Expressive arts and design teaching resources: Storymaking

Resources and ideas for expressive arts and design, storymaking, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Cracking Contraptions! pictures (pencil line drawings)

Cracking Contraptions! pictures (pencil line drawings)

Line drawings of Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions for use with explanation texts. I traced these myself, from screen captures, for use with a Year 4 class, for them to annotate and label, for use with writing explanation texts.The Autochefhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2igRcGxlshAA Christmas Cardomatichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfjTWsURwScSnowmanotronhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NgAsiEdCUoSoccamatichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu2pxJo3cI0Turbo Dinnerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDmwqj6CUOY

By jamesappleby

Haunted House Drama/Performing Arts Unit

Haunted House Drama/Performing Arts Unit

This PowerPoint is created for a 6 week term with a 1 hour lesson each week. It is aimed at Year 7 but could be taught to Key stage 2 and 3. This would be good for an NQT, small department or non specialist. PowerPoint comes complete with Learning objectives, lesson expectations, starters, mains and plenaries.

By amythornton91

Physical Theatre and Fairy Tales

Physical Theatre and Fairy Tales

This PowerPoint is created to suit a 6 week term with a 1 hour lesson each week. Lessons are fully planned with learning objectives, expectations, starters, mains and plenaries. Everything you need to get going! This is good resource for a not specialist or a department just starting up. Specifically for year 7 but could be used in Key stage 2.

By amythornton91

Pantomime KeyStage 3 Drama/Performing Arts

Pantomime KeyStage 3 Drama/Performing Arts

This powerpoint is created to suit a 6 week term with a 1 hour lesson each week. Pantomime is a key unit for students to learn. This is aimed at Year 8 but could be taught to Key Stage 2 as well as Key Stage 3. This complete PowerPoint comes with Learning Objectives, Lesson expectations, starters, mains and plenary activities. Ideal for NQT's, small departments or non specialists.

By amythornton91

Let Him Have It Unit of Work. Drama/Performing Arts

Let Him Have It Unit of Work. Drama/Performing Arts

This PowerPoint is suited for a 6 week term with a 1 hour lesson each week. It is aimed at Year 9 but could be taught to years 8-11. This comes complete with Learning objectives, lesson expectations, starters, mains and plenaries. Ideal for NQT's, small departments or non specialists.

By amythornton91

Blooms Flower Questioning Fan

Blooms Flower Questioning Fan

Print and cut these flowers out, laminate them and put them on a key ring/lanyard - very useful for planning questioning within or lessons, or even for using on the spot to deepen children's understanding and learning. Each flower has different question starters, split in to the sections of Bloom's taxonomy for effective questioning.

By alexbray95

Build Your Own Story. A Writing Workshop for Big Kids.

Build Your Own Story. A Writing Workshop for Big Kids.

Become the author! Build your own crazy, zany character or a simple, sweet character. Choose the head and then the body. The choice is yours because you’re the author! This is a fun card game and a writing activity workshop all in one printable packet. The interactive activities can be carried out over the course of the week as the children slowly develop their very own character and learn about character traits. They select a special object for their character and then create the story. Just add a sprinkle of imagination!Included: • 10 tops and 10 tails making a combination of over 100 possible characters!• These can be printed and laminated or cut and glued into notebooks. Interactive notebook activities• Interactive worksheets to build upon the skills of developing character traits.• 8 page book to easily copy and assemble, for students to write their own story based upon their built up characters and setting.• Lesson suggestionsThis was created for my 4th grade for the upcoming book week. A version for little kids, grades K-2 can be found in my store also.Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.pypteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

A Winter Flip Book Literacy Activity

A Winter Flip Book Literacy Activity

How does the snowball feel in a snowball fight?! Well, that would be perspective! This fun 6 page flip book is perfectly suited for 2nd,3rd and 4th grades for a fun, engaging and seasonal review of the IB key concepts of reflection and perspective. The children are asked to complete fun tasks on each page that revolve around reflecting on their knowledge of winter weather and their perspective of winter. The tasks include acrostic poetry, expository writing/research and it also asks them to use reading comprehension skills such as inferring and visualising. You will find easy instructions with printable pages all ready to just print and go! A fun, literacy activity incorporating the IB Key Concepts perfect for centers work and a review of the children's’ understanding of the key concepts.If you like this flip book, you can more of my themed flip books in my stores. They are all related in some form or other to the IB PYP curriculum.You can find more ideas and freebies in my blog:www.coolteachingtools.blogspot.comEnjoy! Susan Powers

By susanpowers09

Mother's Day activity sheet for KS1 and KS2

Mother's Day activity sheet for KS1 and KS2

A lovely worksheet for children to complete around Mother's Day. Includes a space for a drawing and details of what makes the Childs mum so special to them.A wonderful way to get children thinking creatively about why their mum is so special.

