Primary english teaching resources: Creative writing

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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

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Postcard planning and writing frame

Postcard planning and writing frame

Differentiated for different abilities. Used with the train ride story but could easily be adapted for any story, or to recount a visit or holiday.

By KWorth

Roald Dahl World Book Day Pack

Roald Dahl World Book Day Pack

For World Book Day KS1/2 Workbooks for Charlie and the chocolate factory, James and the giant peach, The Enormous Crocodile,The Twits, The Giraffe,the Pelly and me and The magic Finger.A set of reading activity cards, a guided reading workbook and a World book day workbook. Normal price £25.25 yours for £12.50 that's 50% reduction

By teachercellar

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Octopoem

Octopoem

A fun, end of topic poetry lesson used with low ability year 8 students and year 7 students. This works towards students creating an 'octopoem' for display.

By hstubbs1

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Mother's Day Poetry - The Magic Box

Mother's Day Poetry - The Magic Box

In this PowerPoint presentation, the well known children's poet, David Horner, will talk your children through a clever way to write a poem for their mum for Mother's Day. He calls it 'The Magic Box' and the idea is based on the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright.The presentation takes the children through the whole process step by step.At the end they will have written a poem about a magic box full of all the things they love about their mums - it is bound to melt the hearts of the mums who receive them.If you and your children enjoy this lesson then watch out for our other Mother's Day poetry lessons - there will be four in total.We would love to know what you think of our resources, so why not leave us a review.All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.All the images used are from Pixabay.

By Goodeyedeers

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Creative Writing - SPAG - Punctuation - Colon and Semi-Colon

Creative Writing - SPAG - Punctuation - Colon and Semi-Colon

A succinct and focused lesson on the accurate use of colons and semi-colons. The lesson goes through some rules and examples, then assesses knowledge/understanding before providing opportunities for this learning to be put in to their writing. There are AFL opportunities throughout the lesson. A picture stimulus and writing formula is used to equip weaker writers and to provide them with a starting point. It is aimed at KS3+4 - I use it with everyone from Y7 to 11, depending on their needs. I daresay KS2 could also make use of this, although I have never tried. It is also useful for AO6 in the new AQA English Language GCSE Section B Writing Paper 1 and Paper 2.

By amnc

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Creative Writing Lesson - Detailed Description - Showing, not telling

Creative Writing Lesson - Detailed Description - Showing, not telling

A picture stimulus led creative writing lesson. This lesson is based around the concept of showing and not telling in order to develop description. Fully prepared creative writing lesson suitable for KS3, less able KS4 or more able KS2. Differentiation for stretch and challenge and assessment opportunities throughout. All resourced and ready to go!

By amnc

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What Shall I Write?

What Shall I Write?

Tackling that blank sheet of paper! To get students over the common trepidation of “Where to begin?” this lesson unit presents 48 stimulating story-starters sure to motivate reluctant writers. Example: “I’m a quarter. I can tell you some good stories about where I’ve been. One day…”Plenty of space has been left for students to weave their tales. Creative writing composition, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship skills will all get plenty of practice.

By RemediaPub

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FUNbook of Creative Writing

FUNbook of Creative Writing

Capture the interest of eager learners and reluctant learners alike with these humor-filled workbooks guaranteed to put a grin on students' and teachers' faces. These skill-based activities revolve around a set of comical characters who get involved in silly and absurd situations. Zany illustrations with humorous captions keep kids smiling, while solid practice activities teach important basic skills. The amusing characters have been given wacky and unusual names that are repeated often in all four books, giving lots of practice with certain letter group sounds. Creative Writing: Clever story-starters and comical characters invite students to use their imaginations - and pencil - to add to the humor.

By RemediaPub

FUNbook Series

FUNbook Series

Hilarious Activities Perfect for Reluctant Learners! This series of skill-based activities revolves around a set of comical characters who get involved in silly and absurd situations. Zany illustrations with humorous captions keep students smiling, while solid practice activities teach important basic skills. 32-48 pages each.

