The writing genre book is available from PDST here and it incorporates the ideas of First Steps Writing.
This term, my class is focusing on Narrative Writing. And we are going right back to basics! We started looking at characters in our weekly story and discussing their traits. In particular, we have worked a lot on showing character traits throughout our writing rather than just stating them.
Next we began to work more on settings and how important it is to set a clear picture in the mind of the reader.
Both character and setting worksheets are available here.
Only then did we move on to planning the 'skeleton' of a story using story planners.
|Story planner available here|
At the end of the Narrative Writing genre, each child will have a few samples of their own narrative writing. they will select the piece their are particularly proud of and I will bind them all together as a booklet to add to our class library.
Each child self assesses their work to identify areas they did well and aspects they could work on next time. Free checklists are available here.