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Here you will find high quality texts that can be used in English lessons together with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas.

Here you will find high quality texts that can be used in English lessons together with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas.
How dragons catch their prey - explanation example text and lesson ideas

How dragons catch their prey - explanation example text and lesson ideas

A bit grisly, admittedly, but my pupils relished the task of inventing methods for their dragons to catch prey! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of an explanation with a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of explanation writing - rewrite the explanation using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write an explanation in the style of the author This text will be enjoyed by fans of 'How To Train Your Dragon', 'Eragon', 'The Hobbit' and 'Dragon Rider'.
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Instructions - How To Get Through a Haunted House

Instructions - How To Get Through a Haunted House

One of the most popular texts I have used with my pupils: what a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing.
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Dragon Writing - Instructions, Explanations and Persuasion

Dragon Writing - Instructions, Explanations and Persuasion

Thrilling, deadly and original text exemplars with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas. These texts encourage pupils to talk, innovate and then write. Each resource in the bundle contains 4 resources which can be used for Big Writing and are ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL).
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Every Text You Need

Every Text You Need

Original, exciting and successful texts with worksheets, presentations and endless lesson ideas with opportunities for pupils to talk, imitate and then innovate. Ideal for Big Writing. Each exemplar text demonstrates to pupils what a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Texts include: newspapers, diaries, formal and informal letters, non-chronological reports, explanations, instructions. This bundle includes at least 20 different texts with lesson ideas that could last for 40 weeks.
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Letters for Writing

Letters for Writing

Formal and informal letters. Exciting and original exemplars with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas. These texts encourage pupils to talk, innovate and then write. Each resource in the bundle contains 4 resources which can be used for Big Writing and are ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL).
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Sci-fi for writing

Sci-fi for writing

Six exciting and original science fiction texts with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas. These texts encourage pupils to talk, innovate and then write. Each resource in the bundle contains 4 resources which can be used for Big Writing and are ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL).
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Explanations and Instructions for Writing

Explanations and Instructions for Writing

Lively and original text exemplars for instruction and explanation writing with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas. These texts encourage pupils to talk, innovate and then write. Each resource in the bundle contains 4 resources which can be used for Big Writing and are ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL).
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Informal letter about a secret time machine

Informal letter about a secret time machine

My pupils adored the lessons based on this informal letter idea: what a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing.
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Instructions - How To Get Through a Haunted House

Instructions - How To Get Through a Haunted House

One of the most popular texts I have used with my pupils: what a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing.
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Pirate Creative Writing Pack

Pirate Creative Writing Pack

Instructions, letters and non-chronological reports: what a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Text exemplars with worksheets, presentations and lesson ideas. These 4 original and exciting texts encourage pupils to talk, innovate and then write. They can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar texts are ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing.
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Examples of explanations for lower KS2

Examples of explanations for lower KS2

Two examples of explanations for lower KS2 English lessons. WAGOLL These texts can also be used for creative writing purposes. The first text explains how giants became extinct. The second text explains how young fairies develop the ability to fly. Both explanations contain an analysis of the language features to include in the pupils' own explanations. These example texts can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of explanations - rewrite the explanations using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write other explanations in the style of the author These explanations are probably most suited to pupils in years 3 and 4.
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How dragons catch their prey - explanation example text and lesson ideas

How dragons catch their prey - explanation example text and lesson ideas

A bit grisly, admittedly, but my pupils relished the task of inventing methods for their dragons to catch prey! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of an explanation with a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of explanation writing - rewrite the explanation using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write an explanation in the style of the author This text will be enjoyed by fans of 'How To Train Your Dragon', 'Eragon', 'The Hobbit' and 'Dragon Rider'.
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Diary of a Superhero - example text and lesson ideas

Diary of a Superhero - example text and lesson ideas

Everyone loves a superhero! But what happens when they lose their powers with their evil nemesis on the loose?! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a diary with a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of diary writing - rewrite the diary using their own language or by borrowing phrases - extend the diary example with what happens next - write a diary in the style of the author
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How to care for dragon eggs - an example of 'instructions' and lesson ideas

