Lively, student-friendly project packs with over 10 worksheets and handouts to use in class or as homework. Guide your class through an engaging scenario as they work towards creating their own meaningful independent writing.
Assuming roles from astronaut to secret service official, students gain valuable experience in writing for a range of purposes and audiences across fiction and non-fiction. With a clear focus on the new 2014 National Curriculum, your class will be completely prepared for the writing demands of GCSE English.
Interlinking activities with a continuous theme
- Appealing, relevant tasks based on modern media to captivate students
- Ideal blend of independent, pair and group work
- Heaps of extension tasks to challenge your high-fliers
Student support throughout
- Confidence-building preparation questions to aid the all-important planning process
- Activities to support every learner type – mind maps, presentations, role plays…
- Packed with checklists to keep students on track – great for AFL and quick marking
- Structured with example texts and sample activity answers for inspiration
- Plus handy tips and essential guidance on SPaG
Planet Sapphire for Year 7
Embark on a mission to save planet Earth with a series of 12 entertaining creative writing tasks, including an instruction manual for aliens and an interview with expedition members. The writing form and skills used are signposted for each activity, so you can be sure every technique is covered. Includes full example answers and clear and accessible language analysis.
Space Flight for Year 8
Take your students on a realistic journey into space with 11 creative writing tasks including pre-flight diary entries, space rocket design briefs and recipes for space food. Suitable for all abilities – helpful writing frames and planning sheets for students looking for more support and 8 end-of-pack extension tasks for those aiming higher. Includes end-of-pack self-assessment – great for identifying strengths and weaknesses.
Planet Sapphire (Year 7)
‘A super resource! A pick-up and teach job. The pupils would love this, they would be able to write in an enthusiastic way because of the engaging nature of the wide variety of tasks. It matches the requirements of the national curriculum beautifully and enables students to work through the DFE checklist of what they should be able to do by year 7 in an interesting fashion, rather than just completing a series of dry grammar and mechanics activities. Learning by stealth!’ K Chanter, Teacher of English, Independent Reviewer
Space Flight (Year 8)
‘This is an interesting topic and one which I feel Year 8 students of both genders would be interested in. The writing frames are very useful and there is a diverse range of writing activities. The essential skills are all practised and students would have the chance to develop their writing for different purposes and audiences.’ P Upton, Head of English, Independent Reviewer
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