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Talk for Writing Home-school booklets

Talk for Writing have produced a series of Home-school booklets, filled with creative activities.

The latest Year 6 booklet entitled 'The Gadgets workbook' contains:

An introduction to films & books about spies;

Spy codes to crack;

Persuasive writing - creating a state-of-the-art gadget for a spy and persuading a reader to buy one;

A vocabulary activity;

Games to play;

Grammar and sentence work

and finally, 'Planning and designing your own gadget'!

Year 6 Talk for Writing - 'Gadgets'

The latest Year 5 Home-school booklet entitled 'One-Chance' includes:

A series of activities based around the theme of 'Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it...'.

You will consider what you would wish for if you had just one chance to make a wish;

A creative activity 'The Mirror of Wishes' & then 'The Mirror of Despair';

A reading response activity;

A vocabulary section;

Grammar and sentence work;

Discussion on characterisation and mood in the story you have read;

A clear planning framework to support your writing of your own wishing story.

Year 5 Talk for Writing - One Chance

Ideas for writing:

  • Book review about your favourite book
  • Daily diary of what you have been doing during school closure
  • Fact file about your favourite author
  • Newspaper article about recent events 
  • Create your own story
  • Write a poem
  • Write a hand written letter to someone