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

Describing changes from Stone Age to Iron Age Worksheet - differentiated twice - KS2

Describing changes from Stone Age to Iron Age Worksheet - differentiated twice - KS2

This is a worksheet where the children have to describe the changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. There are two worksheets with given subheadings.The first worksheet has the following subheadings for the children to write about; 'People', 'Homes', 'Tools', 'Clothes' and 'Food'.The second worksheet is has three main subheadings - 'People', 'Homes' and 'Tools'. There are lines on this worksheet to help support and structure the lower group.The children in my class watched videos and we read information texts and they took notes in their jotters first, then we summarised the changes together verbally.

By vbanks

Writing the story of David and Goliath Worksheet MA / LA and a short version of story to edit

Writing the story of David and Goliath Worksheet MA / LA and a short version of story to edit

This is a worksheet where the children have to rewrite the story of David and Goliath (short, picking out the main details of the story). The worksheets are differentiated for LA and MA. I gave the HA the MA worksheet and extended them by asking them deeper thinking questions in their learning journals. At the end of the worksheet there is a question for LA - asking them what they liked about the story and why. The question at the end for the MA was asking them what they found inspiring about the story and why.As a whole class we practiced writing a summary of the story together, but you can use this to edit and make even better with your children!Will save time!

By vbanks

'Storm catchers ' by Tim Bowler

'Storm catchers ' by Tim Bowler

activities on opening pages including pre-reading task based on front cover, writing task on building suspense and another one on creating atmosphere. Some questions on ch 16and 17 and a copy of the poem 'Flannan Isle' for enrichment.

By mycbrentwood

Coraline

Coraline

Bundle of lessons on the film Coraline. Explores the gothic genre, characters and connotations.

By HulaLula17

Skellig

Skellig

Bundle of lessons that cover the whole book. Lesson plans and activities are all included.

By HulaLula17

CREATIVE WRITING TEACHING RESOURCES K2 ENGLISH LITERACY STORY KEY STAGE 2

CREATIVE WRITING TEACHING RESOURCES K2 ENGLISH LITERACY STORY KEY STAGE 2

Resources included are as follows:21 pdf files OF OVER 100 PAGES. Ideally suited to Key stage 2 (Age 7-11) but dependent on pupil ability. Display posters, information and explanation pages and writing tasks for the following topics within creative writing:PlanningCharactersStory startingStory endingsCliff hangersPlotGenreNarratorTime period ScenesReadingScience fiction Action and adventureBiographies and autobiographiesCrime fictionHistorical fictionSpooky stories Blank writing page with frame and linesBlank drawing page with frameLarge lettering to make title for displayLong banner to head a smaller display

By hayleyhill

Biography 2 week unit

Biography 2 week unit

Biography planningweek 1- focus on class teacher biographyweek 2 - focus on fictional WW2 soldierIncludes planning, good example and notes for soldier biography. Planned for Year 6 but can be used for upper KS2

By Harvey88

Horror Double Pack 3 - Creative Writing

Horror Double Pack 3 - Creative Writing

Horror Double Pack 3 - Creative WritingA fun and engaging mini-bundle, containing:Bundle includes:* The Spooky Ghost Diaries* The Ultimate ApocalypseAlso included free is the Big Fat Quiz of 2016!For more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Dystopian Apocalypse Double Pack  - Creative Writing

Dystopian Apocalypse Double Pack - Creative Writing

Dystopian Apocalypse Double Pack - Creative WritingA fun and engaging mini-bundle, containing:Bundle includes:* Zombie Apocalypse 2 - Creative Diary Lesson* The Ultimate ApocalypseAlso included free is the Big Fat Quiz of 2016!For more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Numeracy and Literacy Football Fun

Numeracy and Literacy Football Fun

Looking for something for the boys to help encourage literacy and numeracy? Then this is for you. Football themed, can be printed out as a booklet or the powerpoint used in class. Includes: Multiplication and division facts, missing numbers, number sequences, function boxes, dictionary work, spelling, words and meanings, reading activity and comprehension questions, puzzles and creative writing activity. KS2

By teachercellar

Descriptive and Creative Writing Double Pack 2

Descriptive and Creative Writing Double Pack 2

Descriptive and Creative Double Pack 2A fun and engaging mini-bundle, containing:Bundle includes:* Descriptions of Paradise* The Island Creative Diary WritingAlso included free quiz pack!For more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Poetry Triple Pack - Excellent Value

Poetry Triple Pack - Excellent Value

Poetry Triple Pack - Excellent ValueA fun and engaging triple pack of complete poetry lessons.Bundle includes:* The Deserted House Poetry Lesson* The Sandman* Poetic TermsFor more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

