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Structuring plots and planning (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Improve children's plotting and planning skills with our story writing planning templates, guided story openings and resources exploring story structure and story settings.

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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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Creative story writing
Children create their own story by choosing their own who, what,  … read more
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Planning a story
A story planning guide broken down into simple steps. The children  … read more
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Planning a story – Victorian chimney sweep
Children plan and write a story about life for an imagined Victorian  … read more
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Success criteria for adventure stories
A success criteria menu to support children in writing an exciting  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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The Runaway Train – planning a new story
Children read and plan the key elements of 'The Runaway Train'  … read more
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Story writing prompt
A story opener to inspire an extended piece of writing. Includes  … read more
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Blank storyboard
An eight box storyboard template with space for pictures and  … read more
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Story boxes - creating stories
This resource includes interactive ideas to help years 1 and  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Spoken language | 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
Penguin schools
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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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Cross curricular writing – fiction
A set of teaching ideas and tips looking at writing stories using  … read more
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'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jefferies – book based ideas
A collection of teaching ideas including aspects of grammar and  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
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Sequencing events of Little Red Riding Hood
A simple activity to order the events of this well known story.  … read more
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Gang rules – story planning
I dare you to open this resource! A story planning frame scaffolding  … read more
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Fairy tale writing (with a twist!)
Examples of different and unusual techniques to start a fairy  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition
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Comic strip template
Follow our top tips to create a comic strip to illustrate the  … read more
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Story mountain - Little Red Riding Hood
Children sequence the events from this well known story by placing  … read more
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The abandoned house
Everything you need to write the perfect ghost story. This resource  … read more
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The hungry wolf
Writing from an alternative viewpoint. A simple story plan to  … read more
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Goodies and baddies - conflicts and resolutions
What will happen in your story? An introductory lesson activity  … read more
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The overgrown garden
Look at the picture and create ideas of what might happen in  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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The fly-away kite
Look at the pictures and discuss in a group how the story could  … read more
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Y1 | Writing composition
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Story maker
Cut out the picture cards and choose three cards plus a 'wild  … read more
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Y4 | Writing composition
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I dare you!
A PowerPoint visual 'journey' based on a dare to go alone through  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition
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Create a fable
Step by step instructions on how to write a fable.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition
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The big pancake
Where did the pancake go? Follow the story map and use the word  … read more
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Y1 | Writing composition
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David's new school
How does it feel to move to a new school? Draw the pictures and  … read more
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F | Writing composition
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Collecting ideas for a story
A useful worksheet which encourages children to jot down ideas  … read more
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Y3 | Writing composition
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In the Garden - a story map
Read the words, label the picture and create a story map. What  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition
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Little Red Riding Hood - my version
A super chart for using the structure of Little Red Riding Hood  … read more
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Story openings
A useful PowerPoint resource of story openings for discussion  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition
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My bear hunt
Write a simple story using the picture prompts and interactive  … read more
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Planning a fairy tale
A useful prompt sheet to use or display when studying a unit  … read more
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Reviewing the story
A detailed writing frame for reviewing a story.  … read more
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Grandma's broom
A super starting point for writing an extended story entitled  … read more
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Gang rules ok?
Story planning, punctuation exercise, discussion cards and a  … read more
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Essential story planning sheet
A portrait version of this popular resource, with an additional  … read more
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Planning a ghost story
A spooky planning flow chart with boxes to fill in. The original  … read more
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Say what you see
A lovely resource using Lowry paintings as a starting point for  … read more
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Story openings – dialogue, action or description
A worksheet of examples of story openings and pictures to inspire  … read more
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My hero
A useful step by step guide to planning a quest story whereby  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition
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Blank story writing grid
A useful blank story writing grid for children to draw a picture  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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Story planner
A useful story board for children to use to plan their story.  … read more
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