Resource Description

These pages practice writing for different purposes, using animal themes.

In the first task, the child is asked to read an interview with a cat and a dog. They then write their own interview with a chosen animal, imagining what the animal would say if it could talk like a human.

In the second task, the child reads some letters written to Raj, the local vet. They should use their imagination to complete the replies. He or she then writes their own letter to Raj about a problem that a chosen pet has.

The third task highlights how instructions use imperatives like ‘use’ to start sentences. The child adds further sentences starting with ‘bossy’ verbs.

In the fourth and fifth task, the child must use his or her imagination to make a persuasive advert for a yummy dog treat, using persuasive words. Then, they should write a more detailed paragraph about a ‘wacky’ invention for a pet product they have invented, explaining how to use it. A series of questions helps the child structure his or her work.

This theme could be developed over several lessons. It would be excellent for homework handouts.

This resource is featured in the book ‘We Love Animals: Get Going With Creative Writing’ series.

This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers.

Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story.
The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts.

The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary – looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs.

This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take examinations. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.

23 pages

Watch the video below, for a sneak peek at this fantastic series…

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