Improving Literacy with Short Stories for Years 7 and 8 (ZigZag Education)

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Improving Literacy with Short Stories for Years 7 and 8
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Improving Literacy with Short Stories for Years 7 and 8

Seven original short stories and activities written specifically to improve literacy skills for year 7 and 8 students. All stories have been carefully crafted to engage these year groups and to demonstrate genre, narrative and literary techniques.

The ready-to-use worksheets use the stories as springboards to focus on developing reading and writing skills but also incorporate dramatic skills and cross-curricular links to stretch your students further.

Reading:
  • Vocab building
  • Comprehension questions
  • Close reading
Drama:
  • Hot seating
  • Freeze frames
Writing:
  • Descriptive
  • Diary entries
  • Reporting
  • Letters
  • Creative
Includes answers to all reading activities!
Finding good examples that don't break the rules we try to teach is always a challenge and having pre-written activities and ideas is very useful for the busy teacher. P Town, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5501)
"An interesting idea and something which is very useful in creative writing work. Finding good examples that don't break the rules we try to teach is always a challenge and having pre-written activities and ideas is very useful for the busy teacher." P Town, English Teacher
"I liked it! The resource matches many of the points made for writing in the 2014 English curriculum documents. It's an area that students often struggle with so it's a good way to approach writing tasks. I particularly liked the idea of starting small; focusing on vocabulary and comprehension before moving on to actually transforming the piece into something new." F Marshall, English Teacher
"Very useful with reference to aiding reading, writing and cross-curricular projects through the concise short stories offered." J Selwood, English Teacher


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