Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: KS3 Project Packs (ZigZag Education)

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Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: Planet Sapphire (Y7)
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Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: Scaling the Heights (Y7)
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Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: Space Flight (Y8)
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Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: Zombie Apocalypse (Year 9)
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Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences: KS3 Project Packs

Lively, student-friendly project packs with over 10 worksheets and handouts to use in class or as homework. Guide your class through an engaging scenario as they work towards creating their own meaningful independent writing.

A refreshingly fun Scheme of Learning for KS3 R Goulds, HoD & Independent Reviewer (Space Flight for Y8)

Assuming roles from astronaut to secret service official, students gain valuable experience in writing for a range of purposes and audiences across fiction and non-fiction. With a clear focus on the new 2014 National Curriculum, your class will be completely prepared for the writing demands of GCSE English.

Example writing tasks:
  • Letters
  • Newspaper articles
  • Travel writing
  • Speeches
  • Blog articles
  • ... and many more!
Interlinking activities with a continuous theme
  • Appealing, relevant tasks based on modern media to captivate students
  • Ideal blend of independent, pair and group work
  • Heaps of extension tasks to challenge your high-fliers

Student support throughout
  • Confidence-building preparation questions to aid the all-important planning process
  • Activities to support every learner type - mind maps, presentations, role plays...
  • Packed with checklists to keep students on track - great for AFL and quick marking
  • Structured with example texts and sample activity answers for inspiration
  • Plus handy tips and essential guidance on SPaG

Planet Sapphire (for Year 7)
Embark on a mission to save planet Earth with a series of 12 entertaining creative writing tasks, including an instruction manual for aliens and an interview with expedition members. The writing form and skills used are signposted for each activity, so you can be sure every technique is covered. Includes full example answers and clear and accessible language analysis.
Space Flight (for Year 8)
Take your students on a realistic journey into space with 11 creative writing tasks including pre-flight diary entries, space rocket design briefs and recipes for space food. Suitable for all abilities - helpful writing frames and planning sheets for students looking for more support and 8 end-of-pack extension tasks for those aiming higher. Includes end-of-pack self-assessment - great for identifying strengths and weaknesses.
Zombie Apocalypse! (for Year 9)
Escape from a zombie invasion while learning about different writing forms with 12 creative writing activities. Your students will love the action-packed, imaginative tasks - from creating a zombie apocalypse survival kit to planning a design brief for fortifications. Suitable for all: support with writing frames and examples, and stretch with 'challenge' and 'extension' tasks. Written in entertaining and student-friendly language, this resource will harness pupils' creative potential, culminating in a varied portfolio of work.
Scaling the Heights - Mountaineering (for Year 7)
Six varied units of work, each with five progressive activities, guide students through a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mount Everest. Creative writing, reading and spoken language exercises include interviewing Edmund Hillary and creating a holiday brochure for a trip to Nepal. The highly structured tasks, incorporating planning and self-assessment, allow all pupils to achieve their potential.

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6211)
'A super resource! A pick-up and teach job. The pupils would love this, they would be able to write in an enthusiastic way because of the engaging nature of the wide variety of tasks. It matches the requirements of the national curriculum beautifully and enables students to work through the DFE checklist of what they should be able to do by year 7 in an interesting fashion, rather than just completing a series of dry grammar and mechanics activities. Learning by stealth!' K Chanter, Teacher of English, Independent Reviewer
'A lively package - very useful to help pupils develop their writing in a way they will enjoy. The educational merit of this project is that it systematically leads the pupils through a series of linked tasks, allowing them to develop their writing skills as they have fun with the over-arching narrative. It provides clear evidence for the teacher of examples of work which can be used to track progress in Literacy.' S Owen, Second in English Dept, Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6823)
"Very detailed with some excellent ideas include. For example, I particularly like the way in which the radio script, news article etc are annotated, as good style models are hard to find." - C McDonough, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"This is very thorough. Though it is presented as a Writing resource, it also covers a range of Reading tasks, making it doubly useful. Add in the fact that there are also plenty of opportunities for Oracy, and you have a winning resource. It's closely focused on the NC and new GCSE specs - terrific." - S Owen, Head of Department and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6184)
The activities are varied and the strength of this resource is that it provides practical support for active learning, thus saving teachers lots of time and providing students with meaningful tasks.
'Perfect little project for Year 8. Covers all the different styles with frames and extension tasks. I like the fact that nearly every writing task had a supporting frame for the weaker pupils. A really nice resource.' S Boulton, Teacher of English and Media, Independent Reviewer
"This is an interesting topic and one which I feel Year 8 students of both genders would be interested in. The writing frames are very useful and there is a diverse range of writing activities. The essential skills are all practised and students would have the chance to develop their writing for different purposes and audiences." P Upton, Head of English, Independent Reviewer
"A really good resource with a lot of inspiring and creative opportunities to get writing out of students. It gives a teacher the means to teach by stealth! It's a topic which students would engage with and enjoy, and therefore would be less resistant to complete the written work. The tasks are varied and interesting, and therefore the kids would hopefully be learning without realising.I think this is a very good resource and could see it appealing to KS3 low ability boys in particular. The theme is very conducive to creative writing in its various guises and the many writing types have been addressed throughout the resource. There is a wide variety of tasks and stimulus materials and that this would enable you to differentiate teaching with it." K Chanter, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer
"A refreshingly fun Scheme of Learning for KS3. The standard of handouts is excellent, lively and engaging. The planning activities for each task and the model/examples mean it is a ready to use resource. An excellent resource with a clear focus on the national curriculum. I liked the way that a range of tasks had been developed to encourage independent thinking, discussion, examples and extension tasks. The strength of the pack lies within the 'things to consider' elements of each task. It makes it a scheme of work that teachers can pick up and use." R Goulds, HoD, Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6865)
"A really different and fun resource. Compliments to the author - I know the boys I teach will enjoy a number of these tasks and I look forward to trying it out next year!" N Boyce, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'I think that this is a resource with a lot of potential that will be really effective in engaging more reluctant boys within the English classroom.' - H Jackson, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'The resource is imaginative, creative and entertaining. It has a golden narrative thread running throughout the source whilst avoiding flogging the topic like a dead horse. The author has shown a real flair for creativity and this shows in the careful presentation of the work.' - K Attwood, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"The resource is suitable for both weak and capable pupils. Particularly good is the self-assessment and commentary, so that pupils can be very clear about what progress they have made across the scheme." - S Owen, Head of Faculty and Independent Reviewer
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