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.

By dave_orritt

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.)

By EngageinEnglish

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question Lesson

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question Lesson

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question LessonHere is a very simple and straight-forward lesson based on the legend of the Beast of Bodmin Moor. Simply download and teach. No fancy stuff.Lesson Power Point contains:• Starter• Video clip• Newspaper article on the ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’• Questions and answers• Student opinion piece on what they thing about the mythFor a full investigation lesson on the ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’ see here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-beast-of-bodmin-moor-exciting-team-investigation-lesson-11382956Or look out for any bundle pack of these lessons.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: see resource material)

By EngageinEnglish

The Island – Survival Diary Lesson

The Island – Survival Diary Lesson

The Island – Survival Diary LessonAction-packed desert island survival lesson.Full lesson Power Point is recommended for two lessons and includes:* Attractive title pages throughout* Word list starter activity* Scenario page* Lesson Objectives* Discussion prompts* Writing prompts* Map drawing activityExcellent value, engaging lesson that students of all ages will enjoy!For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: copyright free images used.)

By EngageinEnglish

Seaside - Story Cubes

Seaside - Story Cubes

Set of 12 cubes for literacy activities – includes:• settings• human and physical features• objects• activities• transports• people• Victorian seaside• prompts for writing Can be used for speaking and listening activities as well as writing fiction and non-fiction texts

By mariedp

Treasure Island - Chapter 12-13 reaching the island

Treasure Island - Chapter 12-13 reaching the island

Students read chapters 12- 13 where Jim and the crew see the island for the first time and step onto the islands Two activities based on these chapters.First activity -students draw the island from descriptionSecond activity -students describe senses when they step on the island for the first time

By Amymay

Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards

An 8 page handout for students with activities/ Assessment and Marking Criteria.The resource focuses on Greeting cards - types / messages / predicting type / matching activity and student card production.Students are led through a series of activities that prepares them for designing their own cards and messages.Was used with a year 4/5 class , would be suitable for Upper Primary and could be used for a remedial Junior High school class. This could also be suitable for ESL students. Students had a lot of fun.

By teen91113

Frankenstein - Character Map

Frankenstein - Character Map

Frankenstein - Character MapThis resource is a great way to get students to gather the key information of the characters from the story. I have made this map to be printed up to any size and can be used time and time again as a helpful resource. Works well in A3 and has been used by other English teachers. For more creative ideas see my shop: @captionteseducationAlternatively contact me via my weblink if you have anything you would like me to make.All images are original vector images drawn by myself. ©2017 WTB

By captionteseducation

Creative Writing: David Didau's Slow Writing Technique

Creative Writing: David Didau's Slow Writing Technique

An outstanding observation lesson based on David Didau's Slow Writing Technique. These resources include an exam style starter activity, exemplar writing and activity, strategies for improving writing, progress checker, peer assessment and a lesson plan. I have used this lesson several times and every time get excellent evidence of progress across a full range of age groups....

By joannammarsh

Point of View Posters for Your Classroom

Point of View Posters for Your Classroom

This packet contains 12 Point of View Posters for your classroom. These posters make a great reference for your students to use when identifying point of view. Using these visuals will help students decipher who is telling the story and which point of view the author chose to use: first-person, second-person or third-person. The packet includes color-coded examples of each POV to go along with the posters.

By nicadez

Pocket Punctuation Guide - KS2

Pocket Punctuation Guide - KS2

A pocket sized punctuation guide for KS2 children. Especially useful for year 6 pupils as a revision guide for SATS. Covers 17 different types of punctuation commonly used.

By Katemooseadams

Pocket Grammar Guide - KS2

Pocket Grammar Guide - KS2

A pocket sized comprehensive grammar guide for KS2 children. Especially useful for year 6 pupils as a revision guide for SATS. Covers 42 topics including NOUNS, PREPOSITION, CLAUSES, ACTIVE and PASSIVE VOICE, SIMILES and MODAL VERBS.

By Katemooseadams

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDS

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDS

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDSPROVE IT pack!Incudes:20 punctuation prove it cards and 50 grammar prove it cards (KS1 and 2)Use for interventions, morning tasks, starters, extensions, debates, talk pair share, homework and more!

