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10+ English exam narrative writing based on an image: 'Countryside scene' themed narrative writing exam practice pack

How do younger year 5 and 6 students improve their timed creative writing? Vary vocabulary? Access good sample responses? Get inspired? This is a great and varied pack for 10+ exam preparation which helps students add colour, creativity and variety to their compositions. This pack has a clear creative writing task and an interesting stimulus picture which is bound to fire the enthusiasm of younger writers. It also has a detailed supporting guide to help students break down the task, plan their work, plus tips on how to interpret an exam picture, select key areas for their story and plan up each narrative stage.

Included in this pack are:

  • A useful PowerPoint film to remind students of the differences between narrative and descriptive writing and the key skills they need to excel in it.?
  • A question paper with an accompanying picture students need to include in their story, plus supporting tips and suggestions to help students break down the task.
  • A suggested plan for a complex image, suggesting which areas to focus on and incorporate into the story.
  • A sample student response to the narrative writing task, followed by a detailed list of points explaining why the sample response scored highly. Detailed references are made to specific creative writing techniques on show in the sample answer; these are all features which examiners hope to see in top band work.

Sample images (click to enlarge)

Sample Picture

Sample Picture

Creative task based on image with planning support guide.pdf (223 KB)
Sample student creative composition response with suporting guide.pdf (259 KB)

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