English – Reading and Writing Non-Fiction

J Perkins
St Alban’s C of E Primary School. 4.9.14
• Tour of the school
• The non-fiction genres
• Using inspiring themes
• Creating a stimulating environment
• Reading into writing
• Planning for writing
• A teaching sequence
• A “pop-up” workshop!
Record examples of non-fiction
genres across all school
• To surround our children with good quality
• Encourage them to be independent and
critical in their learning.
• Show them excellent models of good
• Have high expectations of written
How many can you name?
• Recount
• Non chronological report
• Instructions
• Explanations
• Persuasion
• Discussion
•Can you match each nonfiction genre to it’s purpose
and a possible writing
frame to provide structure?
Where do you
• Choose themes carefully to reflect the
interests of both boys and girls.
• Use inspiring stimulus which could
makes links to popular culture or visual
• www.futureshort.com – The Black hole
• David Attenborough’s Life Series DVD
• www.meetthecreature.co.uk
• TES website - Share 37, 735 free teaching
resources and lesson plans.
• Deadly 60 – BBC- schools-Teachers-Live “n”deadly- Teachers pack
• www.imaginative- enquiry.co.uk/planning/units
• Display the features of the genre and present
• Ensure the children have access to good
quality texts which clearly model the genre.
• Create a “writing area” where the children
can choose to go and write for themselves.
• Especially in KS1 , link your role play to the
genre with examples of texts to read and
opportunities for writing.
Features of the genre displayed
Stimulating reading area
Links to genre in role play with opportunities for
reading and writing.
• Ensure there are a number of suitable texts and text
extracts with which to model features.
• Use differentiated guided reading books to reinforce
features of genre.
• Read aloud non-fiction books as you would
extended stories to inspire and enthuse the children
to want to read the books themselves.
• Ensure a range of texts are available in your reading
area ,including those made by children and displayed
Jam sandwich disasters!
Revision of features
Reinforce prior learning
Independent work
•Presenting with……
Pop ups!