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Literacy - Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds)

Writing

Elements of a Story Flash

The "Elements of a Story" interactive takes the story of Cinderella and explores the different 'ingredients' that make up a story.

Compare and Contrast Map Flash

An interactive graphic organizer which can helps students to develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point. There is a guide which explains the compare and contrast genre.

Start with a Setting Flash

Start a story by creating the setting. Lots of ideas for your story here.

Communicating Ideas Flash

This website shows you how to design effective posters, newspapers and comics by going through the important elements of each. Later you can try out your own designs. A brilliant teaching tool.

Writing Instructions Flash

Aimed at year 3 pupils, this website explores the features of written instructions. It looks at the use of time words to show the order and of verbs. Super illustrations.

Build Your Wild Self Flash

Create a character and give him or her crazy features, including Madagascar parts, if you wish. You can print off your character if you wish. Great for describing your character or writing a story.

Using Similies to Enhance Writing Skills Flash

A teaching aid to help children understand the use of similies in their writing.

Chocolates Flash

A good teaching resource for helping children to produce descriptive, persuasive writing. Suitable for Year 6.

Don't Use Said Flash

A great teaching resource for looking at alternatives to the word 'said' in written work. Useful for teaching speech marks.

Descriptive Writing about A Trip to the Supermarket Flash

This website is designed to support teachers and pupils in writing a descriptive piece of writing in preparation for WJEC English GCSE but sections could be used successfully with younger children. There are accompanying worksheets.

Other words to use rather than SAID Flash

An animation of words to use as an alternative to 'said'. Children set the task of searching narratives for the alternatives came up with the words and they are featured in an interesting way. Not interactive but pupils could see how many words they can remember.

Comment Flash

Use your commenting skills to see what is wrong with the newspaper headlines. Answers are multiple choice.