Non-Fiction

Non- Fiction Teaching Resources KS2 and KS3

17th August 2020

A handy list of free resources and worksheets to support teaching non-fiction and persuasive writing to KS2 and KS3 students.

Non- Fiction Teaching Resources KS2 and KS3

Journalistic Writing

Junior Journalist Guide – helps students learn and improve reporting skills, interview techniques, headline tricks and lots more with this comprehensive guide

Features of a Newspaper Report KS2 – to help students understand a newspaper’s structure and identify the key characteristics of a newspaper report

Features of a Newspaper Report Terminology Cards – an activity where pupils identify the features of a newspaper report by matching up the title with the description

What’s on the Front Page of a Newspaper – to help your pupils understand the features of the front page of a newspaper

What’s in a Newspaper Interview – help your KS2 students identify the key characteristics of a newspaper interview

Journalistic Words and Phrases KS2 – sentence openers and other journalistic words and phrase to share with your class

Newspaper Vocabulary Activity – an activity to help students recognise which sentence openers you might find in a newspaper and those you would not

Newspaper Section Cards – laminate these cards and cut them out. You can use these to give children different sections of First News to review.

Section Sleuth Activity – an activity that tasks students with identifying which sections of First News each news story could feature in and why

Blank Newspaper Front Cover – a front cover template for students to create their own front covers with what they have learnt

Useful Alternative to ‘Said’ – a handy worksheet detailing some alternatives to using ‘said’ when reporting speech with examples

The Inverted Pyramid – use this handy worksheet to explain about the style of writing applied in newspaper articles

Guide to Starting a School Newspaper – a handy guide to starting a student-led school newspaper

Editorial Team Meeting Activity

Debating & Persuasive Writing

Classroom Debate Rulesensure a classroom debate is a successful learning experience with this handy print out

Building a Strong Argument – help pupils structure a persuasive text and develop logical arguments with this handy worksheet

25 Debate Topics for KS2 – 25 fun and topical debate topics to inspire inquisitive minds at primary school

25 Debate Topics for KS3 – 25 fun and topical debate topics to inspire dynamic debates at secondary school

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