English teaching resources: Fiction

Resources and ideas for english, fiction, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1

A complete 12 week scheme of work that is fully resourced and differentiated. Contains powerpoint lessons, medium term plan, text extracts and sample practice papers. Everything you need to teach the new GCSE English Language Paper 1. Also contains revision activities for GCSE Literature Paper 1 (easily adapted to suit your texts.)

By stebbingk05

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.

By archev

Library Challenge Cards

Library Challenge Cards

These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library. There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.

By sh2810

The Great Kapok Tree Planning Pack

The Great Kapok Tree Planning Pack

Special offer! Get this for FREE using code MARVELLOUS-MAY at checkout.Download the Great Kapok Tree Planning Pack from Tes recommended author KS2History. This two-week unit of English work, based on the book 'The Great Kapok Tree', works well alongside topics about rainforests, sustainability and Mayans. It can also be used as a standalone English unit.The ten lessons in this unit use drama, discussion and creative activities to help pupils to engage imaginatively with the text. Pupils will become familiar with the structure of dilemma stories and then write and edit their own dilemma stories based on The Great Kapok Tree. There is also a grammar focus on using direct speech and plenty of activities designed to develop vocabulary.The English objectives covered in this unit are: - To retrieve information from non-fiction- To design a ‘great tree’ setting - To explore the structure of dilemma stories- To punctuate direct speech correctly- To use a range of speech verbs- To use adverbs in dialogue (higher group)- To identify persuasive devices- To use a dictionary to find definitions- To write a persuasive letter- To prepare a group performance- To plan a dilemma story- To write my own dilemma story- To edit and evaluate my writing- To use a thesaurusAll of our lessons are planned by Outstanding-rated teachers and literacy experts.

By KS2History

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An introduction to gothic literature, originally aimed at A2 students preparing for OCR's 'Texts in Time' coursework but suitable for GCSE and KS3, if AOs changed.Includes conventions and extracts of key texts as well as suggestions for assessment titles.

By archev

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.

By asadler79

Shakespeare Activity Pack: A Midsummer Night's Dream KS2

Shakespeare Activity Pack: A Midsummer Night's Dream KS2

This is a selection of resources to support the story of A Midsummer Nights Dream in the book 'Mr William Shakespeare's Plays' by Marcia Williams.It includes comprehension questions, activity worksheets and character name cards (which can be used for a display or drama activity).I have created resources for most of the plays in this book so please take a look at my other resources or why not buy the bundle?If you find the resources useful please leave a friendly comment. Thank you!

By PrimaryTopicTeacher

The Way up to Heaven by Roald Dahl

The Way up to Heaven by Roald Dahl

The Way up to Heaven by Roald DahlComplete lessons or lessons, on the excellent short story by Roald Dahl!Complete and attractive lesson pack includes:• Engaging starters• Lesson objectives• Full story and discussion prompts throughout (pdf of the complete story included)• Key quote analysis discussion• Main question • The Way up to Heaven quizAn engaging lesson to use time and time again.For the Roald Dahl lesson, The Hitchhiker see here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-hitchhiker-by-roald-dahl-11628326Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: image http://wallls.com/wallpaper/61117, cooltext.com.)

By EngageinEnglish

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

A writing scheme of work designed for year 7 based on grammar for writing ideas but could be used for any Key Stage Three. Ideal used in conjunction with The Iliad reading scheme. Based on the Robert Fagles Penguin Classics edition of Homer's Odyssey.

By helendora

The Silver Donkey by Sonya Hartnett

The Silver Donkey by Sonya Hartnett

This lesson plan is the first week for the book (The Silver Donkey). It was designed for Year 6 and contains 5 days planning with the fifth day being a 'Big Write', which is still based around the book. Differentiated tasks have been included on the planning. Based on the current curriculum requirements for year 6. Day 2: Chapter 1Day 3: Chapter 2Day 4: Chapter 3Week 2 and 3 to follow...

By jacquiweb

Full 3 week unit of work for 'The Tin Forest' Y3

Full 3 week unit of work for 'The Tin Forest' Y3

Full 3 week unit for 'The Tine Forest' aimed at Y3 literacy skills!Includes differentiated plans, resources, video link and short story text for 'The Tin Forest'. All planning includes grammar focused lesson starters, whole class teach, support identified, follow up opportunities for chn to apply skills modelled, plenaries and success criteria. Each week plan includes an opportunity for an independent write to allow chn to apply the skills practiced in different contexts(context for these provided in plans). This is effective in enabling the teacher to assess how secure skills are and to identify next steps in learning.

By fh1989

The Twits KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

The Twits KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet! (Aligned with the Curriculum Expectations)

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Roald Dahl's 'The Twits.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS1 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text.Activities within the booklet include:- 'Feed Mr. Twit' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'talk about their favourite words and phrases in the story;'- 'Dahl's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;'- 'The Mugglewumps' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Say what might happen next in a story based on what has happened so far;'- 'Mr. and Mrs. Twit' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Enjoy reading and discussing the order of events in books and how items of information are related.'Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 20 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer.All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).

