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Descriptive writing

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Map inspired creative writing
A creative way of getting students to think about setting and  … read more
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Writing fiction: words to dazzle
A synonym matching task to develop students' vocabulary for writing  … read more
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Changing the mood of a 19th-century extract
This resource is designed to encourage students to rewrite a  … read more
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Fiction analysis questions and re-creation task
Using a fictional extract from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre  … read more
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Comparing texts about tigers
This resource includes three texts about tigers, including a  … read more
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The island - Cultural capital project
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First and last paragraphs - what comes in between? Creative writing
Students are given the first and last paragraphs from pieces  … read more
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Song lyrics into stories
Encourage students to put their musical passions to use in this  … read more
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Using colour circles to create mood
Students are shown how to create their own colour circles, thinking  … read more
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Coming full circle - cyclical structures in creative writing
Using lines from well-known poems as inspiration, students build  … read more
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Sculpture inspired creative writing
Use abstract sculpture as inspiration for imaginative writing.  … read more
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A figure in space: vocabulary in descriptive writing
Using an image of an astronaut and the trailer of the film 'Gravity',  … read more
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Show, don't tell emotions
A table for students to complete, adding physical reactions,  … read more
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Describing a picture
A guide to writing descriptive pieces for the GCSE English Language  … read more
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Juxtaposed descriptions
A selection of mini plots for students who struggle with ideas  … read more
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Describing a difficult journey
Students write about a challenging journey, using images as a  … read more
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Describing an autumnal scene
Students are given an autumnal image to describe, with a word  … read more
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Creating characters in an instant
Creative writing prompt questions using two images as starting  … read more
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Exam practice questions using an extract from 'The Invisible Man'
Designed for Edexcel Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative writing,  … read more
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Creative writing picture prompts
A PowerPoint of images for students to practise the option of  … read more
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Describing a place
Students analyse an extract from Monica Ali's 'Brick Lane' (not  … read more
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Describe a person spinners
A resource written by specialists Victoria Honeybourne and Emela  … read more
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Impressive imagery
Designed to help students reach the highest grades in descriptive  … read more
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Spot the difference!
This resource is designed to help students identify how to make  … read more
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Describing a person
Students analyse character descriptions from 'White Teeth' and  … read more
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Describing a scene
Useful as a way of helping students develop their descriptive  … read more
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Creating a character
A series of activities that guides students through the process  … read more
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Improving descriptive writing
A structured and differentiated resource in which students practise  … read more
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Descriptive and narrative titles
A selection of titles to prompt both descriptive and narrative  … read more
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Prompts and re-creations
Ideal for creative writing tasks, this handy collection of i  … read more
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Inspiration for descriptive writing
Find inspiration from published extracts to sharpen up writing  … read more
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Take the NCIS approach!
A neat way of remembering and revising the key features of writing  … read more
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Credible characterisation
This resource incorporates a set of photographs and useful chart  … read more
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Original writing trail map and guide
Suggestions for approaching creative writing at Key Stages 3  … read more
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KS4 | Trails | Writing
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Empathy circles
A handy plan which can be applied to any empathetic writing task.  … read more
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Original writing - People you meet in heaven
Coursework / exam prep based on Mitch Albom's novel.  … read more
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The darkness downstairs
A lesson plan for a simple but effective approach to descriptive  … read more
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