Writing Ideas

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Kindergarten and Year 1


  • Recounts about personal experiences
  • Label illustrations
  • Word banks
  • Simple story maps
  • Label a diagram
  • Write simple procedures for a craft construction
  • Write about a photo
  • Excursion or special day recount
  • Factual information- write 2 or 3 facts
  • Make cards
  • Writing lists related to a theme or topic
  • Write a variety of literary and factual texts- lists, messages, descriptions, recounts, rhymes, narratives, greeting cards, invitations, thank you letter, book report, items for class bulletin board, personal diary
  • Retell well known narratives and fairy tales
  • Write an advertisement for a real or imaginary product
  • Give written opinions on a familiar topic and 1 or 2 reasons to support the opinion
  • Writing invitations and letters giving a few items of information
  • Write ideas and information related to a heading
  • Narratives- retell or write an imaginary story with two or more events following narrative structure
  • Semantic webs
- list several fats about a topic under appropriate headings
- organise this information into an information report
  • Editing procedures
  • Experience story plans or drafts to provide a framework to assist students in organising information, thoughts or ideas into logical order

Year 2 to Year 6

  • Revise and revisit organisational features of all types of texts- persuasive, imaginative,
  • Compile a set of questions suitable for an interview.
  • Design a board game, eg based on a literature theme or topic being studied. Student writes an explanation of the game and a set f rules.
  • Students select a newspaper heading and writes an appropriate article
  • Flow charts or diagrams to sequence information
  • Timelines to sequence information in chronological order
  • Design personal hopscotch court or favourite game and write directions for playing it
  • Diary entry as a character from a well-known narrative
  • Write poetry, which expresses ideas and feelings or vents succinctly
  • Research- students compile autobiographical information about an author or write about an author section of a new book jacket
  • Deceptions- a familiar item or person
  • Design a wanted poster for a character
  • Design a travel brochure
  • Story maps- outlining characters, setting, plot
  • Devise a lost of questions to ask a main character in a book
  • Report- Compile a list of characteristics of a hero
  • Write a newspaper report based on the plot from a realistic fiction story. Add a suitable heading.
  • Write letters for a variety of purposes
  • Design a pamphlet
  • Editing techniques and self-correction activities
  • Provided opportunities for reinforcing visual imagery and word patterns
  • Create a storyboard- as series of drawings showing the action to take place in each frame
  • Opportunities for students to create crosswords, wonderwords and word puzzles
  • Create a map from story cues and descriptions
  • Write a synopsis from a literary or factual text.
  • Etymology of words, ie the origin of words
  • Onomatopoeia- the sound of the word echoes the meaning
  • Palindrome- a word where the letters are the same order when read forwards or backwards
  • Homophones- words that sound the same but have different meanings and spelling
  • Homographs0 words that have different meanings, are pronounced differently, but have the same spelling
  • Synonyms- words that have the same or similar meaning
  • Antonyms- opposite meanings
  • Morphemes- words that have the same base word