This post outlines ideas for incorporating meaningful writing, speaking and reading activities into the one unit on personal recounts. Writing personal recounts Destiny Opening Chart Destiny Dialogue rules Exotic Rissole Formative Task Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Planning And Completing Final Assessment Task Planning document Sticks and Stones and Such-like
This lesson idea looks at creating compound nouns either as a one off fun activity or as a way of brainstorming ideas for creative writing. Creating Compound Nouns
In this task, students respond to a fascinating human interest news report about a woman discovering a fortune in buried gold bullion in her backyard. Police have asked the owner of the gold to step forward. Creative Response To A Human Interest Story Gold Bullion Article
In this lesson we look at how students can deliberately begin their stories not in an exciting way, but in an ordinary way which the ending all the more surprising. Ordinary beginnings, surprise endings in creative writing Surprise Ending Short Story
This lesson provides a scenario to stimulate creative writing based on a funny recent human interest story. A Creative Writing Scenario Raining Money Story
This is a creative writing exercise in which students use an example story ‘teaser’ (i.e an interesting opener to a bigger story) about a very bad day as a model for their own one paragraph story about a very bad day. Fictional Worst Day Ever The Very Bad Day
I blame aunt…If she hadn’t have said, ‘Absolutely do not go in/fool around with….!’ when she went out, leaving me alone in the house…then…wouldn’t have happened.
All day I had had a nagging feeling that I’d forgotten something important. It was when I was…that I remembered…
This resource provides students with two descriptive sentences which provide an excellent model for how to elaborate effectively in a sentence. Students read through the model sentence then follow the steps to write their own elaborated sentence. Elaboration Sentence Mimic
This is a quick creative writing task where students need to put themselves into the shoes of another person. Students are given a picture of a crowd and they need to pick a person from the crowd to write about. Empathy Writing Crowd picture
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