Writing KS2 Literacy. Links to free to use English writing skills resources, use in the classroom to encourage creative writing or at home to improve your child's writing skills. Age range 8-11 years, KS2, elementary grades 3-6. Ideal to add to your homeschooling portfolio.
Descriptive Writing Video
How to write a descriptive piece based on the coastline. To write a descriptive piece start off by gathering the names of things you see and hear. Add some adjectives to describe these things and put these ideas together to create a descriptive piece about the sea.
Essay Map Interactive
Complete your essay map online or print a blank version to use in the classroom.
Grammar : Sentences Interactive
In writing, words are grouped together into phrases, sentences, clauses and paragraphs. Linking these building blocks together in the right way makes your writing easy to understand and interesting to read.
Picture Book Maker Interactive
Create your own picture book, change the setting and characters, add text, design the cover. Save your book to the gallery, print or email it to a friend.
Seaside Postcard Interactive
A humurous seaside writing activity. By annotating the scene dialogue can be explored and characteristics shown through thought bubbles. A lesson plan is also available for download.
Tom Trueheart Video
Tom Trueheart must rescue his six brothers and their Princess brides from the Land of Dark Stories. Ask the children to write the opening of the story, describing the setting before introducing Tom. Write and record a voice over for the trailer. Ask children to time it, record and overlay onto the film. Write adventure stories using Tom as the hero. Create own version of The Book of Dark stories using prompts from the clip.