Guide to the resource

This resource provides a range of teaching and learning activities that will help develop your pupils’ Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities (TSPC) as well as their communication skills, while embedding the skills of Creative Writing.

There are six sections:

  1. Inspiring writing
  2. Character
  3. Setting
  4. Genre, plot and theme
  5. Structure
  6. Language activities

Each section includes a variety of activities that you can adapt to suit your needs in the classroom. They include:

  • editable and printable classroom worksheets; and
  • interactive resources.

In the classroom

Collaborative writing features regularly throughout this resource. This gives pupils opportunities to build on the creative power of groups and develop their skills of working with others. We have listed useful resources, apps and websites.

You can use many of the resources on interactive whiteboards. You can include some classroom activities that use the Task Support System and have relevant mark schemes attached.

We have developed this resource for Creative Writing at Key Stage 3. It also supports the statutory curriculum at Key Stage 4 and may be useful to prepare for the Creative Writing aspect of the CCEA Revised Specification for GCSE English Language.

We would like to thank the teachers who helped to develop the resource, either as writers, testers or readers.