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Published: 16/12/2019
KS3 KS4 | Writing
3 pages

Map inspired creative writing

A creative way of getting students to think about setting and progression in their creative writing. A series of scaffolded tasks starting with using a map to create a 'journey', developing through research, images, vocabulary building, planning and editing. Lots of fun and gives students plenty of choices.

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4. Choose a character, atmosphere and scenario/plot from the grid below. You are going to craft a story shaped around a journey they take between the places you have researched and described.

a young woman


searching for a valuable item (perhaps that has been lost)

a young boy


a businessman


delivering a parcel or letter

walking their dog

taking photographs for a competition

a teenager

an elderly man




trying to find somewhere quiet to think after arguing with a family member




See other resources: Descriptive writing | Imaginative writing | Narrative writing

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