Here you will find schemes of work and resources useful for KS3.

Key Stage 3

Analytical Writing

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This lesson focuses on developing a good, analytical paragraph that removes the limit of explicit writing frames such as PEE.

Key Stage 3

Blackout Poetry

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This short lesson makes a perfect starter for KS3 that encourages them to consider words, their relationships and effects. The download includes a PowerPoint and 2 extracts (one from Life of Pi and one about Autumn). Follow the slides and create some beautiful signature poems!

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This simple worksheet will help your students to plot out their own ideas before writing a story.

£2.45

This 3 week scheme covers key aspects of creative writing with reference to the GCSE Language Paper 1.

Key Stage 3

Letter Writing

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This one off lesson would be good for lower ability KS3. It lays out the structure of a letter and builds to writing their own.

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This unit looks at literature from The Bible to the 2017 New York Times. Covering both fiction and non-fiction, this scheme references many GCSE texts.

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This 12 lesson scheme of work focuses on the production of technically accurate and interesting performance poetry. It will work well alongside other schemes of poetry study and is a good introduction to the purpose behind some GCSE poet’s choices

£6.95

This comprehensive scheme has a creative writing assessment focus. It features 24 lessons, including dedicated context and creative writing lessons, as well as a homework task sheet and a final assessment.

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Following the GCSE style carousel lessons, this 1 lesson introduction to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas explores the origins of the Holocaust through source based questioning.

£0.90

This one sheet homework tracker is editable so you can add your own homework policy. There are a combination of visual, writing and speaking tasks, plus further research tasks.

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This interactive descriptive writing lesson is perfect for Key Stage 3 and 4. This lesson will take around an hour and is focused on developing students’ vocabulary and structuring of descriptive writing. This pack includes a PowerPoint, a set of descriptive writing images, a structure strip and a peer assessment sheet.