By carley0831

Mini beasts with percussion, story and song for non specialists

Mini beasts with percussion, story and song for non specialists

4 songs with ideas for your creative curriculumPreview the songs (Highlight, right click,go)Musical story https://youtu.be/pTCtxFrLVMMMini beast song https://youtu.be/EoQyHXKlAbwLadybird https://youtu.be/tc1GLCCcJpoThe bug song https://youtu.be/xFub-HgEAnoNB They may have different illustrations.

By pwilloughby3

Characters from the movies in song

Characters from the movies in song

Meet Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell in the Peter Pan song ( Preview https://youtu.be/l9yt4Z2PM4I )Travel to the swamp, play the instruments and meet the fairyland characters (Preview https://youtu.be/4gavcKieZwM ) Finally meet the hip 3 blind mice and join in with the percussion parts in the chorus.

By pwilloughby3

Super Heroes and Villains - Comic Drawing and Creative Writing Activity

Super Heroes and Villains - Comic Drawing and Creative Writing Activity

Four pages of templates for creating and writing about Super Heroes and Villains. Each page has a watermark figure (1 each female hero and villain and male hero and villain) that students can drawn over and colour to create their own comic book character. There is also a section for the student to name and describe their character (hints given) and to write a short story with that character in it. Suitable for upper primary and middle school classes as an exercise in character development for story writing in English or an Art lesson that engages students in writing as an aid to visualization of ideas. Please complete a review if you find this resource useful.

By kellyocs

mathematics - song booklet

mathematics - song booklet

I put this booklet together and added pictures that can be printed off, laminated and used with the songs. We really enjoyed it, hope it is of use :) ( there are a couple of pictures missing as I already had them) some songs haven’t got tunes, we just chanted them, adding rhythm when possible. Most of the others are well known tunes. I am afraid I haven’t got the music script for them. I am sure there is a site on the internet that will help with the tunes x

By nikkijc

Animation Basics - A Guide for Industrial Technology - Multimedia Industries (Australian Curriculum)

Animation Basics - A Guide for Industrial Technology - Multimedia Industries (Australian Curriculum)

A reference guide and work tasks for studying Animation Basics that includes research questions and a number of practical activities that can be completed without the purchase of additional high-end software. Although specifically designed with the HSC Multimedia course in mind this resource might also be used as a work unit for Mandatory Technology classes or Elective ICT in the junior high school. (Australian Curriculum). The guide can be printed and distributed as a student handout or distributed to students in the original pdf format. Please complete a review if you find this resource useful.

By kellyocs

Outlining: Step-by-Step Introduction & Practice

Outlining: Step-by-Step Introduction & Practice

Creating a written plan that organizes ideas or facts in a logical order. The 44 lessons in this book will give students plenty of practice with all aspects of Outlining. Exercises focus on the parts of an outline, finding main and sub-topics, writing paragraphs from an outline, creating an outline and then a report, and more. With the skills taught in this unit, students will be better equipped to use an outline to write stories and reports.

By RemediaPub

Visual Prompts for Creative Writing - Fantasy/Science Fiction (Australian Curriculum)

Visual Prompts for Creative Writing - Fantasy/Science Fiction (Australian Curriculum)

This collection of twelve, full color, original digital artworks on two A4 pages is designed to inspire students to write creatively in the Fantasy/Science fiction genres. The pages can be printed as handouts for individual students or projected on a screen for whole class viewing. Individual images can also be used as a resource in developing student skills in interpreting visual texts (Australian Curriculum) Please complete a review if you find this resource useful.

By kellyocs

Visual Prompts for Creative Writing - Fantasy/Science Fiction (Australian Curriculum) - A3 Posters

Visual Prompts for Creative Writing - Fantasy/Science Fiction (Australian Curriculum) - A3 Posters

This collection of twelve, full color, original digital artworks on two A3 pages is designed to inspire students to write creatively in the Fantasy/Science fiction genres. The pages can be printed as wall posters or projected on a screen for whole class viewing. Individual images can also be used as a resource in developing student skills in interpreting visual texts (Australian Curriculum) Please complete a review if you find this resource useful.

By kellyocs

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Zombie and Horror Bundle

Zombie and Horror Bundle

Fantasic collection of zombie and horror creative writing lessons!Click on the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish£21 bundle for just 5.95, hours and hours of lessons!(Credits: cooltext.com and zombie image from https://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/zombie-experience)

By EngageinEnglish

A descriptive writing practice activity to produce a description of a place or thing.

A descriptive writing practice activity to produce a description of a place or thing.

Appropriate for GCSE English; all specs where descriptive writing occurs. Could also be used for Creative writing classes or ESOL.Dice suggested for first part but not a necessity. Learners work their way around the grid, following the arrows and completing each part of the task to create a piece of descriptive writing. Good for getting learners 'in flow', with monitoring to ensure they understand and are staying on task.

By muadib

Making Your Own Comics in Microsoft Word

Making Your Own Comics in Microsoft Word

Simple instructions for creating your own comics using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word. This is a fun and imaginative way to teach English language essentials such as visual literacy, story writing and dialogue (both external and internal) to middle school students. It may also prove useful as a means of story boarding drama and multimedia projects or exploring social interactions. This resource can be used by teachers as an aid for guided instruction or distributed directly to students as a printed worksheet. If you find it useful please provide a review.

