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Christmas Themed Visual Creative Writing Prompts
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Christmas Themed Visual Creative Writing Prompts

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34 visual creative writing prompts, themed around Christmas. The images allow for either narrative or descriptive writing. Each image has a short, written prompt below that can be edited. These work well for one off lessons, cover work, extension tasks, writing challenges, homework or independent writing.
34 Science Fiction Visual Creative Writing Prompts
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34 Science Fiction Visual Creative Writing Prompts

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34 visual creative writing prompts for writing Science Fiction. Each prompt contains a Sci-Fi themed image based around either narrative or descriptive writing. Each image has a short, written prompt below that can be edited. These are great for one off lessons, cover work, extension tasks, writing challenges, homework or independent writing.
The Soldier - Rupert Brooke - World War 1 Poetry
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The Soldier - Rupert Brooke - World War 1 Poetry

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3 lessons looking at ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke. This includes a PowerPoint that covers all 3 lessons, a blank copy of the poem, poetry analysis task cards, and P.E.T.A.L. sentence starters. Lesson 1 – Analysis of the poem - this can be done as guided analysis as a whole class or using the task as a group task Lesson 2 – Analytical paragraph (including P.E.T.A.L. recap) Lesson 3 – Creative task based on the poem Lessons 2 and 3 contain a differentiated success criteria. These lessons were used with a Year 9 class but could be adapted depending on age and stage.
40 First Lines from YA/Teen Novels Reading Wall Display
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40 First Lines from YA/Teen Novels Reading Wall Display

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A selection of opening lines from 40 different novels perfect for Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4. These can be used to create a wall display to encourage reluctant readers or to help inspire avid readers to try something new. Each quote has the name of the author and the title of the book underneath.
Poetry Analysis Task Cards for Any Poem
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Poetry Analysis Task Cards for Any Poem

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A set of 16 poetry analysis task cards that will guide students through the analysis and annotation any poem. I have found that these are great at forming the basis of a class discussion or at helping to develop confidence when approaching poetry analysis. They work well for group work, literature teams, jigsaw tasks and individual work. I have used them with classes from KS3 and KS4 (Year 7 through to Year 11) by just using the cards that are most appropriate for age and stage. Task cards included: Context Form and structure The title The speaker Paraphrasing Themes Imagery Language devices Sounds Lexical choices Shifts Tone and Attitudes Setting Mood and atmosphere Questions Visualising key aspects of the poem
Descriptive Writing: 10 worksheets for the 5 senses
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Descriptive Writing: 10 worksheets for the 5 senses

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10 worksheets focusing on the five senses in descriptive writing. Each worksheet comes with a different image and space for students to make notes on their initial impression of the picture and to bullet point what they would be able to see, hear, taste, touch and smell if they were there. I have used these with a range of classes. They have either completed several to practice focusing on the five senses when writing descriptively or have used one particular worksheet and used it as a basis for planning a piece of descriptive writing. These are also helpful for cover work, extension tasks and homework. Note: All the worksheets are within the same word doc.
Growth Mindset Wall Display
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Growth Mindset Wall Display

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A colourful, rainbow themed growth mindset wall display. The download is a PDF including 20 growth mindset quotes. These are perfect for a year round wall display that will help encourage and foster growth mindsets within your classroom.
War Photographer - Carol Ann Duffy
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War Photographer - Carol Ann Duffy

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4 lessons looking at Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘War Photographer’. This includes a PowerPoint that covers all 4 lessons, a blank copy of the poem, a worksheet for homework, a D.I.R.T. reflection worksheet and group discussion task cards. Lesson 1 – Introduction to the poem and personal response Lesson 2 – Annotating the poem Lesson 3 – Narrative writing task based on the poem Lesson 4 – D.I.R.T. lesson This was used with a CIE IGCSE class; however, it could be adapted for different exam specs (such as AQA GCSE, SQA Nat 5)
34 Descriptive Writing Visual Prompts
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34 Descriptive Writing Visual Prompts

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34 visual prompts for descriptive writing. Each prompt includes an image that will present students with a place to write about descriptively. Each prompt also has space for a short written prompt that can be edited if you would like them to focus on a specific aspect of the image. These have been great for writing challenges, extension tasks, homework and cover work. While I tend to use them with my Key Stage 3 classes, my Key Stage 4 classes have found them helpful with exam practice.
Visual Creative Writing Prompts
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Visual Creative Writing Prompts

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34 visual creative writing prompts. The images cover a range of genres and allow for either narrative or descriptive writing. Each image has a short, written prompt below that can be edited. These are great for one off lessons, cover work, extension tasks, writing challenges, homework or independent writing.
100 Speaking and Listening Prompt Cards
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100 Speaking and Listening Prompt Cards

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A set of 100 speaking and listening cards. Each card has a different prompt question and they have worked well with students of all abilities, but have worked particularly well with SEN and EAL pupils. I have used these for speaking and listening lessons, as a fun starter task and occasionally as writing prompt for extension tasks. Each flashcard has a fun and interesting prompts that will not only allow for students to think critically but will help them in developing their vocabulary and language skills.
Easter Themed Visual Creative Writing Prompts
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Easter Themed Visual Creative Writing Prompts

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34 visual creative writing prompts, themed around Easter. The images allow for either narrative or descriptive writing. Each image has a short, written prompt below that can be edited. These work well for one off lessons, cover work, extension tasks, writing challenges, homework or independent writing.
Analytical Verbs Wall Display
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Analytical Verbs Wall Display

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A collection of 60 different analytical verbs used to create a word wall to support students with their analytical writing. My classes have found have this wall display incredibly helpful when writing essays and they need inspiration to vary their use of analytical verbs to help strengthen their work.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Part 1
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Part 1

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A series of lessons covering Part 1 of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. These lessons were originally used with a mixed ability Year 9 class; however, they could be adapted depending on age and stage. Included are lessons/activities on the following: Lesson 1 – Context lesson where students research more about the LGBT community and the issue that members face Lesson 2 – Character analysis using P.E.T.A.L paragraph structure Lesson 3 – Comparing and contrasting the two main characters within the novel Lesson 4 – A narrative writing task Lesson 5 – A jigsaw task exploring themes Throughout the series of lessons, there is an opportunity for self-assessment, peer assessment, and D.I.R.T. Included in the download is: A PowerPoint covering all lessons A D.I.R.T. reflection handout Sentence starters for P.E.T.A.L paragraphs A graphic organizer to help explore themes A graphic organizer to summarise either each chapter or this part of the novel as a whole Reading/discussion questions for each chapter
1984 Revision Bingo
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1984 Revision Bingo

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1984 bingo is a fun and engaging revision task. You could use this as a starter or during a revision lesson on George Orwell’s 1984. The download includes: 34 bingo cards A blank bingo card (so you can change the key terms/vocabulary) A call sheet (with teacher instructions) You can print it and use it once, or I have mine laminated so I can reuse it.
Halloween Visual Creative Writing Prompts
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Halloween Visual Creative Writing Prompts

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34 visual creative writing prompts, themed around Halloween. The images allow for either narrative or descriptive writing. Each image has a short, written prompt below that can be edited. These work well for one off lessons, cover work, extension tasks, writing challenges, homework or independent writing.
Chapter Summary Graphic Organiser
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Chapter Summary Graphic Organiser

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A graphic organiser worksheet to help students keep their reading notes organised. It can be used with any text. My classes have been using these to make notes once they have read a chapter or scene and there is space for them to include: A brief summary of the chapter/scene Character notes Conflict notes A short storyboard Key themes (in which my classes have also been adding key quotes related to these)