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Survivors: A SoW with Resources for Year 7

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