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Writing to inform, explain, describe

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Improving descriptive writing
A structured and differentiated resource in which students practise editing and improving a piece of descriptive writing with a view to becoming more accomplished writers.
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Writing to compare and contrast framework
A prompt sheet for students to use across the curriculum.
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Writing to explain framework
A prompt sheet for students to use across the curriculum.
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Using the five senses
A lovely, detailed resource with a number of activities encouraging students to use the five senses effectively in descriptive writing.
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Writing techniques
Mix and match the writing techniques with examples. There is also a Matching whizzy available.
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Descriptive writing starter
A lovely set of vivid and unusual images - ideal for getting students to start writing descriptively.
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Descriptive writing activities
A selection of activities based on the weather and use of the five senses to help students to hone their descriptive skills.
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Writing to describe checklist
A simple checklist for assessment, peer assessment, or planning responses.
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Writing to inform checklist
A simple checklist for assessment, peer assessment, or planning responses.
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Work experience
A series of grouped questions to help students plan a detailed description of their work experience.
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Inspiration for descriptive writing
Find inspiration from published extracts to sharpen up writing skills.
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Letter to Fin
Letter writing task to a student who has been home educated about coming to school.
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Whispers in the snow
Read the description of a snow storm then use the techniques identified in a piece of descriptive writing.
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Take the NCIS approach!
A neat way of remembering and revising the key features of writing to describe for GCSE English exams. Aimed at C/D borderline students, it focuses on what the examiners are looking for.
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Sens(e)ational writing
A fun and versatile group task in which students produce a descriptive piece incorporating at least three of the five senses.
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Descriptive writing trail map and guide
A selection of Teachit resources for teaching descriptive writing. This includes a summary page with skills focus plus suggestions for how each resource might be used.
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Notebook activity - matching
Drag and drop task that links to 'Describing a beach or holiday memory' but works equally well as a stand alone activity.
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Describing a beach or holiday memory
A fun and thought-provoking task based on photographs which encourages the use of figurative language.
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Writing a speech for year 6
Secondary students create a speech for delivery to Year 6 children in order to prepare them for the joys of secondary school!
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Writing to advise, inform and explain
Revision exercises for Lang 1 and 2, includes suggested questions.
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Writing about a place
A very detailed lesson plan, including starter, that culminates in individuals writing about a special place.
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Views of Stonehenge
Detailed lesson plan which uses a variety of excerpts about Stonehenge in order to examine writers' attitudes. Additional resource needed: images of Stonehenge.
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Producing an information leaflet
A guide to produce a leaflet for a young target audience to inform them about an endangered species. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
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Descriptive writing task
Describe your ideal fun place. This resource relates to 'The Thief of Always' by Clive Barker.
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Writing instructions
An excellent resource for writing instructions and recapping there / their / they're along the way!
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The stylistic conventions of instructions
A simple checklist.
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Write to inform, explain, describe
Designed as a guide for a GCSE coursework task (to produce an article or the transcript of a speech on an issue), but also a handy general resource - includes well designed hints and tips.
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Writing instructions
Here's how - a well designed and thoughtful resource.
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Simpsons guide - what makes an effective information leaflet?
Sample informative modelled on the Simpson's television programme.
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