lesson takes the form of a ‘masterclass’; each masterclass is packed with a range of activities that will enable your students to truly embed and master each aspect of creative writing. Each ‘lesson’ is probably going to take in excess of 2 hours to get through - you may wish to ‘pick and choose’ activities, or take your time with each skill area and cover them in depth. Great value bundle, save yourself over 60% compared to buying these resources separately. If you loved the resource and think it’s worth 5 stars, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review, email email@example.com with your TES username and state the free resource* you would like! (Free resource cannot exceed the value of the original resource purchased)
An engaging and fully resourced extended writing lesson. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 AQA English Language Paper 1 Section B - Descriptive Writing practice. The PowerPoint includes: Overview of the features of Gothic literature Extract from Bram Stoker’s Dracula for analysis Creative writing image, activity and choice prompts Planning worksheet Peer assessment focus In the past I also used this as a cover lesson which worked really well. Please leave a review if you found this resource helpful :) Or browse my online shop for other creative writing resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/NovelTeachingUK
Two engaging lesson on varying sentence structures and using punctuation for effect. Includes a range of activities and detailed worksheets that really encourage pupils to see the merit of more varied structural choices, as well as emphasises the significance of technical accuracy. Worked extremely well and had high impact on my own classes. Suitable for both KS3 and KS4.
Ideal for supporting story writing, this resource comprises 4 story starter activity sheets. Each sheet contains a picture with key questions to stimulate children’s story ideas and a suggested opening sentence. Ideal for Years 2-6. Can also be used as a whole class or group writing task, or great as English Writing homework. The pictures in Set 1 are: a castle, a ‘Mr Men’ style car on top of a tree, a fishing scene and a holiday.
A lively and engaging lesson developing students’ ability to plan, structure and sequence their work for maximum impact. Ideal in preparing students for GCSE English Language Paper 1, Section B. The full scheme of work is available to purchase for just £5 here. In this lesson, a range of activities have been designed to develop your pupils’ imagination and descriptive writing skills. In particular, students explore the various narrative structure models that they can use to approach this exam. Lots of image based activities which connect quite strongly to what they will encounter in the writing section of paper 1 on the new AQA 9-1 Language syllabus. There’s plenty of content here to fill at least a couple of lessons. Would work well as a standalone writing/literacy lesson or as part of the Writing scheme of work I have developed (see bundle). Ready to go, lots of differentiation and Assessment for Learning built in to the activities. If you loved the resource and think it’s worth 5 stars, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your TES username and state the free resource* you would like! (Free resource cannot exceed the value of the original resource purchased)
This highly engaging and informative double lesson (around 1.5 to 2 hours of teaching materials) helps students to build skills in demonstrating appropriate, sophisticated, and original structures in their writing, and provides them with theories and techniques to help them to organise their writing adequately. I wrote this lesson because I noticed that there are an extremely high volume of students that approach extended writing tasks (even in their GCSEs) with practically no sense of organisation. Even though they have clearly learnt a number of writing techniques from their teachers, their writing can be extremely short, repetitive, and in some cases the topic is confused. This lesson aims to address each of those issues. Students learn: - What structure and organisation mean; - Narrative structure theory and 'plot mountain;' - How time order can effect a creative text; - How to expand using the five key senses; - How and when to use paragraphing; - Plan for their own extended piece of writing; Included are all worksheets, and detailed and visual PowerPoint presentation, which explains each concept clearly, and a lesson plan for teacher guidance. Alternatively, you can buy the Descriptive Writing Big Bundle (All descriptive devices lessons, structuring and organising writing lesson, capturing the readers attention lesson, and the literacy writing mat) for £5. All images are licensed for commercial use, and authors are cited on the final slide.
What makes a good ghost story? Atmosphere. A template and guidance for writing a ghost story. Appropriate for KS3 (Year 9) or International GCSE Creative Writing Coursework. Includes a template to help planning; plus an emphasis on foreshadowing, tension and atmosphere. There is also a strong emphasis on self-assessment (via success criteria) so that the pupils can evaluate and edit as they work towards the finished product.
A series of lessons for creating a story. Includes a story planner and character designer. This also include the EAL resources as well for differentiated classes. Also included is a presentation to lead class through mindmapping activities when creating characters, and then story plans (2 seperate lessons)
4 homework sheets I have used to back up creative writing in class. Each homework sheet has a picture for inspiration and a number of prompts o support childrens writing. Generally well received by children. Let me know what you think.
10 visual prompts for narrative/story writing. Great for a one-off lesson or cover work. (KS2/KS3/KS4)
The story mat is designed to spark off ideas in children and to give them confidence to write independently. It should also help to extend their vocabularies. It is in PPT format so that it can be shown to the whole class at the beginning of the lesson as well as being printed out. This was originally designed to fit in with a topic on Greek Myths but then adapted to other storm descriptions – hence the 2 versions, which are the same but with different pictures. Fully editable. Tips: Talk about the pictures and their own storm experiences Test them on some of the vocab e.g. describe the ocean waves using a simile or find three words to describe the sound of the wind Can they find any other words to add to any of the lists? Discuss how a storm can build up from a cold dark sky to torrential rain with thunder & lightning. You can illustrate this by getting the class to make sound effects – gentle patter with fingers, building up to clapping, whistling, then howling wind, thunder clap. Challenge them to use vocabulary from each section in their descriptions. For further resources see - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
A variety of engaging activities aimed at Y7-9. Includes 5 weeks of homework. Looks at skills needed at GCSE
A lively and engaging lesson developing students’ ability to open their descriptive and narrative writing in an original and engaging way. Ideal in preparing students for AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1, Section B. The full scheme of work is available to purchase for just £5. Click this link to check it out! Activities are designed to develop your pupils’ ability to open their story/description in an engaging and varied way, giving them lots of different methods and strategies to enable them to do this. The lessons have been designed with the new AQA Language Paper 1 specification in mind, which places heavy emphasis on making effective vocabulary choices in the writing, but is equally useful for KS3 teaching. Would work well as a standalone writing/literacy lesson or as part of the paper 1 writing scheme of work of which this is a part. If you loved the resource and think it’s worth 5 stars, why not get another one absolutely free? Simply leave a review, email email@example.com with your TES username and state the free resource* you would like! (Free resource cannot exceed the value of the original resource purchased)
A PowerPoint designed to challenge pupils and get them thinking creatively! Based on another ppt from TES that I have used and my classes love. There are four categories - 10 Minute Stories; Whose is it?; Location, location, location; Word Limit. Pupils choose a category and then a number from 1-9 as their inspiration. There are given time limits or word limits and instructions on each slide. Each slide has clickable content so good to use on IWB or just as a normal ppt.
An engaging creative writing lesson based around the theme of gothic horror. The lesson includes a number of activities to develop students' vocabulary and use of more complex sentence structures.
Engaging lesson on creative writing in which the students describe a storm. Includes snippets of other writing to analyse for linguistic/structural techniques used for effect and to engage a reader. Includes interesting adjectives list and model written piece with questions for students to analyse. Suitable for KS2-KS3!
Worksheet that provides students with eight tasks to complete which helps them create a well-structured theme park leaflet. They can choose a theme park like Thorpe Park or create their own. Students are given examples of persuasive techniques, word choices and sentence openers. There is also advice for each section so that students carefully consider the language they are using. Creative, fun activity for students. Students can draw, research and develop their writing skills. You could ask students to create their own theme park first if you wanted to extend the task. Easy to use and work from independently. Reviews are greatly appreciated.