Teaching non-fiction texts

Non-fiction writing resources for KS3 and KS4 students, including complete lessons, one-off activities and support materials.

Tes Resources Team

A Student Holding Up Newspapers Looking At Non-fiction Text Resources

Secondary resources to help pupils get to grips with the features of non-fiction writing

Non-fiction writing is one of the trickiest topics to get to grips with, but it is also one of the easiest topics to adapt to suit your students interests and get them engaged. From language analysis to form and structure, we have selected a range of lower secondary KS3 and upper secondary KS4 resources to spark your students interest with non-fiction texts.

Check out our English collection for more resources including topic-specific worksheets, lessons and revision materials.

Complete lessons

Writing Speeches - Speech Openers
EnglishGCSEcouk

Writing Speeches - Speech Openers

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We focus on the opening sentences to speeches and think about the most effective ways of beginning speeches depending on the purpose and audience of the speech being written. Students are given topics and audiences and are challenged to write their own speech openings using modelled examples. Excell...
Formal Letter to Council
brahma

Formal Letter to Council

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Support your students to write a formal letter of objection to the council regarding the building of three new houses on a residential road. Using the thirty-two slide powerpoint, students compare two letters of objection looking for similarities and differences, as well as evaluating which is the...
Non-Chronological Reports!
TandLGuru

Non-Chronological Reports!

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This stimulating and informative lesson develops students skill in creating non-chronological reports that precisely meet the content, language and structural features of the form. In particular, they gain an in-depth understanding of how non-chronological reports are ordinarily set out on the pa...

Revision materials

Language and presentational devices (EAL, mixed)
Clara W

Language and presentational devices (EAL, mixed)

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A worksheet designed to help students (EAL and mixed ability) understand the main language and presentational devices. For each device, there is a definition, example and explaination of the effect on the reader. This was originally created as a revision aid for EAL students to prepare them for K...
Writing to Argue
Englbee_Resources

Writing to Argue

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It's hard work finding quality GCSE model writing answers for AQA English Language Paper 2, and even harder work writing them yourself, especially at a high level. Here, you will find a high-level model answer: an article to argue a point of view. The topic is homework. Pupils are asked to refl...

Tasks and activities