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Writing can be so much fun because it really releases the creative part of you. It is also an extremely important functional skill for basic communications as well as organising and presenting your opinions and ideas on a subject.

The ability to write to a good standard in an English based language will really help you make the most of your abilities both at school and in any future employment.

A high level of writing skills is really important and will enable you to maximis eyoru academic achievements at school and also later when you start work. Well developed written skills will help you to:

  • communicate in a more efficient way
  • increase job prospects
  • orgnanise and express ideas
  • bulld self-esteem and confidence
  • exercise your imagination more
  • improve reading, speaking and listening skills
  • learn another language more quickly and efficiently

Check out our long list of fun resources below! They includes activities and games as well as instructional videos and revision notes to help your studies. Many interactive features will really help you to develop some of your writing skills and unleash that talent you have.

 

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"My Design Talking Car" writing activity ages 5 - 8

"My Design Talking Car" writing activity

In this activity, your task is to design a talking car. You can give your car a name and then select its colour, size (small, medium or large), voice and mood (happy, excited or grumpy). Add a banner note to your car picture too!....Read More

 


"My Day Jeneka - Level3" writing activity ages 5 - 8

"My Day Jeneka - Level3" writing activity

In this activity, your aim is to help Jeneka get ready for school. Initially, identify the most appropriate object to wake Jeneka up. Then choose her breakfast food and help her with a report....Read More

 


"My Day Jeneka - Level2" writing activity ages 5 - 8

"My Day Jeneka - Level2" writing activity

In this activity, your goal is to help Jeneka get ready for school. Initially, pick the best item to get Jeneka out of bed, then four things to pack in her schoolbag. Then help Jeneka get to school by clicking on the correct sign! Next, help Jeneka with her....Read More

 


"Shark Rhyme" writing activity ages 5 - 7

"Shark Rhyme" writing activity

In this activity, you get to make a rhyme about a shark! You are given the first sentence and then you must choose a rhyming second line from a choice of three. Hover over the shark and make your choice then move forward through the rhyme by clicking the large orange scroll arrow on the....Read More

 


"Platypus Rhyme" writing activity ages 5 - 8

"Platypus Rhyme" writing activity

In this activity, you can build up a rhyme about a platypus! The first sentence of each stanza is shown. Your task is to select a rhyming second line from the three available options. Hover over the platypus and pick your favorite before scrolling forwards through the rhyme (use the orange scroll arrow on the right).....Read More

 


"Dub Cubs" writing activity ages 5 - 7

"Dub Cubs" writing activity

In this activity, you get to mix some tunes with rhyming words (e.g. bag, flag, wag and rag). Click 'play more' to select another set of rhyming words and click on the record deck to add a few extra sounds too. There are eight sets of rhyming words to choose from - juts use the large....Read More

 


"Just like Me - Rose, Kaneisha and Sammy" writing activity ages 5 - 7

"Just like Me - Rose, Kaneisha and Sammy" writing activity

In this activity, you have the chance to identify some things you like and compare it to the three friends (Rose, Kaneisha and Sammy). For example, select your favourite lunches, pets, places and things to do from a choice of 3 in each case and then compare your choices to those of the 3 friends. Then, find out more about the friends'....Read More

 


"Just like Me - Rose, Dawit and Zeina" writing activity ages 5 - 7

"Just like Me - Rose, Dawit and Zeina" writing activity

In this activity, try to identify some things you like and compare it to the three friends (Rose, Dawit and Zeina). For example, select your favourite lunches, musical instruments, pets, and places. Each one of these has a multiple-choice selection of three items. Then, compare it to the friends! Then, find out more about the friends'....Read More

 


"Just like Me - Kaneisha, Dawit and Mana" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Just like Me - Kaneisha, Dawit and Mana" reading activity

In this activity, the task is to list out some things you like and compare them to the three friends (Kaneisha, Dawit and Mana). From a preselected choice of 3 items, you need to choose your favourite musical instruments, pets, places and things to do. Compare your answers to the selections made by the friends. Then, find out exactly....Read More

 


"Just like Me - Sammy, Zeina and Dawit" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Just like Me - Sammy, Zeina and Dawit" reading activity

In this activity, the goal is to select items you like best then compare them to the three friends (Sammy, Zeina and Dawit). From a choice of 3 items, you must pick your favourite musical instruments, lunches, things to do and places. Look at the answers you gave compared to those made by the friends. Afterwards, try to guess exactly....Read More

