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Character description (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Character based literacy activities including character description activities, narrative writing ideas, worksheets, posters and templates for KS1 and KS2.

34 resources
Weird Sisters similes and personificationNew!
A scaffolding resource for writing similes and using personification  … read more
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Building Stories - a DreamWorks Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London resource
Step into story construction! Students will discover the tools  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
Merlin
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On Track English: Writing and grammar intervention
A Rising Stars resource. This step-by-step intervention unit  … read more
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Y4 | Writing transcription | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
Rising Stars
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Super-hero themed lesson activities
Every child loves superheroes! Try these creative hero-themed  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Reading word level | Writing composition
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Lion Boy – describing the circus characters
Children learn how to add adjectives to improve their descriptive  … read more
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Rewrite – Victorian workhouse adventure
A literacy activity for children to improve a story by using  … read more
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Tuesday by David Wiesner – write a character description
Children learn to write a character description inspired by the  … read more
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Success criteria for character descriptions
A resource to help teachers develop their children's sentence  … read more
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The Christmasaurus - Penguin schools resource
Forget everything you thought you knew about the North Pole...  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
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Character Portrait - Florence Nightingale
Follow the steps to see how a character portrait is constructed.  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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Terry Pratchett Lesson Plans - Penguin Schools resource collections
Explore the elements of story writing through two of Terry Pratchett's  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition
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The BFG - Penguin schools resource
A phizz-whizzing teaching pack to accompany Roald Dahl's wonderful  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing transcription | Writing composition
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Noun phrases – Beatrix Potter characters
An introduction to noun phrases through the work of Beatrix Potter.  … read more
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Getting a sense of events – Little Red Riding Hood
Taking a single event from the story and focusing on how an individual  … read more
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Narrative writing dice – characters
A versatile differentiated set of dice designed to prompt children  … read more
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Are you a hero, a villain or a sidekick?
A fun interactive Choices activity which gives your class the  … read more
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Character life story
Create a simple life profile of a character. Children are asked  … read more
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Portrait gallery
Describe each character using words from the word bank, then  … read more
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Characters' thoughts: Snow white
Read the thought bubbles. Can you match the thought to the correct  … read more
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The Angel of Nitshill School resource pack
Discuss bullying, complete profiles on the main characters, use  … read more
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Y4 | Writing composition
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Cartoon time!
Observe and discuss the children's response to a cartoon. The  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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Guess who?
Guess who? Can you find out which character the child is describing?  … read more
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Y1 | Writing composition
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All in a word
This resource requires the children to think about imagery and  … read more
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Y6 | Writing composition
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Stepmother's feelings!
A fun grid for children to complete from the point of view of  … read more
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Character prompt sheet
A useful prompt sheet when planning a story.  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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Wolf stories
This PowerPoint provides prompts and supports pupils in investigating  … read more
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Wanted poster
Write about a fictional character to create a 'wanted poster'  … read more
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My pirate character
A useful word bank and writing frame for describing a pirate  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Pirates
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Visitor from space
Brainstorm your ideas based upon a visitor arriving from outer  … read more
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Y1 | Writing composition
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Wanted: fairy tale character
Wanted poster. Draw and describe your fairy tale character.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition
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Describe Cinderella
A lovely worksheet where words can be selected to describe a  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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Character sketch and wanted poster
Create a profile for a character and then use it to write a character  … read more
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Comparing Cinderella characters
A lovely worksheet for drawing and choosing adjectives to describe  … read more
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Writing a character sketch
Activities, adjectives and sketch outline. A useful resource.  … read more
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