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  1. Custom Set
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'Character Prompts - Giant'

    Character Prompts - Giant

    With this Custom Set, pupils build a simple profile of a traditional story character (a giant) by responding to prompt questions about the character's appearance, actions, feelings and dialogue.

    On the start page, click on the speaker buttons to hear the prompt questions. On the activity page, click on the questions to open word banks. Work collaboratively to add words which answer the questions (shift-click in a cell to add text). When the word banks have been populated, go to the writing page by clicking on the write button. Click on the words pop-up button and use the sentence starters and words to write about the character. Move through the pop-ups using the arrow buttons.

    For other Clicker resources on the topic, search for descriptive writing or traditional stories on LearningGrids.

    For ages 6 to 8
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: April 11, 2018
  2. Custom Set
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'Character Prompts - Witch'

    Character Prompts - Witch

    With this Custom Set, pupils build a simple profile of a traditional story character (a witch) by responding to prompt questions about the character's appearance, actions, feelings and dialogue.

    On the start page, click on the speaker buttons to hear the prompt questions. On the activity page, click on the questions to open word banks. Work collaboratively to add words which answer the questions (shift-click in a cell to add text). When the word banks have been populated, go to the writing page by clicking on the write button. Click on the words pop-up button and use the sentence starters and words to write about the character. Move through the pop-ups using the arrow buttons.

    For other Clicker resources on the topic, search for descriptive writing or traditional stories on LearningGrids.

    For ages 6 to 8
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: April 11, 2018
  3. Custom Set
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'Character Prompts - Wolf'

    Character Prompts - Wolf

    With this Custom Set, pupils build a simple profile of a traditional story character (a wolf) by responding to prompt questions about the character's appearance, actions, feelings and dialogue.

    On the start page, click on the speaker buttons to hear the prompt questions. On the activity page, click on the questions to open word banks. Work collaboratively to add words which answer the questions (shift-click in a cell to add text). When the word banks have been populated, go to the writing page by clicking on the write button. Click on the words pop-up button and use the sentence starters and words to write about the character. Move through the pop-ups using the arrow buttons.

    For other Clicker resources on the topic, search for descriptive writing or traditional stories on LearningGrids.

    For ages 6 to 8
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: April 11, 2018
  4. Custom Set
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'Character Prompts Template'

    Character Prompts Template

    With this Custom Set, pupils build a simple profile of a chosen story character by responding to prompt questions about the character's appearance, actions, feelings and dialogue.

    On the start page, click on the photo or paint buttons to take a photo or paint a picture of the chosen character. Add the character's name as a title (shift-click in the cell to add text). Click on the speaker buttons to hear the prompt questions. On the activity page, click on the questions to open word banks. Work collaboratively to add words which answer the questions (shift-click in a cell to add text). When the word banks have been populated, go to the writing page by clicking on the write button. Click on the words pop-up button and use the sentence starters and words to write about the character. Move through the pop-ups using the arrow buttons.

    For other Clicker resources on the topic, search for descriptive writing on LearningGrids.

    For ages 6 to 8
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: April 11, 2018
  5. Connect Set
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'Spring Poem'

    Spring Poem

    With this Connect Set, pupils write a spring-themed poem.

    The vocabulary is arranged on two tabs – Starters and Endings. Pupils choose an opening starter line and then pick from groups of adjectives, nouns and verbs to create descriptive phrases and lines for the poem.

    Search for spring or seasons on LearningGrids for other resources on this topic.

    For ages 5 to 7
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: April 3, 2018
  6. Word Bank
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'Spring Description'

    Spring Description

    This Word Bank supports creative writing about the season of spring. The set contains banks of adjectives, nouns, verbs and prepositions.

    Pupils can select words from the banks to create a free verse poem or descriptive text.

    Search for spring or seasons on LearningGrids for other resources on this topic.

    For ages 6 to 8
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: April 3, 2018
  7. Clicker Book
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'A Winter Day - Make a Book'

    A Winter Day - Make a Book

    With this Clicker Book, pupils create their own book of descriptions of a range of wintry day settings. The settings offered are: garden, street, playground and countryside.

    To create the book, go to Edit View. The set contains word banks for support, offering nouns, verbs, adjectives and simile suggestions to describe each scene. On each page, click/tap on the picture and text boxes and choose the options from the toolbar to add content.

    Search for winter or seasons on LearningGrids for other resources on this topic.

    For ages 7 to 9
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: February 16, 2018
  8. Connect Set
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'A Snowy Day'

    A Snowy Day

    With this Connect Set, pupils write about a snowy day.

    On each grid, they use sentence starters, adjectives and nouns to create descriptive sentences. The grids focus on a range of snowy day themes, including clothes, garden, sledge and snowman.

    For other Clicker resources on the topic, search for winter on LearningGrids.

    For ages 5 to 7
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: February 16, 2018
  9. Word Bank
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'Christmas Haiku'

    Christmas Haiku

    This Word Bank supports writing a haiku about Christmas.

    The words are arranged under the following headings: 1-syllable Words, 2-syllable Words and 3-syllable Words.

    For other Clicker resources on the topic, search for Christmas or haiku on LearningGrids.

    For ages 9 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: December 7, 2017
  10. Word Bank
    Screenshot from the learning activity 'Powerful Colour Words'

    Powerful Colour Words

    This Word Bank offers alternative names for common colour words to encourage the use of powerful descriptive language in pupils' general writing.

    The set contains eleven tabs, one for each of the common colours.

    For related resources, search for colours on LearningGrids.

    For ages 6 to 9
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: November 16, 2017
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