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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

Creative Writing Exercises

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.
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Writing on demand briefs

Writing on demand briefs

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

Talking about yourself - for communication and literacy

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.
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Identifying imagery

Identifying imagery

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.
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Quiz, Quiz, Trade

Quiz, Quiz, Trade

A simple template for Quiz, Quiz, Trade cards from Kagan principles. Great for group work and starters.
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Quick Conversation Cards

Quick Conversation Cards

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.
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