New beginnings, new endings, new stories – support your students’ writing in the new year

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  The start of the year might bring fresh ideas for your young writers – or it might not! The post-Christmas return to mocks can be overwhelming, so we’ve chosen some resources to support your students writing under pressure.

And if you’re feeling fresh and there’s an untold story in you, perhaps 2018 is the year to write it. Happy New Year!

Teachit English Editor


Resources for GCSE Writing

If your students are struggling to start writing stories, the Shaping Stories resource includes some inspiring story starts and pointers on how to ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’.

A strong character can make the difference to a narrative. One of our most popular recent resources, Creating characters in an instant, helps students bring characters alive and includes a handy word bank.

Our writing placemats continue to be among our most popular resources, and the latest Purpose placemat is no exception. Including reminders of techniques suitable for different writing purposes and examples of these, you could use this to support writers or as a self or peer assessment checklist.

Essay writing teaching pack

Unseen poetry teaching pack
A toolkit of creative classroom activities, genuine student exemplar essays and resources to support students writing about texts, our Essay writing teaching pack is perfect for introducing your KS3 students to writing essays.

It’s free to Teachit English subscribers or key contributors or £15 for free members.

Fix it writing
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Fix it writing is all you need for writing intervention at key stage 3. Comprising two photocopiable downloads: a teacher handbook including session plans and resources, and a student workbook, it is ideal for English teachers, non-specialists and teaching assistants.

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