Writing Activities: Personal Narrative, Description, Explanation and Persuasive Writing

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Stuck on ideas for writing? This resource has been designed to provide complete sets of writing activities for classroom teachers in a range of genres.

This pack includes writing activities for the genres of:

  • Personal narrative
  • Description writing
  • Explanation writing
  • Persuasive writing

Each writing activities set includes:

  • A creative and engaging writing prompt (a memory, physical experience, video or idea generation activity)
  • Ideas for oral language discussion
  • A writing model (mentor text) to unpack language features and text structures
  • A writing planner specific to the text type complete with additional learning scaffolds
  • Writing frames
  • In-depth teaching notes.

All writing experiences have been tried and tested in the classroom and are suitable for Years 3-8 (Grade 3-6) with separate writing models and planners for New Zealand Curriculum Level 2 and Level 3 & 4 (Grade 3-6).

This resource contains 46 pages.

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