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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.
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.
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.
Creating a Political Party (for Year 9)
Twelve engaging, debate-prompting activities guide students through the making of a political party from planning policy to selling it to voters. Writing and speaking skills are developed as pupils put forward their arguments. Activities include everything from logo design to manifesto writing and TV-style political debates!