How to Dazzle at Writing

The activities in How to Dazzle at Writing concentrate on composing skills. They help Key Stage 3 (KS3) pupils with Special Needs to write in different genres, from letters and reports to song lyrics, stories and poetry.

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The 42 photocopiable sheets in How to Dazzle at Writing use simple language, lively illustrations and adolescent-friendly activities to encourage pupils to develop their writing skills.

Each activity includes stimulus material to set the scene and where necessary provides an example of the genre. The activities include:

  • planning and writing stories
  • making notes
  • devising characters
  • explaining the meaning of words to people who don’t know them
  • making lists
  • writing letters
  • writing reviews of videos, films and books
  • writing poems
  • writing the lyrics for a song

“I have used them (How to Dazzle at English series) with my bottom set Year 8 group and they love them. The spelling and grammar are excellent and have them asking for more (a very rare occurrence).” Jenny Nutt – Subject Leader of English

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