Teaching non-fiction texts

Use this collection of resources to help you teach non-fiction writing at KS3 and KS4, including revision aids, complete lessons and one-off activities.

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 to Argue
EnglishGCSEcouk

Writing to Argue

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A fully differentiated resource that engages KS3 and KS4 students with the key features of writing to argue pieces, provides a modelled example and allows students to evaluate the impact of their own writing. **Check out our [English Shop](http://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Lead_Practitione...
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

Non-Fiction Writing Challenge Booklet
jamestickle86

Non-Fiction Writing Challenge Booklet

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A booklet of letters, speeches, articles and reviews for GCSE English Language. Contains writing advice, model answers and a range of questions. It could be used as a homework booklet or in class.