By RemediaPub

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How to Train your Dragon - Non-fiction unit - Instructions, Adverts and Information texts 4 weeks +

How to Train your Dragon - Non-fiction unit - Instructions, Adverts and Information texts 4 weeks +

Originally made for lower primary (years 3 and 4), this is a great book to study. Presentations in PPT or Smart notebook. Loads of ideas for activities - Instructions on How to make a Chinese Dragon, map directions, recipe for a Cursed Curry, ideas from Pie Corbett - How to Trap a Dragon etc. Also analysing an advert, writing an advert for an Island Holiday and a poster for a Pet show. Plus 2 differentiated comprehensions and making trading cards, and more! This will last you at least 4 weeks and has lots of resources included! Everything is differentiated andfully editable for you to change to suit your class. Feedback and suggestions would be apprecitated.For more resources see my shop: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel

By Jazel

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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

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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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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - JAN'17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - JAN'17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. NEW!Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.

By dave_orritt

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Easter news article activity

Easter news article activity

Planning sheet and template for students to write an Easter themed newspaper article / front page.Included are four headlines, each with a planning sheet.Blank template and planning sheet also included. Print in A3 - make great display work. All reviews for our premium resources have been 5/5* (as of 22nd February 2017)

By AcornTeachingResources

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Slow Writing Primary Pack by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

Slow Writing Primary Pack by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

This all-in-one Slow Writing Pack contains differentiated writing frames, a weekly lesson plan which can be used time and time again, as well as teacher/child criteria tick sheets.Using the 2014 National Curriculum and a range of alternative sentence ideas, the pack is suitable for Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.Also provided, are resource ideas and games to help you take Slow Writing further,This is a brilliant way for children to edit, re-draft and improve their work, as well as applying grammar and punctuation skills with strict guidelines.

By mracdpresent

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The Victorians - the Abolition of Slavery - historical debate and investigation

The Victorians - the Abolition of Slavery - historical debate and investigation

Drawing on the new History Curriculum and focussing on Aims: Strands 4 and 5 this resource includes: A collection of ten quotes from contemporary sources, An explanation of five activities that can be carried out using these resourcesPlanning Templates to support arguments and a chart to help summarise arguments about the Abolition of Slavery. Learning Objectives• To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, • To make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses • To understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to: • recognise and discern between arguments made for and against the Abolition of Slavery. • draw on primary resources to produce a reasoned debate on the pros and cons of slavery. • produce their own persuasive argument in favour (or against) the abolition of slavery. • produce a balanced argument on the advantages and disadvantages of slavery. • Produce their own written narrative of what led to the Abolition of Slavery

By MikeRichards

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The Victorians - A complete Unit of Work - with Guided Reading

The Victorians - A complete Unit of Work - with Guided Reading

A complete Programme of work for teaching the Victorians in either Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3. The pack includes Summary Planning providing a suggested sequence of teaching which includes Time-line work and a series of Historical Investigation and debate activities based using quotes from people alive in the Victorian times and Victorian novels. The pack also includes planning for five groups of Guided reading, drawing on a combination of Victorian and contemporary novelists. Additionally, there are ten comprehensions included that could be used as additional whole class activities or as homework.

By MikeRichards

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The Victorians - A complete Unit of Work

The Victorians - A complete Unit of Work

A complete Programme of work for teaching the Victorians in either Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3. The pack includes Summary Planning providing a suggested sequence of teaching which includes Time-line work and a series of Historical Investigation and debate activities based using quotes from people alive in the Victorian times and Victorian novels. Additionally, there are ten comprehensions included that could be used as additional whole class activities or as homework.

By MikeRichards

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Zombie Apocalypse - Diary Version

Zombie Apocalypse - Diary Version

Zombie Apocalypse - Diary VersionHighly engaging zombie apocalypse creative writing diary lesson guaranteed to motive.The scenario:You and a group of friends take a spin out of town in your new sports car. At first you are enjoying the night air and freedom of the road, but then a heavy fog suddenly descendsPassing along a dark and dreary wood, you suddenly see a woman covered in blood appear along the main road. You swerve to avoid her and crash into a tree.Fortunately, everyone is well, but it becomes apparent that all is not what it seems…You are pursued through the woods by what seems to you to be an angry, crazed mob.Through the woods you and your friends discover an abandoned school. You immediately enter to take shelter from the encroaching hordes. Can you survive? What will happen next?Highly attractive Power Point includes:* Full lesson scenario* Starter task* Survival objectives* Planning sheet* Writing and discussion prompts* Interactive ‘zombie bingo’ with callers card and 30 individual bingo cards (from myfreebingo.com)Fantastic lesson!!You may also be interested in my other zombie apocalypse lesson or the first dystopian bundle:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dystopian-and-horror-bundle-11219710Note: this brand new lesson is not part of this bundle.For more great resources and lessons, see my page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: copyright free images used in this lesson. Main zombie image copyright free: https://pixabay.com/en/apocalypse-zombie-death-undead-371947/ School image copyright free: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shedboy/3613591871, bingo cards from myfreebingo.com.)

