STORY WITH A TWIST AT THE END - Rollercoaster Story - WAGOLL included

STORY WITH A TWIST AT THE END - Rollercoaster Story - WAGOLL included

- 5 picture prompts that help to tell a story. Pictures support writing. -Introduce the idea of a twist ending. -Takes the pressure away from planning as the children just write about what they see. - Ideal for reluctant writers who need a gentle push in the right direction. -Ideal for more able writers too who can focus on vocabulary and description. WAGOLL INCLUDED: A MODEL TEXT TO SHOW CHILDREN WHAT CAN BE DONE
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CREATIVE WRITING PROMPT + EXAMPLE MODEL TEXT + HORROR STORY

CREATIVE WRITING PROMPT + EXAMPLE MODEL TEXT + HORROR STORY

A GREAT HORROR STORY This amazing resource will engage your children straight away as they all love a bit of horror! - Engaging picture prompt. -AN EXAMPLE STORY AND PLAN OF HOW TO CAPTURE THE INTEREST OF YOUR READER. -Planning sheet included. The story is guaranteed to make the children go "Uuuuurgh!!!!!" It always causes a reaction when they realise what the 'souvenir' of that terrible night actually is.
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WRITING PROMPT + MODELLED EXAMPLE  Just print and use

WRITING PROMPT + MODELLED EXAMPLE Just print and use

You need to show the children good examples of writing to make them improve. I believe it is the quickest way to create better writers in your class. Model it. Every day. That's why I always do some of the writing tasks I set my classes myself and shared my writing too. It works! Have a quick talk about how writers engage the reader. See what they know. Give out the prompt sheet and just let the children write. You will be amazed at what some of them will come up with. After a set time period (30-45 mins) just share some examples. Find some good examples of how they engaged the reader, even if it's only one sentence or line. You have to start somewhere. Make a list of things we can do to engage the reader. Then share the example about Annie. For this piece I used to give them the tip about starting and ending their writing with the same phrase. This can be really powerful. I would always just share one tip or focus per piece. Add it to the list. I guarantee the next time you do some writing, some of the children will start and end their piece with the same phrase. Especially if you keep referring back to it. As the year goes on, you have more and more tips to focus on. They will use them in their own work. I have loads of these short bits of writing and each one has a different focus or sometimes I repeat the same focus again. The more they hear, the better they get. Model writing. Constantly. If you want more examples then just leave a review and I will add some more model stories and prompts. They make great homework tasks too. Enjoy.
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Writing Prompt - Carry on the story. Just print and use.

Writing Prompt - Carry on the story. Just print and use.

The prompt gives them the first line. The children continue the story. Brainstorm the given line: Where could the character be? A mountain, plane, trapeze etc etc. Share work after writing and focus on how well they have engaged the reader. Make a list of tips for engaging the reader. Show them the example model text and add to the list. Find enclosed a file which includes the comments about what you can highlight to the children from the model text.
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Amazing, Super, Engaging Sentences

Amazing, Super, Engaging Sentences

A powerpoint presentation showing sentence models of amazingly engaging sentences. Full of tips and small nuggets of advice to inspire your children to vary the types of sentence that they write. The children use the sentence models as a template to create their own super sentences. It works! Try it!
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KS2 WRITING - VERY SHORT STORIES WITH A TWIST

KS2 WRITING - VERY SHORT STORIES WITH A TWIST

An instant writing lesson or homework task. Just photocopy and use. Contains all you need. I have always found that children really struggle with plot development in their stories which holds them back. Twist paragraphs are a great way to get them focused on plot and engaging their reader. You will find an example of a short twist story to share with the children. This is followed by 3 prompts which lend themselves to twist endings to guide the children to success. The lesson explanation is packed with ideas for possible twists linked to the children's activity so you don't even have to think. HOPE YOU ENJOY. I TRY TO KEEP IT SIMPLE. FEEDBACK IS WELCOMED.
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