 


"Just like Me - Mana, Kaneisha and Sammy" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Just like Me - Mana, Kaneisha and Sammy" reading activity

In this activity, your job is to pick your favourite items and compare them to the three friends (Mana, Kaneisha and Sammy). You have 3 items in each category to select from (pets, things to do, lunches and places). Compare your choices to those made by the friends. Afterwards, try to guess exactly which items the friends selected. Then....Read More

 


"Just like Me - Mana, Rose and Zeina" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Just like Me - Mana, Rose and Zeina" reading activity

In this activity, your job is to highlight your favourite items in various categories and compare them to the selections made by three friends (Mana, Rose and Zeina). There are 3 items in each category. The similarities of your selections to those made by the friends are identified for you. Next, work out the items that each of the....Read More

 


"My Design Talking Dinosaur" writing activity ages 6 - 8

"My Design Talking Dinosaur" writing activity

In this activity, your task is to design a talking dinosaur! You can give your dinosaur a name and then select its colour, size (small, medium, large or giant), voice and mood (friendly, alarmed, fierce or sleepy). Add a banner note to your dinosaur....Read More

 


"Make it happen - plan a party" writing activity ages 6 - 8

"Make it happen - plan a party" writing activity

In this activity, your goal is to plan a party by designing the invitation with suitable contact details. You can also select the party food (choose the 3 best options out of the 4 available) and the best shops to buy these from. Then, make a photo....Read More

 


"The Berry Buddies' Birthday Bash" Storybook Adventure writing activity ages 6 - 8

"The Berry Buddies' Birthday Bash" Storybook Adventure writing activity

In this activity, you can help to create your very own tailored e-book. Choose the ending of each page by clicking on one of the three objects to fill in the missing word. There are also some underlined words that you can....Read More

 


"Comic Strip Capers" writing activity ages 6 - 9

"Comic Strip Capers" writing activity

In this activity, there are 4 interactive comic strip stories that you can help choose the storyline for. Just choose your favourite response from Word Girl each time! She does battle with such arch-rivals as Dr. ZBrains, The Butcher and The....Read More

 


"Jungle Jumble" writing activity ages 6 - 9

"Jungle Jumble" writing activity

In this activity, your task is join word sounds together to make a word. If you get lots of words correct, you get to move up a level. On higher levels the words appear and disappear a little more quickly! You can even join three letter....Read More

 


"Prewriting Ideas" Printable PDF writing Worksheet Activities ages 6 - 11

"Prewriting Ideas" Printable PDF writing Worksheet Activities

A minimum of 4 printable PDF's for each grade (year group). For example, in Grade 4, activities include 'Getting Started - The Writing Process', 'Unit 8 - Writing a Personal Narrative', 'Unit 9 - Writing a Story', 'Unit 10 - Writing Instructions', 'Unit 11 - Writing a Research Report', 'Unit 12 - Writing to....Read More

 


"Writing Prompts" writing activity suggestions ages 6 - 11

"Writing Prompts" writing activity suggestions

There are suggested activities you could do to practice writing in various forms (e.g. 'Opinion', 'Instructions', 'Personal Narrative', 'Persuasive Essay',....Read More

 


"Shape-Book Patterns" Printable PDF writing Worksheet Activities ages 6 - 7

"Shape-Book Patterns" Printable PDF writing Worksheet Activities

Write a mini-story inside some fun shapes including an apple, a sock, a cloud, a fish, a lion a kite any many more! Making up....Read More

 


"Writers' Showcase" writing Revision Notes ages 6 - 11

"Writers' Showcase" writing Revision Notes

These links show the writing work of students in various formats (e.g. personal narratives, research reports, stories, descriptions....Read More

 


"Benchmark Writing Papers" Printable PDF writing Worksheet Activities ages 6 - 11

"Benchmark Writing Papers" Printable PDF writing Worksheet Activities

These great PDF rubric documents show, for each year grade, marked children's answers to a number of questions (prompts) related to writing personal narratives, stories, descriptions, instructions, persuasive essays, opinion essays etc. The analysis PDF....Read More

 


"Meeting Individual Needs" Printable PDF writing Worksheet Activities ages 6 - 11

"Meeting Individual Needs" Printable PDF writing Worksheet Activities

A minimum of 9 printable PDF's for each year group (grade). For example, in Grade 5, activities include 'Writing a Description', 'The Sentence', 'Nouns', 'Verbs', 'Adjectives', 'Capitalization and Punctuation', 'Pronouns', 'Adverbs and Prepositions', 'Writing a Personal Narrative', 'Writing a Story', 'Writing to Compare and Contrast',....Read More

