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

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

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

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. 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.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

Santa's Lift-the-Flap Interactive Christmas Notebook

Santa's Lift-the-Flap Interactive Christmas Notebook

Are you ready to spice up your journals or interactive notebooks with some Christmas cheer? If so, these are the perfect interactive notebook templates for you! This resource includes 7 different activities to give your interactive notebooks or daily journals a Christmas and Santa theme. The following activities are included:1 - Why should you be on Santa's good list? - Students make a list of 5 reasons under cute SANTA tabs.2 - Letter to Santa - Students write a letter to Santa...open the foldable to reveal!3 - Santa's Year - What do you think Santa does the rest of the year? Students write their thoughts on this fold out booklet.4 - My Shopping List - Students write out their shopping list and create a Santa pocket to put it in.5 - How Santa Got His Job - Students write or draw their ideas under each flap.6 - How To Catch Santa! - Students think of 4 ways they might be able to catch Santa putting presents under their tree.7 - Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney - Students write steps in sequence of what they would do if Santa was stuck in their chimney.

By bamaasc

My Elf on the Shelf Lift-the-Flap Interactive Christmas Notebook

My Elf on the Shelf Lift-the-Flap Interactive Christmas Notebook

Do your students have an Elf on the Shelf at home...or do you have one in your classroom? If so, these are the perfect interactive notebook templates for you! This resource includes 7 different activities to give your interactive notebooks or daily journals a Christmas theme. The following activities are included:1 - Meet My Elf! - ELF tabs where students can write details about their elves.2 - Elf Rules - Students make a list of 5 rules their elves should follow when he/she is at the house.3 - Guess What My Elf Did Last Night? - Students draw a picture of what their elf did, and you lift to reveal.4 - My Christmas List - Present flaps where students write their Christmas list. Leave it laying out so their elf can tell Santa!5 - My Elf's Nightly Journey - Students write their elf's nightly journey on a fold out booklet.6 - Naughty or Nice? - List reasons your elf should be on Santa's Naughty or Nice list7 - Elf Pocket and Letter - Write a letter to your elf and put it in the elf pocket.

By bamaasc

Fantasy Character Template

Fantasy Character Template

A template for creating a character in a fantasy story. It can be used to support students in planning for assessments too. Although it is a template for the fantasy genre, it is generic enough to be used for any genre in creative writing.

By Jamesy52

Boy Roald Dahl mini SOW

Boy Roald Dahl mini SOW

Created for a mixed ability year 7 class. To be used in conjunction with class reader. Easily adapted to fit younger students as well.

By MissErl

KS2 Comprehensions

KS2 Comprehensions

These are all original pieces of writing to be used for revision, comprehension and Spag activities. Eachfile can be printed out as a separate workbook and used as summer revision before sats.

By teachercellar

Narrative Planning Sheet

Narrative Planning Sheet

A basic narrative planning sheet encouraging students to plot their narratives in terms of opening, build-up, climax, resolution and end. A visual aid to help students structure their creative writing. Especially useful to help Key Stage 3 students make the transition from 'beginning, middle, end' stories.

By larcher3

Reading Display, Instant Reading Corner Display, Reading Area Signs

Reading Display, Instant Reading Corner Display, Reading Area Signs

Reading Display, Instant Reading Corner Display, Reading Area SignsInstantly make your Reading Area a place children want to be with this gorgeous "Where will your reading take you? " display.Print out, stick onto card and fasten to a stick for a sign-post effect. Two editable signs allow you to add additional destinations.Pack includes 2 pdf files with:18 destination signs - 2 per sheet of A42 editable signs1 "Where will your reading take you?" banner - 60cm long

By MissPepperPot

Key Stage 2 English: Sentence Switch Up game to develop sentence description

Key Stage 2 English: Sentence Switch Up game to develop sentence description

This is a simple board game to support KS2 pupils to develop the detail in their sentences. As pupils role the die and move around the board, the must edit their sentences in different ways, according to the instructions on the square they have landed on. Changes include adding adverbs, choosing more exciting verbs and creating expanded noun phrases with adjectives. Pupils can be independent players, or work together in pairs. The ppt includes an instruction card and a game board which can be enlarged and laminated.

By Christianne

Mother's Day Stationery – 3 printable letterheads to color and send to Mom / Mum | Printable PDF

Mother's Day Stationery – 3 printable letterheads to color and send to Mom / Mum | Printable PDF

These Mother’s Day letterheads are the perfect stationery for a letter to your mom on Mother’s Day.There are three designs available, including hearts, flowers and a tea party theme. The letterheads are 8.5 x 11 inches (letter size) but can be scaled to print for smaller letters.Please visit my store for other Mother's Day and holiday coloring pages and printables, including DIY Mother's Day gift boxes, bookmarks, coloring pages, letterheads, coupons and Mother's Day cards!---------- PRODUCT DETAILS: ----------• Number of Pages: 3• Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate• File Format: 3 xPDF files - Instant digital download• Page Dimensions: 8.5 x 11″ (Letter)• License: Personal use and classroom use only. ---------- PLEASE NOTE: ----------• The photos above are an example of how this product can be colored and printed. The actual product is black and white so you can color it yourself.

