Free resources

To help your pupils create the very best pieces of work they can for your We Are Writers book, we’ve collected together some of our top literacy resources as well as some handy downloads to make creating and selling your book even easier.

We Are Writers poster – generic

Put this poster up in school to let everyone know your book has arrived.

Download ‘We Are Writers poster – generic’

Certificate

Award a certificate to every child who contributed to your school’s book!

Download ‘Certificate’

Story starter poster

Use this beautifully illustrated poster as a stimulus for story writing.

Download ‘Story starter poster’

Every picture tells a story

Use these three thought-provoking images to engage children with creative writing.

Download ‘Every picture tells a story’

Horrid Henry Story Starters

Use these Horrid Henry themed ideas to inspire your pupils to write.

Ages 4 to 7 years.

Download ‘Horrid Henry Story Starters’

Story starters

Nine short story openings with linking activities, to help children unleash their imaginations and develop their creativity!

Ages 4 to 7 years.

Download ‘Story starters’

Story planner

This useful activity sheet helps your class to plan a story before writing it.

Ages 5 to 7 years.

Download ‘Story planner’

The who, where, when, what, why and how of story writing

This worksheet can be used in analysing and planning the key elements that make up a story.

Ages 7 to 9 years.

Download ‘The who, where, when, what, why and how of story writing’

Telling a good story

This activity sheet can be used to evaluate and give feedback on a class mate’s storytelling performance.

Ages 7 to 9 years.

Download ‘Telling a good story’

A Roman soldier’s sweetheart

A worksheet activity in which children write a rhyming couplet from a Roman soldier’s sweetheart.

Ages 7 to 9 years.

Download ‘A Roman soldier’s sweetheart’

On the way to school

Use this photocopiable poetry frame to write a poem titled ‘On the way to school’ using similes.

Ages 7 to 9 years.

Download ‘On the way to school’

Family rap

Use this poetry frame to create a poem in the form of a rap about your family.

Ages 9 to 11 years.

Download ‘Family rap’

These are a few of my favourite things

A story frame to use in planning a story about a treasured possession.

Ages 9 to 11 years.

Download ‘These are a few of my favourite things’

How to tell a traditional tale

Use this photocopiable in work on storytelling, to identify and prepare the key parts of the story to be told.

Ages 9 to 11 years.

Download ‘How to tell a traditional tale’

Planet poetry

Use this activity sheet to write a poem based on research about the solar system, describing the Moon or another planet.

Ages 9 to 11 years.

Download ‘Planet poetry’