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Welcome to my shop! I write short stories that teachers can use for their English planning. At my current school, we use the Talk 4 Writing framework which includes internalising a model text. These texts have the appropriate grammatical features for the set year group, as well as a clear structure for the story type. I hope you find the stories useful in your teaching!

Welcome to my shop! I write short stories that teachers can use for their English planning. At my current school, we use the Talk 4 Writing framework which includes internalising a model text. These texts have the appropriate grammatical features for the set year group, as well as a clear structure for the story type. I hope you find the stories useful in your teaching!
Finding Tale - short story
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Finding Tale - short story

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Ben and the Stolen Diamond is a short story I wrote for my year 4 class’s Talk 4 Writing unit on finding tales. We used the story for reading lessons, vocabulary work and a basis for shared writing. We also created story maps and internalised this as a model text. The story follows the generic plot of a finding tale based on Pie Corbett’s research into teaching writing. The story would be suitable for year 3 or 4 as it covers the grammar points for LKS2. In particular, there is a focus on fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases. There are also adverbs and an example of direct speech. This resource pack includes a PDF and a Word version so that you can adjust the story to fit your class’s needs.
Sample newspaper article
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Sample newspaper article

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I wrote this newspaper article as a non-fiction complement to our Talk 4 Writing unit based on Ben and the Stolen Diamond. I used it in my year 4 class as an example text. We discussed the features of newspapers, looked at vocabulary and structure, then used it to assist with shared and independent writing. This resource would be suitable for a year 3 or 4 class but could be adapted for UKS2. The original document included the name of my school and some staff members, but has been edited so it is generic. I have uploaded a PDF and Word version of the document so that the article can be edited to include your school’s name.