Descriptive and Creative Double Pack

Descriptive and Creative Double Pack

Descriptive and Creative Double PackA fun and engaging mini-bundle, containing:Bundle includes:* Descriptions of Paradise* The Campervan TravelsAlso included free quiz pack!For more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

The Haunted House Triple Pack 2

The Haunted House Triple Pack 2

The Haunted House Triple Pack 2The haunted house triple pack of complete lessons!A fun and engaging triple pack of haunted house lessons!Bundle includes:* The Deserted House Poetry Lesson* The Spooky Ghost Story* Bakerfield LodgeFor more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

The Haunted House Triple Pack - Descriptive Writing and Poetry

The Haunted House Triple Pack - Descriptive Writing and Poetry

The haunted house triple pack of complete lessons!A fun and engaging triple pack of haunted house lessons!Bundle includes:* The Deserted House Poetry Lesson* The Haunted House Dare* Bakerfield LodgeFor more information on each lesson, click on the links below.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry Government Structures, Civics and Citizens

A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry Government Structures, Civics and Citizens

Welcome to the World of Civics.This is a 4-6 week transdisciplinary unit study with the theme of How We Organise Ourselves. Using the idea of what it means to be a citizen in the world, we inquire into the central idea and how leaders have governed world citizens over time. The summative assessment has an emphasis on action through raising awareness of issues and how, we, as a group united with common goals and just means, can educate others in order to create change. The lessons are suggestions as to how you could use the materials and resources created. Everything is aligned with the IB PYP phases 3 & 4 and the CCSS standards for 5th grade. Central idea: Interconnectedness of human structures can impact society’s perspective and promote or deny social justice and equal opportunities. Lines of inquiry: Different forms of governing systemsHuman rights and social justiceResponsibilities of governments and leaders. Lessons include: Reading skills and strategies: close reading, annotating, inferring, predicting, cause and effect.Personal narrative writingBiography writingResearch skillsCollaborative group workCommunication skillsMath: critical thinking and problem solving, data analysis, geometryIf you enjoy inquiry based learning, you may also be interested in my other complete units of inquiry in my store. Many other IB PYP ideas and resources can be found on my blog too.Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Valentine's Day Creative Writing  Workshop Activities

Valentine's Day Creative Writing Workshop Activities

All the cute and sweet things to inspire descriptive writing with this week long workshop activity. The children are given task cards with pictures of bunny rabbits, cupcakes with sprinkles, sweet lambs etc and they have to verbally describe, write a description and build up to adding in figurative language as the week goes on. Lots of interactive partner work, small group work and independent work too. Easy to differentiate. You will find the task cards with pictures.A mix and match the figurative language task card gameWorksheets to make thinking visible. Lesson plans Enjoy the love this Valentine's day! Susan Powerswww.pypteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

A complete half term's guided reading pack - Fantasy books

A complete half term's guided reading pack - Fantasy books

A set of books for KS2 children studying the fantasy genre. Ideal for understanding the fantasy genre, magpie-ing ideas for their own writing as well as introducing some of the greatest children's fantasy authors of the 20th century. A sudden puff of glittery smoke / The Iron Man - LAThe Worst Witch - LA / MAThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - MAHarry Potter - HA / MAThe Hobbit - HA

By MikeRichards

Rudyard Kipling - Just So Stories - 5 sessions of Guided Reading / Whole class activities

Rudyard Kipling - Just So Stories - 5 sessions of Guided Reading / Whole class activities

A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. NB this resource includes each story in Word Format. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensionsLOsTo be able to explain the moral of a story.To understand how a writer teaches that actions have consequencesTo decode, by context, archaic and nonsense language. To discuss creation mythsTo use context and verbal clues to decode a text.

By MikeRichards

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - OCT UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - OCT UPDATE

A set of resources used in the year 4 topic of, 'Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors.' Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy! 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.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.OCT 2016 UPDATE: Even More resources added and Price Reduction

By dave_orritt

PSHE Resilience Unit

PSHE Resilience Unit

5 hours worth of fully resourced lessons: resilience, self-esteem, aspiration, positivity, to promote and foster positive attitudes for KS3/4 students.Each well-differentiated lesson includes accompanying worksheets, clips, powerpoints, clear LOs to three challenge levels, activities, plenaries - everything you'd want if Ofsted walked in.Includes -1. Why do we need self esteem and how can we improve it?2. What is aspiration and how can we be aspirational?3. How can we be resilient students and succeed?4. How can we promote our positive achievements? (2 hour project lesson)5. Cool meme-style praise postcards to send home with students when they've finished the unit.I use all of these myself as a Head of PSHE and I really hope you find them excellent value. Please leave me a review and I'll send you any other resource of your choice for free.Many more cheap and free resources at my shop: Emjcot's Shop

By emjcot