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Survivors: A SoW with Resources for Year 7
97 A4 photocopiable pages
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ALL short stories included with the resource:

  • 'Boggs and Colonel Sherburn' by Mark Twain
  • 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi' by Rudyard Kipling
  • 'Soldier' by Ben Rayner
  • 'Sredni Vashtar' by 'Saki' (H H Munro)
  • 'The Great Leapfrog Contest' by William Saroyan
  • 'Under Ice' by Iain Banks

Short Stories: Survivors

A Scheme of Work with Resources for Year 7

Fun, exciting, adventurous ‘survivor’ stories explored – Year 7 students will not be bored!

Includes all short stories within the resource — everything you need in one pack

"A good balance of literature, written work and speaking tasks. Successfully covers the Assessment Focuses for Writing at KS3... Objectives have a clear link to each focus. I liked the clear and precise Learning Objectives link with each lesson. Pupils have a clear focus of the creative story-writing element and are offered hooks upon which to structure their own writing and hone their skills."
C Storm, HoD, Independent Reviewer


This 21-lesson, 7-week SoW with resource sheets fully equips you to teach this brilliant collection of short stories and foster creative writing skills in your students. The intelligent lesson plans, with clearly defined objectives & outcomes, focus students towards writing their own short story.

  • 5-part lesson plans (starters, introductions, mains, plenaries and homeworks)
  • Mapped to NC criteria (2008) and Writing Assessment Focuses
  • Reading and Speaking & Listening skills developed through active reading and dramatic approaches
  • All supporting resource sheets included

"This SoW stems from a belief that creative writing is at the heart of studying English and is a principal vehicle to raise standards in students' writing."
Phil Berry, Author


What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3527)
'The resource was excellent, extremely detailed and clearly thought out. I imagine it would produce some excellent short stories. The resource would enhance learning as it clearly and incrementally identifies what "good" writing is, and how it can be produced. There is lots of scaffolding inherent in the different lessons, whilst also leaving enough latitude to challenge more able pupils. The resource is flexible and well conceived and would be suitable for Year 8 as well. It is also effective in promoting the skills to write to describe requisite up to GCSE. I think the scheme was polished and would be a wonderful support to any teacher, particularly NQT's.' N Osborne, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer
'I thought there were some very good ideas. It was well structured, starting simply and building up to much more complex ideas and techniques. This resource could really focus the students on their writing skills, and lead to a much more considered use of writing for effect. This resource fits well with the KS3 English Assessment Focuses, and would hopefully lead to improved attainment in writing.' P Baddeley, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer
'A good, well-written resource... Very clear in terms of where everything is. It covers a variety of subjects. Pupils will find it interesting. It matches the KS3 criteria but could also be used as additional task for homework/cover lessons, etc. I liked the fact that the resource provides lesson plans and homework tasks including additional suggestive points for teachers.' V Kondou, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'A refreshing boy-friendly resource that doesn't alienate or patronise the girls in the classroom. Lessons have specific starters, development opportunities and plenaries which allow pupils to know what is expected and allow the teacher to build upon prior knowledge and past learning. Good balance of literature, written work and speaking tasks. Successfully covers the Assessment Foci for Writing at KS3... Objectives have a clear link to each focus.' C Storm, HoD and Independent Reviewer

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