By Sarahrenaeclark

Homework: Diaries for UKS2 and above! Diary entry success criteria included.

Homework: Diaries for UKS2 and above! Diary entry success criteria included.

This homework sheet asks pupils to keep a diary entry over the weekend. It includes differentiated success criteria for their diary entries along with examples of the features you expect to see in their writing. It also includes a short example of a diary entry to demonstrate how the success criteria could be used to write a good diary entry.

By Klein100

Homework: Greek Mythological Hero

Homework: Greek Mythological Hero

This differentiated homework asks pupils to create, illustrate and describe their own Greek Hero. We used the hero in their stories the following week but this could equally be used as a stand alone homework related to your topic.

By Klein100

Comprehension A Native American Camp

Comprehension A Native American Camp

Another original story written by me looking at life in a Native American Camp during Winter and emerging Spring. A PDF file for Key Stage 2, I have also included a powerpoint presentation. The entire file can be printed off as a complete booklet and used with a group of children or as an individual resource for checkups on reading and comprehension. Includes:Story, comprehension questions, drawing conclusions, internet research, dictionary work, parts of speech, creative writing, reviewing activities, quiz and drawing an illustration.

By teachercellar

Stage 3 (Year 3) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 3 (Year 3) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 3 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 2 (Year 2) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 2 (Year 2) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 2 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 4 (Year 4) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 4 (Year 4) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 4 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 5 (Year 5) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 5 (Year 5) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 5 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 1 (Year 1) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 1 (Year 1) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 1 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 6 (Year 6) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 6 (Year 6) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 6 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Creative writing for the entire semester (Primary School) - 22 topics/tasks

Creative writing for the entire semester (Primary School) - 22 topics/tasks

22 Engaging creative writing topics for primary school students, which should last you an entire semester, covering multiple tenses and a variety of different topic styles.Each topic comes with:-One page of guiding questions for note making;-One page for paragraph planning;-3 different styles of draft writing sheets with peer assessment built in - 1 Sheet with space for peer comments -1 sheet with space for peer comments and corrections every second line -1 sheet for corrections every second line and a peer checklist,-1 final writing page.

By Tigerlearn

Shape Poetry Planning

Shape Poetry Planning

Download our Shape Poetry Literacy Planning Pack for Year 3/Year4.This is a five-lesson literacy unit of poetry planning for Years 3 and 4, based on creating shape poetry and giving a visual poetry performance.In this unit, pupils will investigate shape poetry and begin to understand the relationship between the language used in the poems and the shape of the words on the page. Pupils will research different olympic sports and work on developing vocabulary to describe the different movements involved. There is also a grammar focus on adding suffixes to form comparative adjectives. At the end of the unit the pupils will work towards a visual performance of a poem that is created in the shape of the olympic rings.The objectives of the unit for pupils are:• To investigate shape poetry• To retrieve information from non-fiction• To apply grammar rules for adding suffixes• To prepare a group poetry performance • To create a shape poemThe PDF file contains 5 full literacy lesson plans and all accompanying pupil resources.You may also like:The Listeners Poetry Planning PackJabberwocky Poetry Planning PackStone Age Boy Literacy PackThe Egyptian Cinderella Literacy Pack

By KS2History

Reading Skills - Visualising Descriptions

Reading Skills - Visualising Descriptions

An activity designed to explore how we all read descriptive passages but see them differently. It requires students to read the extracts from the novels and then draw their interpretation of the description.Both extracts are copyright of their authors.

By Sazo123

Greek Myths Descriptive writing SOW

Greek Myths Descriptive writing SOW

A scheme of work created for mixed ability year 7 classes as an introduction to descriptive writing. Used primarily as a transition unit from primary as many students cover Greek myths in primary school. This unit is focused on students ability to create descriptive pieces of writing along the theme of Greek myths.

By MissErl

The Butterfly Lion  curricular map and resources

The Butterfly Lion curricular map and resources

This is a map which outlines how the butterfly Lion can be used in a cross curricular way. The other resources relate chiefly to Literacy and involve planning for letter writing and a sequence of literacy activities on smartboard as well as some basic spag . All illustrations have been removed for copy right but would be easily replaced.

By Fuzzwilliam