Pack 2: Lots Of Writing Prompts About Things I Like And Dislike
1. Write A Story About Taking A Test Or Exam
In this pack, the child is asked to read about Melissa Montague’s dance lessons and to complete the wording for the poster. Next, they should read the recount (in first person) by a pupil at the dance academy, about her experiences taking a dance exam. Then, the child should write their own version, describing an exam or test they have taken – whether at school or after school and in any activity. The child should write in present tense and use dialogue to move the story along.
2. Write A Story Called ‘Sports Day’
Firstly, the child should write a letter inviting their parents to watch their school sports day. Next, they are asked to write the story of their sports day. The child should read the example ‘Sports Day’ and then use the prompts to write their own version.
This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Presented in a lively ‘magazine style’ format, these packs feature stories and non fiction texts to read. They include follow up activities that will inspire even the most reluctant writer, to write stories, letters, play scripts, diaries, poems, persuasive leaflets and more. More than this, the child will learn writing techniques including: simple, compound and complex sentences – connectives, grammar tips – harder vocabulary and punctuation.
Aimed at 7-11 year olds, these work packs provide excellent writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ exams or S.A.T.s. They will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.