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.
Using the five senses
A lovely, detailed resource with a number of activities encouraging students to use the five senses effectively in descriptive writing.
Mix and match the writing techniques with examples. There is also a Matching whizzy available.
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.
A series of grouped questions to help students plan a detailed description of their work experience.
Letter to Fin
Letter writing task to a student who has been home educated about coming to school.
Whispers in the snow
Read the description of a snow storm then use the techniques identified in a piece of descriptive writing.
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.
A fun and versatile group task in which students produce a descriptive piece incorporating at least three of the five senses.
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.
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.
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!
Writing about a place
A very detailed lesson plan, including starter, that culminates in individuals writing about a special place.
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.
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.
An excellent resource for writing instructions and recapping there / their / they're along the way!
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.