By EngageinEnglish

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Easter Game - Roll a Die Literacy Fun

Easter Game - Roll a Die Literacy Fun

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way for your kiddos to get excited about writing on Easter Day! These vibrantly colorful dice games with absolutely adorable Easter clip art can be played either independently or in pairs. Each student rolls a die and completes the activity for the matching number. The dice games includes a variety of activities catering for different learning styles. The Roll a Die games can be incorporated into Literacy Centers or Daily 5 activities.There are 3 different Roll a Die Easter games to choose from. I have also included a duplicate copy of one of the games with spelling changes to cater for Australian students (favourite).On each game it includes the following topics:♥ Write a fact about Easter♥ Write your opinion about Easter♥ Write 3 questions about Easter eggs.♥ Create a word collage about Easter.♥ List 3 good things about Easter.♥ Design a cover for an Easter story.♥ Write an acrostic poem about Easter.♥ Design and label a new basket for the Easter Bunny.♥ Write as many words as you can using the word chocolate.♥ Write a title of a story or movie about chocolate.♥ Write a problem for a story about Easter.♥ If I was the Easter Bunny for a day I would...♥ Write a letter to the Easter Bunny.♥ Create a list of your favorite chocolate.♥ My best Easter ever was...♥ Write in your own words the meaning of Easter♥ Design your own Easter egg wrapper♥ Write a description about the Easter Bunny.

By kiran1978

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Campervan Travels – Creative Diary Writing + Starters

Campervan Travels – Creative Diary Writing + Starters

Campervan Travels – Creative Diary Writing + StartersExcellent creative writing diary lesson, giving students a taste for adventure and the opening road!Lesson outline:Schools out and you and a group of friends head out on an adventure of a lifetime. All you have is an old campervan, plenty of food and the open road. Where will you go, what will you do?Complete lesson includes starter, lesson objectives, writing tips, video clip link and full lesson prompts with fantastic, engaging images throughout. Planning sheet included.Also included general starter and games pack!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits, copyright free images from: Startravel.co.uk, Backpackingmatt.com, Greybit.com, Funkyleasuire.com)

By EngageinEnglish

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Northern Light Chapter 6.

Northern Light Chapter 6.

A lesson focused on Chapter 6 of Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman. A lesson involving many key skills from reading, exploring language and creative writing. Students consider how the 5 senses are used and try to use as inspiration for their own piece of writing.

By Kicks3

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Persuasive Letter Harry Potter Model/Example Text

Persuasive Letter Harry Potter Model/Example Text

Our theme this term has been Harry Potter and I wanted to use a persuasive letter to show children the purposes of writing to persuade. I wrote a letter from Harry Potter to persuade Hogwarts to give him a place at the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This example text is perfect to use to show good examples of persuasive writing. I used this with my Year 5 class.

By xxxalicegibsonxxx

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KS3 Play study: Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

KS3 Play study: Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

This 6 week SOW teaches Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (play script) as part of a unit on fairytales. Students are directed to read and perform the play, whilst also reading a variety of fairytales. The unit directs students to write their own modern fairytale with a twist. It also includes a reading assessment which prompts students to explore the characterisation of Maurice as well as identify elements of fairytales. The SOW was designed for Year 7, but could easily be adapted for younger and slightly older year groups.

