Primary English: Fantastic fiction activities

Lesson ideas and classroom activities to immerse KS1 and KS2 pupils in the world of fiction
Image Representing The Different Genres Of Children's Fiction Books

Allow young learners' imaginations to run wild with these stimulating fiction resources

Fiction is a staple of primary English lessons. Not only do stories encourage creative thinking, but they are also a vital tool for developing students' empathy understanding of the wider world as they analyse different characters. From introductory presentations to creative writing tips, immerse your budding bookworms in the world of fiction with this selection of hand-picked activities.

Genre lesson inspiration

Mystery, fantasy, adventure… There are plenty of genres for pupils to get their teeth stuck into! Learn about the different forms fiction can take before generating discussion about students' favourite books with the help of these engaging ideas.  

Learn To Write Different Genres Of Story (7-13 years)
guineapigeducation

Learn To Write Different Genres Of Story (7-13 years)

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6 pages Learn To Write Different Genres Of Story In this pack, the child will learn about different genres or types of story and about the techniques writers use to make their reader want to read on. For example, flash backs or dialogue to move a story on. The child is asked to read the r...
Narrative Powerpoint
cocopa

Narrative Powerpoint

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A bright, structured Powerpoint that shows all the key attributes of the process of writing a Narrative for children writing any type of fiction or creative story. The clear guidelines make it suitable for students that need a more visual representation of the Narrative process.
Fiction Reading Question DIce
hanaprice

Fiction Reading Question DIce

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I created these and gave them to my staff. They each were given three for their particular key stage (You will see I put Year 3 in with KS1. I also gave that teacher the KS2 cards as well. I might later create some KS3 for use in year 5/6) Each teacher has a dice for before reading, during and a...

Character analysis activities

Well-developed characters are one of the most important elements of any fiction book. Walk students through the basics of character analysis and encourage them to write descriptions of different personas using these lesson presentations and templates.  

Character Analysis and Comprehension
jmcmeekin

Character Analysis and Comprehension

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**Character Analysis and Comprehension Lesson** This is an engaging lesson for students to practice their inference skills. Enclose you get a short story entitled Ann the Monkey . This short stories tells us about Ann and shares thoughts, feelings, appearance and actions. There is a s...

Writing practice

What better way to enthuse pupils about fiction than to encourage them to write some of their own? Unleash your learners' imaginations by putting pen to paper with these ready-to-use guides and lesson activities.  

Story Mountain Pack
MissRoskell

Story Mountain Pack

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This pack contains: Complete 'story mountain' to demonstrate how children can build their story up (ideal for displays or laminating as story mountain mats!) Blank version, with lines for pupils to write on Blank version, with larger boxes with lines for more detail for pupils to writ...
Suspense and Mystery- KS2
TheIrishTeacher

Suspense and Mystery- KS2

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A 3 day series of lessons on suspense and mystery. These lessons allow children to write in a suspense style by using ellipses, short sentences and making the reader think that there is something hidden. These lessons involve video clips and setting a spooky scene my turning off the lights during th...
Literary techniques for KS2 writers
hazelybell

Literary techniques for KS2 writers

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I have compiled a booklet of literary techniques which my students can use to up-level their writing. I use it mostly as an extension for my higher ability writers. I have turned it into a laminated book and have it next to my learning wall display. I encourage students to visit the book for ideas o...