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This week I came down with some lovely coronavirus symptoms, which means I’ve had the kids at home since Wednesday. I’m seeing it as a chance to spend some time with them, while doing some ‘kind of’ educational stuff too.

As you know, getting kids into reading and writing is a bit of an obsession for me. If you’re at home with the young ‘uns, and looking for some writing-based activities to get stuck into, here are some handy resources.

Good online resources for creative writing

BBC

The BBC has some nice resources – this link is good for secondary school students.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cFblmx455TD6SJ4hNWhQnw/creative-writing-resources

They’ve also got some terrific stuff on their Bitesize website for younger kids.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn

 

TES

When I was a teacher, I relied heavily on the fabulous TES site for resource-inspiration. It’s well worth browsing through.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/primary-english-creative-writing

 

Teachit

TeachIt seem to be offering their downloadable teaching packs for free during the coronavirus pandemic. Have a browse and see what you find!

https://www.teachitenglish.co.uk/creative-writing

 

Scholastic

Scholastic are on board with supporting parents during this situation, and have some terrific free resources on their site.

https://writers.scholastic.co.uk/free-resources

 

Penguin (Puffin)

There are some lovely videos and resources on the Puffin site, with some created by top children’s authors.

https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/resource-tags/creative-writing/