Teachers TV: Primary English lesson starters - Writing genres
These free primary lesson video starters can be used to inspire creative writing with classes aged 5-11.
The videos cover a variety of different genres from horror to mystery.
Each story start is a short but dramatic video clip that will fire children's imaginations to continue the story into creative writing.
Each of these clips are designed to stimulate creative writing or talk amongst primary pupils.
As a woman is tracking footprints across a deserted beach, a series of events unfold, making it a perfect start to an adventure story.
This video can be used as a lesson starter. It is designed as a stimulus for writing an adventure story in English. (Ages 7-11)
A woman enters a sinister-looking antique shop with a little girl, the girl can hear a mysterious voice echoing from an antique jewellery box - what happens next?
This clip is a stimulus for writing a historical story, the clip should be of particular relevance to classes who are reading about Robin Hood.
This clip should be of particular relevance to teachers who are focusing on story setting, plot or the horror story genre.
This clip should be of particular relevance to classes that are reading or writing ghost stories. It would also make a good example of how to create atmosphere in a story.
This clip should be helpful for teachers who want to focus on descriptive writing or on how to create a gripping setting for a story.