By erylands

10 English Vocabulary Building Starter Games

10 English Vocabulary Building Starter Games

A range of games and activities to make students work on their vocabulary. These work fantastically with any group from EAL KS3 to KS5. They can all be done independently, in pairs or in teams and most have a competitive element. I use these as starters in English lessons, but my school used to have a Literacy Form Time every Monday when we would play one of these. Most don't require any printing but can be adapted into a more physical resource if this suits your group.These always make fun and engaging links into creative writing lessons or literacy lessons. My students love them! I even caught some of my year 7s playing the Alphabet Game at lunch! I hope your students enjoy them just as much.

By Best_Newcomer_2009

English: Writing, Reasons to Write, Comprehension Strategies, Samples of Texts

English: Writing, Reasons to Write, Comprehension Strategies, Samples of Texts

all classesThe Reasons to Write Noticeboard and Pictures are a display showing pupils different reasons why they may want to write or why others write- a card, a letter, menus, new-papers, etc. These can be printed and laminated and used for display.The four sample documents show examples to explain to children what each one is and can be used as a visual aid to remember them.The Comprehension Strategies document explains the different strategies and can be printed out large and displayed in the classroom to help children when they are reading a new/difficult piece of text.These resources link the strands of Reading and Writing.

By mcleanedel

Year 5/6 Topic Plan Ancient Greece - Including myths, newspaper, mythical beast report

Year 5/6 Topic Plan Ancient Greece - Including myths, newspaper, mythical beast report

Here is a topic topic plan with a range of ideas which can be used with KS2. This has been tried and tested as one of the most successful topics I've taught in year 5/6!Included are the following original model texts written by myself which can be used for the Talk for Writing process or however you choose featuring the requirements of the new expected and greater depth standard:-An original Non Chronological report about the Minotaur- An invented mythical creature report - A boxed up plan for planning a new creature - A version of the Perseus & Medusa Myth- An original myth - The story of the Trojan war-A newspaper report about the Trojan War

By Rjay85

Year 5/6 World War 2 Topic Plan - Including, suspense story, first person diary, Newspaper reports

Year 5/6 World War 2 Topic Plan - Including, suspense story, first person diary, Newspaper reports

Here is a topic topic plan with a range of ideas which can be used with KS2. This has been tried and tested as one of the most successful topics I've taught in year 5/6!Included are the following original model texts written by myself which can be used for the Talk for Writing process or however you choose featuring the requirements of the new expected and greater depth standard:- a suspense story set in London during a bombing-a first person evacuee diary- a newspaper report on the blitz- a newspaper on the declaration of war - a boxed up plan so the children can plan their own report of a raidplus some table signs linked to WWII

By Rjay85

Moses, The Plagues and The Passover

Moses, The Plagues and The Passover

A great resource looking at the Jewish celebration of Passover for KS1 and KS2. An original story about Moses and The Ten Plagues written in child friendly vocabulary. Following the story there are writing and drawing activities, including newspaper articles, diary entries, recall of story, find suitable adjectives and alphabetical order. Children need to empathise with both the Egyptians and The Israelites in some of the written tasks. A word mat is included to aid writing and help spelling. A Powerpoint is also included.

By teachercellar

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts

Four items to use with the film JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS1. Assessment task with exemplar film review2.Comprehension handout3. Crossword handout4. Word search handout

By jaynorth

Funny test for April fools´ day

Funny test for April fools´ day

Here´s a funny test that works very well on April fools´ day . Go into the class, with a very serious face :Close your books, there´s an exam today!!! Hope you enjoy it!!!

By Olynj

Hunger Games 2 (Catching Fire) Student Work Booklet

Hunger Games 2 (Catching Fire) Student Work Booklet

This booklet has been designed as part of a unit of work on Catching Fire (the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy). It includes activities about characters, the setting and language features which students are to complete as they read the novel. There are also questions about the events/themes/character's perspectives et cetera for each chapter. This is all in preparation for a creative writing assessment where students take what they have learned to create two or three diary entries which provide insight into a minor character from the novel. In doing so they must reveal the personality of their character through what they see, think, feel, hope for and fear. Students were assessed on how purposefully they shaped their representations of people, places, events and concepts in the novel.

By lrigb4