“Students write texts to record and communicate thoughts, ideas, and information for a variety of personal, social and instructional purposes.” Literacy Learning Progressions. Ministry of Education NZL.
WRITING resources include Language, Literacy and Literature content. The resources are grouped into THE PROCESS, TEXT STRUCTURE, LANGUAGE FEATURES, WRITING PROMPTS, and LITERATURE.
Student learning is engaged through a variety of activities: visual writing prompts, inquiry-based writing and higher order thinking challenges. Learning progressions and management ideas are included in the resources.
PREMIUM RESOURCE | An excellent resource to begin the school year. Students can research their zodiac sign and get to know one another through social and thinking interaction while completing their Inquiry-based Learning. The astrological signs can be linked with science topics. The resource also provides a colourful classroom display.
Three graphic organisers to help the student to plan their character descriptive writing. The character sudy might be a person from their personal life or a response to a character from narrative reading.
PREMIUM RESOURCE | Get your class started on a positive note with this awesome Zodiac Signs Bundle. The bundle gives a complete study on the twelve zodiac signs and their character traits. Excellent vocabulary development and a creative way to explore personalities through reading and writing. A first-rate resource for Inquiry-based Learning.
The resource features page borders of the twelve Chinese Zodiac Signs and a Chinese New Year poster. A great resource for writing or drawing. Each sign has a duplicate page- one blank and one with the title of the Animal of the Year.
PREMIUM RESOURCE | The resource includes a set of eleven Writing Prompt cartoon images to inspire students to write poetry and imaginative stories. Narrative, Poetry and Acrostic poem text structures are included together with graphic organisers and ten acrostic poem templates. A writing prompt poster Use your imagination and experience to write may be used as a prompt to introduce the writing session
Sixteen writing goals for early writers. These may be used as current learning progression goals, next step or achievement goals. An example Writing Goal Board and writing goal list is included in the resource.
Fourteen writing goals for fluent writers. These may be used as current learning progression goals, next step or achievement goals. An example Writing Goal Board and writing goal list is included in the resource.
Writing learning goals and success criteria charts for fluent writers to independently monitor their learning. The resource has a concluding chart with a self -reflection evaluation How well did I do ? (REVISED)
Seven visual writing prompt images with a focus on opinion. The students are prompted to write an exposition (argument) giving their opinion. These writing prompts links with Exposition Writing | text structure, graphic organiser, learning goals and self-reflection resources.
Seven animal photographs with speech bubbles. Students fill in the speech bubbles to show only the words the animal said. A follow up activity might be to rewrite the captions in direct speech form with punctuation.
This colourful resource outlines the steps in the writing process. The charts include: purpose, audience, planning, writing, editing, proofreading, sharing, publishing and presentation. An A4 portrait layout.