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Published: 20/05/2013
KS3 KS4 | Writing
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The quest for a cure – thinking skills and activities

A lovely creative writing project in which students create a character and embark on a perilous journey to find the 'Cure'. A Hangman whizzy activity is also available to accompany one of the activities.    

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David Mitchell
David Mitchell
I used this with Year 4 and Year 5 pupils at Primary School and it works well as a more topic/activity basis that they can really get in to. It works very nicely having each of the writing tasks leading on from each other and gives a good purpose to the writing.
Posted on 1st May 2020
Erika L
Erika L
Thank you so much - this is going to work really well with my home school students.

Posted on 18th April 2020
Juliette Ryan
Juliette Ryan
Excited to use this - thank you - I know my Chinese students will love it.
Posted on 16th February 2020
Sarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson
This is excellent - thank you!
Posted on 12th September 2017
dee brown
dee brown
I shall use this resource with my year 7s and 8s for 11+ exam prep. I am sure both girls and boys will love this imaginative and challenging ´quest´. Thank you for your hard work in creating this excellent resource.
Posted on 19th January 2017
Christine Harper
Christine Harper
Wow! Most of my pupils are boys and LOVE playing video games. Some like the adventure video games, some like the shoot 'em ups but either way I can see my reluctant writers will totally enjoy the engaging and imaginative challenges! Thank you!
Posted on 1st April 2016
sue Pajuluoma
sue Pajuluoma
I loved this resource and expanded it with a lot of extras (theory and other exercises) to run with my yr 7 home language group in Uppsala, Sweden. Whole exercise took 15 weeks (met once a week) and ended with them doing a presentation of their journey and presenting the whole journey as a book after keeping a diary of the different stages. I produced a .ppt of the journey to guide them, but essentially it is something they did independently. Really brought out their creativity and was fun to do. Will run the same programme this year with the next yr7 group (with a few minor changes). Thank you so much for sharing this resource. I am willing to share my additions too, if any one is interested.
Posted on 10th February 2015
janet lenton
janet lenton
I might use it in an inservice training for teachers, as an example of a very attractive resource for Top Primary, linking creative and critical thinking.
Posted on 8th February 2014
Julie Hopkins
Julie Hopkins
Using it as a HW project for a difficult yr 9 boy. It has caught his imagination! I am adapting some of the writing tasks (eg, he can't do persiasive but can do descriptive, not so good at newspaper reports but fine with a TV news-style script). This work is independent of the main class/lesson stuff so if he doesn't complete it on time, it won't impact upon my lesson plans.
Posted on 4th November 2013
Valerie Harewood
Valerie Harewood
It was a good resource for students in the isolation room.
Posted on 15th July 2013
Cheyenne dela Fuente
Cheyenne dela Fuente
A really creative way to get the students interested in writing.
Posted on 31st May 2013
Natalie King
Natalie King
This is inventive and interesting and really scaffolds the task
Posted on 28th May 2013
Linda Plasco
Linda Plasco
using it for a 14 year old boy in order to inspire him to enjoy writing.
Posted on 24th May 2013

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