Creative thinking posters for literacy

Use our posters to inspire creative writing

Our set of four creative thinking posters are full of inspiration for creative writing exercises and games. They'll look good on the walls and be a fantastic starting point to your English lessons.

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Literacy across the curriculum posters
 

£3.75 for Teachit Primary subscribers and key contributors

£5.00 for free members and non-members

 
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The technicalities
  • dimensions: 500 x 707 mm (B2)
  • high quality (200 gsm) silk poster paper
  • shipped in strong cardboard tubes
  • postage and packing from £4.96

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Want more than one set? We offer discounts if you buy more than one set of posters.

Creative writing ideas

What am I?

Use the poster as a freeze-framed image. Ask the children to imagine what has happened just before this moment: Who was there? What did they say? What were they doing? Then take a step forward in time. What do they predict will happen next? This is a really good discussion activity that requires them to use the poster as a source of evidence, just like the police looking for clues after an event!

 

Senses trail poem

Encourage the children to create a descriptive trail using their five senses. What can they see, hear, touch, smell and taste? Begin with a single noun for each before adding adjectives one at a time to create a simple descriptive poem. Here's one we made earlier:

A sense of summer
Towering tall trees
Softly chirping birds
Crisp sharp grass
Fragrant fresh flowers
Steaming hot tea

 

Freeze frame the image

A simple but fun activity to help children get to grips with closed questions. Ask a child to select an object from the poster. The rest of the class then ask questions (to which the answer can only be ‘yes’ or ‘no’) until they can guess the object. This requires really thinking about how to pose the question to obtain the required information!

 

Building a character

Use the ‘talk for writing’ technique of character building to create as full a picture of a character as possible. Children work in pairs and each is asked to consider who might live/be here.  Each partner questions the other about their character: What’s their name? What do they like doing? Who is in their family? The challenge is to try to justify your answers using clues from the poster.

 

More teaching ideas

Use our English teaching ideas for more ways to use these posters in the classroom.

Maths posters

Like the idea of using posters to kick-start writing activities? We've also got a set of creative thinking posters for maths to help your students with their number skills.

You can also order both English and Maths posters in a compete set of 8 creative thinking posters.

 

 

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