 


"Scrapyard Slice" writing activity ages 6 - 7

"Scrapyard Slice" writing activity

In this activity, you need to slice up compound words into their constituent words by dragging your mouse quickly across all compound words. Don't allow the bots to dump compound words in the junkyard. Be careful not to try to slice simple words because the bots do try to trick you (not all swinging words are compound words). You gain....Read More

 


"Operation Ice Cream" writing activity ages 6 - 8

"Operation Ice Cream" writing activity

In this fun activity, you can listen and read a story at the same time as well as clicking on more complicated words to find out their meanings (e.g. technology, communicate, connect, message, innovation and decide). The story revolves around a power loss and you need to make a party invite without using technology e.g. using a party....Read More

 


"My Design Talking Car - Create your own text" writing activity ages 6 - 8

"My Design Talking Car - Create your own text" writing activity

In this activity, you can make a talking car including giving it a name, colour, its own voice and moods! Your first option is to choose your car from one of the preset choices (either 'Happy', 'Excited', 'Grumpy' or 'Bored'). Then choose its size (either 'Small', Medium', 'Large' or 'Giant') and its colour (red, green, pink, yellow,....Read More

 


"Make it happen - find honey" writing activity ages 6 - 8

"Make it happen - find honey" writing activity

In this activity, you try to find your dog Honey! Start by putting a jigsaw together of Honey so you recognize her. Then put together a notice so you can advertise the fact she is lost by putting it up in various places. Choose where to put up the notice. You are then contacted by four people, you must choose which one you think is the....Read More

 


"Make it happen - find a dog walker" writing activity ages 6 - 8

"Make it happen - find a dog walker" writing activity

In this activity, your task is to find a suitable dog walker to walk your pet on the mornings when you are at school. To do this you must design a suitable poster with suitable image, text and important contact information. You should also decide where to put up the poster too. Once you receive some replies to your advert, you must....Read More

 


"Writers Contest" writing activity ages 6 - 10

"Writers Contest" writing activity

In this activity, you can read lots of stories created by children or even make your own. Click on 'read stories' to have a look at what other children have submitted. Then click on 'Start Creating' to make your own story and save it. You can add a story cover as well as extra pages. Click the 'ABC' icon to add text and the paintbrush to....Read More

 


"Crazy Story machine" Activity ages 7 - 10

"Crazy Story machine" Activity

In this activity, you can make up a crazy story by filling in text boxes : a verb , the name of a room in a house, a piece of furniture, more nouns and the name of a liquid etc. Then....Read More

 


"Haiku Generator" Activity ages 7 - 11

"Haiku Generator" Activity

In this activity, you can create some Haikus (a Japanese non-rhyming poem) using the 3 drop down boxes (one for....Read More

 


"Movie Maker" writing and listening activity ages 7 - 9

"Movie Maker" writing and listening activity

In this activity, your aim is to make a scary story even scarier by changing the scenes - out of the window, the person at the door, the contents of the birthday box....Read More

 


"Power Words!" writing activity ages 7 - 8

"Power Words!" writing activity

In this activity, you must first choose a story where a scenario is given and you have some multiple choice options where you must select the best power word to finish the stories which include a meteorite crashing to earth, Captain Huggy Face about....Read More

 


"Non-fiction" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Non-fiction" writing activity

In this activity, you must make a news story, a non-fiction story and a children's book. Choose each one in turn. Then for each theme, choose the most appropriate title, text and image for that theme. There....Read More

 


"Writing Rubrics" Worksheet writing Activities ages 7 - 11

"Writing Rubrics" Worksheet writing Activities

Some great guidance notes to help you with your writing split into year groups/grades. You are shown typical requirements for getting top scores in your test papers. You are given clear 'tick box' questions to mark your written work using rubrics. There is information on personal narratives, opinion essays, research reports,....Read More

 


"The Blues Word Battle" writing activity ages 7 - 9

"The Blues Word Battle" writing activity

In this activity, you need to finish the sentence. You have a choice of two words and both words are explained for you....Read More

 


"Argument" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Argument" writing activity

In this activity, you are asked to choose a topic from a choice of four possibilities to enter a debate with an opponent. The topics are 'school holidays', 'school uniform', 'chips for school dinner' and 'no more swimming'. For each topic, you have a choice of choosing a reasoned argument. If you choose a convincing answer, then you will....Read More