By kellyocs

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The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative WritingA group of friends find themselves trapped in an old hotel, only to suffer strange lucid dreams and terrifying nightly visitations. Will they escape or go insane? And what is the significance of the black rose?Visually attractive, creative horror story lesson complete with all resources needed for a fun engaging lesson or series of lessons. (At least two lessons will be required to complete the story.)Power point includes:* Attractive title page.* Story scenario – dramatic scenario (as above).* Complete lesson objectives and outcomes* Character cards page (with example, included) where students complete their own characters on special cards (resources included at the back of the Power Point.)* Planning sheet giving students a structured method in which to write an effective story (included at the back of the Power Point.)* A review prompt to discuss writing so far.* A review peer-assessment prompt which should set students up to continue the story next lesson.A simple but fun and engaging lesson!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Donney Nunley, Circus Tricks, Flickr.com. Emo Attitude, Haunted Boy, Deviant art.)You created this resource.

By EngageinEnglish

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TV Love or Hate + The Lake District Murder Mystery Lesson with Starters

TV Love or Hate + The Lake District Murder Mystery Lesson with Starters

TV Love or Hate + The Lake District Murder Mystery Lesson with StartersTwo popular premium lessons with a general English starter pack.* TV Love or Hate - Writing Lesson* The Lake District Murder Mystery Lesson* The Murder Mystery GeneratorClick on the resources for further details.For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

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The Cornish Mystery + The Sugar Tax with Starters

The Cornish Mystery + The Sugar Tax with Starters

The Cornish Mystery + The Sugar Tax with StartersTwo popular premium lessons with a general English starter pack.* The Cornish Mystery - Creative Writing Lesson* The Sugar Tax - Writing to Argue and Persuade* 10 starters with word gamesClick on the resources for further details.For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

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Murder Mystery and Creative Bundle

Murder Mystery and Creative Bundle

Murder Mystery and Creative Bundle Fantastic collection of attractive murder mystery and creative lessons featuring: * A Christmas Murder Mystery * Murder Mystery Generator and Starter Pack * Bakerfield Lodge - Murder Mystery * The Cornish Murder Mystery * The Haunting Horrory Story Creative Writing Click on the links for further details. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: cooltext.com)

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Descriptive and Creative Bundle

Descriptive and Creative Bundle

Descriptive and Creative Bundle Fantastic collection of attractive descriptive and creative lessons featuring: * Descriptions of Paradise * Climbing of Mount Everest * The Summer Holiday Murders * The Cornish Murder * Bakerfield Lodge - Murder Mystery + free quiz pack! Click on the links for further details. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: http://www.creativeswall.com/30-free-nature-wallpapers-hd/, cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

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Murder Mystery and Creative Bundle

Murder Mystery and Creative Bundle

Murder Mystery and Creative Bundle Fantastic collection of attractive murder mystery and creative lessons featuring: * The Summer Holiday Murders * The Cornish Murder * Bakerfield Lodge - Murder Mystery * The Sandman Creative Writing * Betrayal on the House on the Hill Click on the links for further details. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: http://www.creativeswall.com/30-free-nature-wallpapers-hd/, cooltext.com

By EngageinEnglish

Create Your Own Character. Write Your Own Book. A Writing Workshop for Big Kids

Create Your Own Character. Write Your Own Book. A Writing Workshop for Big Kids

Become the author! Build your own crazy, zany character or a simple, sweet character. Choose the head and then the body. The choice is yours because you’re the author! This is a fun card game and a writing activity workshop all in one printable packet. The interactive activities can be carried out over the course of the week as the children slowly develop their very own character and learn about character traits. They select a special object for their character and then create the story. Just add a sprinkle of imagination!Included: Character cards in full colour and grey scale•10 tops and 10 tails making a combination of over 100 possible characters!•These can be printed and laminated or cut and glued into notebooks.Interactive notebook activities•Interactive worksheets to build upon the skills of developing character traits.•8 page book to easily copy and assemble, for students to write their own story based upon their built up characters and setting.•Lesson suggestionsThis was created for my 4thgrade for the upcoming book week. A version for little kids, grades K-2 can be found in my store also. You can find more ideas and FREEBIES in my blog at www.pypteachingtools.comEnjoy! ~Susan

By susanpowers09

Fly with me Peter Pan, a catchy song with a reggae beat, easy to use resources.

Fly with me Peter Pan, a catchy song with a reggae beat, easy to use resources.

The song celebrates the freedom of flying with Peter Pan.Song can be previewed a t https://youtu.be/l9yt4Z2PM4IEverything you need is in the pack. Specialists can use notation, non-specialists can use the video.Included in the resources you will find1. An animated video of the song with lyrics2. A PPT of the song plus intro to JM Barrie3. Mp3s of the vocals and backing4. A lead line and guitar chords in notation (jpeg and Sibelius)5. The lyrics with guitar chords6. Colouring page7. A writing page designed for display purposes

By pwilloughby3