How to care for dragon eggs - an example of 'instructions' and lesson ideas

My pupils loved innovating with this text and altering the instructions for how how to care for dragon eggs. Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a set of instructions with a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of instruction writing - rewrite the instructions using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a set of instructions in the style of the author This text will be enjoyed by fans of ‘How To Train Your Dragon’, ‘Eragon’, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Dragon Rider’.
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Why our school should keep a pet dragon - persuasive text example and lesson ideas

Why our school should keep a pet dragon - persuasive text example and lesson ideas

Clearly every school should have one! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a persuasive argument - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of persuasive arguments - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a persuasive argument in the style of the author This text will be enjoyed by fans of ‘How To Train Your Dragon’, ‘Eragon’, ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Dragon Rider’.
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House Monsters - example of a non-chronological report with lesson ideas

House Monsters - example of a non-chronological report with lesson ideas

Be very afraid! My pupils loved inventing their own House Monsters and innovating the mischievous deeds they get up to! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a non-chronological report - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of non-chronological reports - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a non-chronological report in the style of the author
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Why we should go on a school trip to Mars - persuasive text example and lesson ideas

Why we should go on a school trip to Mars - persuasive text example and lesson ideas

An exciting and engaging persuasive text that requires no previous knowledge or learning. Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a persuasive argument - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of persuasive arguments - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a persuasive argument in the style of the author
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Formal letter from the Head of a school of magic - example text and lesson ideas

Formal letter from the Head of a school of magic - example text and lesson ideas

Uh oh! You’ve finally got your place at Wizard School and then you discover you’re about to be expelled! My pupils relished innovating with this text and inventing new ways to justify the expulsion! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Pupils will love the similarity to Harry Potter and Hogwarts. Download includes: - the text of a formal letter - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of formal letters - rewrite the letter using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a formal letter in the style of the author
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Boy, 11, survives deadly spider bite - newspaper example and lesson ideas

Boy, 11, survives deadly spider bite - newspaper example and lesson ideas

Exciting and original newspaper article. My pupils loved the poisonous spider bite! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a newspaper article - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of newspaper articles - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a newspaper article in the style of the author These texts are probably most suited to pupils in years 5 or above.
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UFO lands in Yorkshire - newspaper example and lesson ideas

UFO lands in Yorkshire - newspaper example and lesson ideas

An example of a newspaper article - UFO lands in Yorkshire. My pupils had great fun with this! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a newspaper article - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of newspaper articles - rewrite the text using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a newspaper article in the style of the author
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Expulsion from a school of magic - an informal letter

Expulsion from a school of magic - an informal letter

An example of an informal letter from a pupil who is about to be expelled from a school of magic (Harry Potter/Hogwarts). My pupils had great fun with this! Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of an informal letter - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of informal letters - rewrite the letter using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write an informal letter in the style of the author
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Diary from Mars - example text and lesson ideas

Diary from Mars - example text and lesson ideas

An exciting and mysterious series of diary entries from a teenager trapped on Mars. Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Download includes: - the text of a diary with a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features. The diary is 3 pages long and is a suitable length for pupils to read multiple times and create their own versions - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of diary writing - rewrite the diary using their own language or by borrowing phrases - extend the diary example with what happens next - write a diary in the style of the author
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An apology from an unruly pupil - full pack

An apology from an unruly pupil - full pack

An example of a formal letter from a rather unruly pupil to the Head. This text is ideal for Year six pupils about to change school. Please note that the text of this letter is available for free in my shop. What a good one looks like (WAGOLL). Text exemplar with worksheets, a presentation and lesson ideas. This original and exciting text encourages pupils to talk, innovate and then write. The 4 resources can be used for Big Writing. The exemplar text is ideal for when pupils are imitating, innovating or inventing. Download includes: - the text of a formal letter - a pupil worksheet containing an analysis of the language features - a PowerPoint presentation of the text - 8 ideas for how to use the text in lessons that will easily last a week - an editable lesson plan to copy and paste into your own This example text can be used by pupils to: - observe the features of formal letters - rewrite the letter using their own language or by borrowing phrases - write a formal letter in the style of the author These texts are probably most suited to pupils in years 5 or above.
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