 


"Comment" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Comment" writing activity

In this activity, you have 6 news stories to comment on. Choose each news story in turn and choose the most appropriate comment to explain why the news headline is not very well written. Remember, a good headline must be short, concise and....Read More

 


"Factual Writing - instructions" activity ages 7 - 11

"Factual Writing - instructions" activity

In this activity, there are four tasks and for each one you must write the instructions on how to do it! The tasks are - 'make a jam sandwich', 'make a robot', 'put up a tent' and 'put a cover on a duvet'. For each task, the steps to take are shown as multiple choice questions and you must choose the....Read More

 


"Factual Writing - leaflets" activity ages 7 - 11

"Factual Writing - leaflets" activity

In this activity, there are three leaflets to design (these are for a Birthday Party, to advertise a restaurant and an ant-litter campaign). Make sure you add the most appropriate title, pictures and accompanying text in each case to engage your audience and to give them all of the information they....Read More

 


"Story Builder" writing activity ages 7 - 10

"Story Builder" writing activity

In this activity, you are asked to make a story by rearranging the sentences and paragraphs to make the whole thing make sense. There are two levels to choose from - 'Play Easy' (three stories) or 'Play Hard' (five stories). Each time you get a wrong answer you lose a life. When you have lost all 3 lives, the....Read More

 


"Big Babies - Argument" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Big Babies - Argument" writing activity

In this activity, you learn about balanced arguments. Private Popper needs a reason to keep Teddy Bez on the shelf. The sections of an argument need to be dragged into the 5 areas on the generic template before choosing some specific items for this argument. Pick the best opening statement, the best argument for and against getting rid....Read More

 


"Big Babies - Explanation" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Big Babies - Explanation" writing activity

In this activity, you learn that keeping to the facts is the best strategy for an explanation. You need to fill in a reasoned explanation about how honey is made. Choose from facts and leave out the opinions! Then, bring it to life with words that show the time passing, choose connectives and use the correct technical language to enjoy....Read More

 


"Instructions" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Instructions" writing activity

In this fun rapping activity, you make a set of instructions to jazz up your Baby Buggy. Add the best title, introduction, ordered instructions and a conclusion. In the Revision Notes, you can learn more information about 'The end result', 'What is needed?', 'Step by step....Read More

 


"The Midnight Bride - Leaflets" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"The Midnight Bride - Leaflets" writing activity

In the first part of this activity, you learn all about how to write a leaflet by finding the best potential husband for the midnight bride by picking the one with the most appropriate answers to the leaflet questions relating to the beginning, eye catching information etc. In the second part (A child for Tea), select the best candy....Read More

 


"Big Babies - Letters" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Big Babies - Letters" writing activity

In this activity, you are shown an informal letter from Budge to Princess Gaga. Then, Budge needs to write a formal complaint letter to the biscuit company so you need to help him. Answer the questions relating to the positioning of the addresses, the opening, the introductory letter text, the main text complaint, the conclusion and the....Read More

 


"Newspapers" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Newspapers" writing activity

In the first activity, escape from the Tower by answering questions on Newspapers and how articles should be started, the start of the article, the main text and how to add interest. The second activity (Body Shock) asks you to pick the best items from the Little Red Riding Hood story using gruesome body parts! In the Revision Notes,....Read More

 


"Trapped! - Reports" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Trapped! - Reports" writing activity

In the first activity ('A Child for Tea'), you need to decide on a topic for a report and then decide how to research and plan the report. In the second activity ('Body Shock'), you need to pick a great headline, opening statement, picture, main text and conclusion using gruesome body parts. In the Revision Notes, you learn about 'Title....Read More

 


"Recounts" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Recounts" writing activity

In this activity, you help Budge make an alibi by putting a story in the correct order. Then flick coins at the correct tenses, connectives, adjectives and characterisation. In the Revision Notes, you learn about 'First Person', 'Past Tense', 'Chronological Order'....Read More

 


"Trapped! - Story Planning" writing activity ages 7 - 11

"Trapped! - Story Planning" writing activity

In this activity ('Wall of Sorrow'), you need to build the wall using the correct brick words into the 'start', 'middle' and 'end'. Check out an example of a book made from your structure after you have finished! In activity2 ('Poisoned Hollows)' pick the best words to make sense in the sentence and bring the story to life. After each....Read More

 

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