Creative Writing for Top Grades! 7 lessons for improving either descriptive or narrative writing
Are you falling asleep while marking your students' work? Whether descriptive or narrative, these resources are designed to help get those uninspired writing to the next level, making their work imaginative and engaging to read. I used them initially with a top set GCSE group, but quickly started rolling them out all the way down to year 7 low ability (high expectations are the key!). Each lesson has specific outcomes with resources for students to self or peer assess so they can see their progress. There are 7 complete lessons which deal with vocabulary building, word connotations, sentence structure, paragraphing, planning, etc. I found my students' marks went up by as much as two grades by using these key ideas and students who found it hard to be creative before had the confidence to take much better risks with their work and enjoy the process. I felt like I'd discovered a secret of some kind with these ideas and I hope you feel the same.
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  • 2-connotations.ppt
  • 5-sentence-openings.pptx
  • 3-paragraphing-planning.pptx
  • Checklist-for-effective-narrative-writing.doc
  • 4-Twists.pptx
  • 6-whole-structure.pptx
  • 7-Writing-Narratives.pptx

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Created: Oct 27, 2016

Updated: May 4, 2017

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