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Ministry of Education.

Creative Writing

Teacher Linda Chapman





4-5 2-3 5-6 weeks/a term/all year


Achievement Objective Being Assessed

Learning Outcomes

Poetic Writing  Write on a variety of topics, shaping ideas, using graphic organisers, journals and different genre.
   Make choices in using language and form. Publish work that has been shaped and crafted and prepared for a particular audience.


 Exploring Language  Explore choices made by favourite writers and identify and use common writing conventions. Apply these ideas to their own writing and use these language features to improve their skills.
 Thinking Critically  Draw on personal experiences and knowledge to express meanings in written text.
Show awareness of how written texts can explore relevant experiences and others' points of view.

Supporting Achievement Objective

Learning Outcomes

 Expressive Writing Write regularly, spontaneously and with ease to express personal responses different experiences and to record observations and ideas through the use of a journal.


Teacher background reading

Teaching and learning activities

Select and adapt these learning activities to best meet the needs of your students, and to fit the time available:

Begin by giving the children an exercise book and a notebook. The exercise book becomes their personal journal and the notebook a "writing ideas" book. Explain that these will be used for the duration of the unit and should be kept close for jotting down ideas.

Learning task 1

Learning task 2

Learning task 3


Assessment Task

Publication of a piece of poetic writing, selected from journal entry, that has been drafted, reworked, proof read. Share with students, prior to writing, the assessment key indicators.

assessment (RTF 9KB)
self_assessment (RTF 390KB)
self_evaluation (RTF 250KB)
English Exemplar Project: Personal Experience Writing levels 1-5


Published on: 23 May 2009