Childhood Education

Creative Writing

Creative Writing


  • Childhood Education


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Key Objectives

  • To be able to write imaginative descriptions
  • Pupils develop more confidence in writing creatively.
  • Develop core skills required in the GCSE English Language paper 1, section B (40 marks = nearly 50% of overall mark) which will ia enable pupils to secure a higher grade at GCSE
  • The course includes

  • 2 lessons per week, each lesson would be 2 hours long with a 10 minute break
  • Course Schedule

    Schedule UTC+001
    Monday4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


    This course is designed to motivate and encourage pupils to write creatively for pleasure and enjoyment. It simultaneously enables pupils to develop core skills required for the AQA Language Paper 1, section B (descriptive and narrative writing).

    Lesson 1

    Ice breakers activity – getting to know each other.

    Any pupils who enjoy reading for pleasure?? What is it that makes it enjoyable for you? Escapism? Does it transport you to another world? Stress reliever?

    Explain that a creative writing task also forms a big chunk (50%) of their overall GCSE grade.

    Teacher to explain what is meant by descriptive and narrative writing. Pupils will write their own description or narrative piece. They will be put at ease and teacher will explain that it will not be graded, and it will simply serve as a comparison to another description that they will write at the end of the course. It will be used as a before and after exercise to measure progress.

    Lesson 2

    Teacher to read a description without revealing the image, pupils describe what they can visualise. Teacher to reveal image. Is image similar/different to what pupils imagined?  Highlight and discuss which words used by the writer had the greatest impact in creating these images in the reader’s mind.

    Create a list together as a class of all the literary devices used by the writer this then becomes a success criterion for their own descriptive writing. and stories and will be given feedback using GCSE mark scheme.

    Lesson 3

    Explore the idea of a writer’s tool kit. Identify different literary devices and give own examples.  Pupils add to their Writer’s tool kit.  Teacher to demonstrate this concept by using analogy of a plumber/joiner who has different tools to assemble things, eg spanner, screws,  hammer. In the same way a writer uses different literary devices such as simile, metaphor adjectives to create images in the reader’s mind.

    Lesson 4

    1. Pupils to analyse a level 4 description previously written by teacher
    2. Identify and highlight literary devices used.
    3. Label literary device
    4. Analyse the effect of the literary device on the reader.

    Whole group discussion of what makes it a good description.

    Lesson 5

    Pupils are given a table to complete. In the last column pupils write their own example of the given literary device. Give feedback as a class. Other group members comment on the effect the examples had on them as a reader.

    Lesson 6

    As a group, together with the teacher’s guidance, pupils write a description using a prompt. Teacher to use ‘think aloud’ method and articulate thought process behind what she is writing.  Description will be edited and amended accordingly.

    Lesson 7

    Pupils given the opportunity to write a description using a given image. They will be encouraged to apply everything they have learnt on the course. This piece will be marked using GCSE mark scheme and will be compared to the initial piece written in the first lesson.


    • A variety of images with accompanying written descriptions, word mats, writing frames, online thesaurus.
    • Use GCSE Language paper 1, section B mark scheme


    Asma Patel

    Asma Patel

    4.5 (110 ratings)

    30 Courses • 525,181 students
    PGCE, Manchester Metropolitan University - 2019, Bachelor of Education in English and Education Studies, Bolton, Greater Manchester. Graduated: -July 2010. Asma is dedicated and highly experienced English teacher with over a decade of proven success in fostering a positive learning environment and facilitating the intellectual and social development of students. Asma has a deep passion for teaching, strong communication skills, and comprehensive knowledge of English literature to contribute to the academic growth of students.

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