Writing and Grammar Starters or Early Finishers Activities

KS2 Year 5 / 6 Literacy and English warm up activities or fast finisher challenges: writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG). They would work in early KS3 too. Fun and printable, they all involve minimal planning. These are 3 of my most popular resource packs, all in PDF format.


  • 6 editing and proofreading puzzles worksheets (homophones and other common spelling errors, full stops, capital letters, question marks, commas, colons, speech marks, proper nouns, missing words, repeated words, tenses, subordinate clauses and embedded clauses full stops) - Ideal for SATs revision

  • 40 complex sentence structure writing game cards (for students to create ambitious sentences, using interesting vocabulary)

  • 20 dyslexia-friendly creative writing prompt cards (TES RECOMMENDED story starters with photos, word banks, prompt questions etc for short pieces of writing in varied fiction genres)

These resources will also suit some KS3 classes. Find lots more information about these on the separate resource pages. Please click on each one to read more and see previews.

I hope your students enjoy using these Literacy / English starters and I would be grateful for any reviews you can leave here on TES. Many thanks.

Here is another popular Key Stage 2 / early KS3 literacy resource you might be interested in to help students construct more ambitious sentences:

<strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/improving-sentences-11651717”>Improving Sentences</a></strong>

For lots more engaging, great value Maths, Literacy and French resources, visit <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/FullShelf”>FullShelf Resources</a></strong>


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Created: Apr 15, 2018

Updated: Oct 27, 2019

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