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I am a former SEN Co-ordinator and English teacher. My resources focus on SEN interventions, particularly communication and literacy skills. I also produced Creative Writing and English Functional Skills resources.

I am a former SEN Co-ordinator and English teacher. My resources focus on SEN interventions, particularly communication and literacy skills. I also produced Creative Writing and English Functional Skills resources.
Creative Writing Exercises
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Creative Writing Exercises

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A range of activities that encourage students to experiment with different forms: fiction, poetry and script. Can be used from KS3 with advanced students up to A Level English Language or Creative Writing.
Identifying imagery
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Identifying imagery

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This sheet uses an extract from Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles to elicit responses around the use of imagery and includes a Creative Writing exercise. Suitable for GCSE upwards.
Writing on demand briefs
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Writing on demand briefs

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A good way of practising skills needed for the A Level Creative Writing exam, this worksheet contains three different non fiction briefs.
Talking about yourself - for communication and literacy
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Talking about yourself - for communication and literacy

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This worksheet is put together for students with low social and communication skills who also struggle with forming expressive sentences. It is intended to help a student prepare for the writing of a personal statement for university or for a CV/job application. The learning objectives for this resource is: - To use the parts of a sentence effectively. - To explain what they enjoy doing, would like to do in the future and information that supports this, It promotes an understanding of the parts of a sentence and encourages communication about their likes, dislikes and ambitions. This resource could be adapted for a student who is at a different stage in their education to allow them to produce a piece of writing about themselves and their likes. This worksheet could work well in one to one or small group intervention, as well as in a whole class setting.
Quiz, Quiz, Trade
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Quiz, Quiz, Trade

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A simple template for Quiz, Quiz, Trade cards from Kagan principles. Great for group work and starters.
World-Building Plan
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World-Building Plan

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Taking the alternative realities of science fiction texts as a starting point, this worksheet allows students to plan a story with a science fiction or fantasy setting. Originally used for A Level Creative Writing, it could also be used for A Level English Language and GCSE Creative Writing tasks.
Non fiction analysis menu
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Non fiction analysis menu

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Used for evaluating non fiction writing, this worksheet asks students to think of a piece of writing as a meal and break each section down in to starter, main course and dessert. This could be used for non-fiction analysis for year 9 upwards.
Spark up your Scene
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Spark up your Scene

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This poster - which can also be given to students as an extension task - shows ideas for adding interest to a scene or getting out of writer's block.
Using questions
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Using questions

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This extract asks students to think about and mimic the use of questions to address an audience in a non-fiction text.
Quick Conversation Cards
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Quick Conversation Cards

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A series of conversation cards with open questions to use in group work or one-to-one to improve social and communication skills. Can be used with ages 11+. Usually sold separately, all levels of cards are included in this bundle. Each level requires students to think more deeply about their answers, encouraging stronger communication.