By chaybrown

Spring Bundle - K-1

Spring Bundle - K-1

Do you want fun and engaging activities for your literacy and math centers? This Spring Bundle Fun is suited for kindergarten and first grade. Product Use♥ Literacy centers ♥ Math center♥ Homework ♥ Early finishersActivities included in the bundle:Easter Roll a Die Literacy FunThese vibrantly colorful dice games with absolutely adorable Easter clip art can be played either independently or in pairs. Each student rolls a die and completes the activity for the matching number. The dice games includes a variety of activities catering for different learning styles. The Roll a Die games can be incorporated into Literacy Centers or Daily 5 activities.There are 3 different Roll a Die Easter games to choose from. I have also included a duplicate copy of one of the games with spelling changes to cater for Australian students (favourite).On each game it includes the following topics:♥ Write a fact about Easter♥ Write your opinion about Easter♥ Write 3 questions about Easter eggs.♥ Create a word collage about Easter.♥ List 3 good things about Easter.♥ Design a cover for an Easter story.♥ Write an acrostic poem about Easter.♥ Design and label a new basket for the Easter Bunny.♥ Write as many words as you can using the word chocolate.♥ Write a title of a story or movie about chocolate.♥ Write a problem for a story about Easter.♥ If I was the Easter Bunny for a day I would...♥ Write a letter to the Easter Bunny.♥ Create a list of your favorite chocolate.♥ My best Easter ever was...♥ Write in your own words the meaning of Easter♥ Design your own Easter egg wrapper♥ Write a description about the Easter Bunny.Sight Word Cut and Paste ActivitiesBug Cut and Paste Activities-This sight word pack includes a variety of fun insect themed cut and paste activities for students to consolidate their understanding of sight word recognition. This pack is great to use for: literacy centers, homework or morning work.This sight word pack includes: • 7 cut and paste bug theme cut and paste sight word worksheets & answer sheets - read the simple sentence and match the picture• 1 cut and paste bug theme sorting worksheet & answer sheet- sort sight words into 2, 3 and 4 letters. Spring Color by Number - Numbers to tenSpring Color by Number is a kit of no prep printables! Your kiddos will have fun coloring these ten bug themed color by number coloring pages. These spring coloring pages will assist your students with number recognition to ten. These Spring coloring pages would be great to use for: Math centers, homework or morning work.Spring Simple and Compound Sentence SortSpring Simple and Compound Sentences Sort is a fun and engaging way for your students to identify and revise their sentences. For this activity students will sort the sentences into the correct category: simple or compound. This activity is great to use in your daily literacy centers. This pack includes two sets in color and black lined version: • Teacher instruction sheet• Fifteen Spring/Easter simple sentences• Fifteen Spring/Easter compound sentences • Two headers - simple and compound• Student response sheet - black and white only• Answer sheet - black and white onlySimply print and laminate the sheets onto hard card stock paper for durability. Then cut and the sorts are ready to be used in your literacy centers. Students could also copy their simple and compound sentences into their writing books. Spring/Bug Theme - Adjectives Graphic OrganizersThis Adjectives Bug/Spring theme Vocabulary kit includes 17 word maps for your kiddos to enhance their vocabulary skills! You can incorporate this activity into: morning work, literacy centers or guided reading groups.These graphic organizers are suitable for lower or upper primary. With each vocabulary map students write an adjective in each box to describe the bug or flower picture. To extend students they can write each adjective in a sentence.Simply print and laminate each word map on hard card stock paper and students can write their answers using whiteboard markers. If you do not wish to laminate the cards you can print each page and make a booklet for students to use in their daily morning work.

By kiran1978

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Poetry Introduction PowerPoint

Poetry Introduction PowerPoint

A fun interactive PowerPoint designed to give your class an introduction into the wonderful world of poetry. This PowerPoint will teach your children the technical vocabulary, creative language used, and different poetry forms. Contents: - Slides 1 - 4: What is poetry- Slides 5 – 7: Vocabulary- Slides 8 – 26: Simile, personification, or metaphor game- Slides 27 – 36: Poetry forms - Slide 37 – Scrapbook follow up This PowerPoint goes hand in hand with our Poetry Scrap book. Check it out in our store or via the link in our preview. ------------------------

By adamjharvey245

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Spring Poetry Scrapbook

Spring Poetry Scrapbook

This poetry scrapbook is the perfect way to get your class exploring the outdoors while letting their creative juices flow in the form of poetry. They each get their own personal scrapbook where they are required to think about what language they can use to describe specific things before putting their thoughts into a poem. This scrapbook gives the children the opportunity to write acrostic, quatrain, and couplet poems along with another, which they can choose. I have used this pack with great success in spring and summer where we would spend Friday afternoons going out to write poetry, however I am excited to have a go at it in winter too! It is very therapeutic for both the children and the teacher. Contents: - Scrapbook cover- Blank scrapbook cover (where they can draw their own) - ‘Beautiful Birds’ language ideas- ‘Beautiful Birds’ acrostic poem sheet- ‘Magical Mini-Beasts’ language ideas- ‘Magical Mini-Beats’ quatrain poem sheet (aabb rhyming pattern)- ‘Vibrant Views’ language ideas- ‘Vibrant Views’ quatrain poem sheet (abab rhyming pattern)- ‘Wonderful Weather’ language ideas- ‘Wonderful Weather’ couplet poem sheet- Free poem sheet (the children choose the form and subject for their poem) -----------------------------------

By adamjharvey245