By TandLGuru

GCSE Descriptive Writing - Zooming in

GCSE Descriptive Writing - Zooming in

An easy way for KS3 and KS4 pupils to write effective descriptive pieces, using 'zooming structure' - Perfect for Q5, English Language Paper 1.With model descriptions, the powerpoint enables pupils to realise how each paragraph structurally engages readers by gradually zooming from broader to specific objects.

By DeepaSabharwal

GCSE Matching language conventions to texts types - persuasive writing

GCSE Matching language conventions to texts types - persuasive writing

Targeted at KS3 and KS4, this simple hand-out allows pupils to distinguish between the language conventions that are required for writing letters, blogs and speeches.With effective models of each text and beak-down of the ways language conventions are used, pupils are left with a clear understanding of how and why they must structure their persuasive writing in line with the text type - letters, blogs or speeches.

By DeepaSabharwal

The Iliad

The Iliad

A reading scheme designed for year 7 but suitable for any Key Stage Three class with the assessment question 'How is Achilles characterised in The Iliad?'Ideal for use alongside The Odyssey writing scheme but can also be used as a standalone unit.

By helendora

The Iliad & The Odyssey

The Iliad & The Odyssey

A reading (Iliad) & writing (Odyssey) scheme designed to last one full term for KS3 plus an academic language resource to help with students' essay writing skills.

By helendora

The Venice Murders - Creative Writing

The Venice Murders - Creative Writing

The Venice Murders - Creative WritingFantastic creative writing murder mystery story, with a clear scenario and structure to help students write an amazing story.Lesson scenario:It was supposed to be the school trip of a lifetime. You were selected as one of only twelve students to go on the week long school trip to Venice and it all started so well. But then, your teacher goes missing only to be found murdered! And what’s more, only one of your fellow students could have done it!Lesson includes a 10 question Venice quiz starter, full lesson prompts, lesson objectives, starters and interesting plenary activity all with attractive slides and imagery.For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits:Taketours, Monarch, Wikipedia, cooltext.com.)

By EngageinEnglish

Venice – Descriptive Writing, Complete Lesson

Venice – Descriptive Writing, Complete Lesson

Venice – Descriptive Writing, Complete LessonA sophisticated descriptive writing lesson based on images from Venice!Complete, visually attractive lesson includes a 10 question Venice quiz, a senses hunt, a video clip and prompts throughout. For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits:Taketours, Monarch, Wikipedia, cooltext.com.)

By EngageinEnglish

4 Mystery genre ppt's for KS2

4 Mystery genre ppt's for KS2

Save your time! Teach Mystery genre with editable Mystery ppt's. Easy and interactive activities to teach Mystery genre to KS2, from plotting to analyzing the plot......Happy teaching!

By simranvirus123

5 Mystery Genre  Activities for KS2 learners

5 Mystery Genre Activities for KS2 learners

Save your time! Editable 5 lessons with interactive activities from plotting to analysis of characters. Students get familiar with the vocabulary. With Story mountain worksheet get star of the week banners for the best Mystery writers in the class.

By simranvirus123

Analyzing Writing Prompts with RAMP

Analyzing Writing Prompts with RAMP

Do you teach your students how to attack writing prompts by using specific steps expressed by acronyms? Well here are simple posters and bookmarks that highlight the decoding of writing prompts with the acronym RAMP. By following these simple steps your students can better understand what a writing prompt is asking and how to make a plan of attack to achieve their best. As you teach your students to break down writing prompts using the steps in this method you can display the poster as a visual reminder. I also created these bookmarks that can double up as notebook strips that you can stick in their writing books. This set includes 3 coloured bookmarks2 colored posters3 black and white bookmarks 2 black and white posters

By nicadez

Parts of A Writing Prompt Posters

Parts of A Writing Prompt Posters

Here are three coloured posters created to identify the five parts of a writing prompt. Included are also black and white versions. Use these visuals to help your students how to decode writing prompts so that they are understood and the responses are more accurate.

By nicadez

Never Let Me Go - Complete Novel Resources

Never Let Me Go - Complete Novel Resources

This is a complete scheme of work for a full term of teaching Never Let Me Go.- The scheme is designed around a central powerpoint which has an introduction to the text (and also to the OCR spec if needed) and exercises and questions on every chapter of the novel. The powerpoint has well over 100 slides and should be enough to teach the novel for a full term. In addition extra resources include:- List of essay questions- Character Grid- Compare and Contrast Exercises With Unseen Texts- Articles For and Against Cloning To Use In Class Discussion- Interview With Ishiguro To Use In Class Discussion- Revision Powerpoints

By EwanMonaghan

GCSE A Christmas Carol Revision PPT

GCSE A Christmas Carol Revision PPT

A PPT suitable for revision or booster sessions. It is designed for use with the WJEC English Literature 2b paper. 50 slides on context, topics, events, characters, quotes and themes.

By ellabelle209