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Creative writing activities for upper primary

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Creative writing
Programme: 50 Word Fiction, Reading Schools, Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour
Language: English
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

The activities in this resource are designed to use a favourite author as a starting point for individual, paired and group work. Activities include:

Note: Kamishibai is a Japanese storytelling technique.

Top tips for writing

In the video below, Scottish author Alastair Chisholm gives tips and ideas for creative writing. Alastair gives his top tips for planning a written piece, as well as story and world building. This would be a great video to share with a class before starting on a creative writing project.

Video Alastair Chisholm shares his top tips for creative writing

Find out more about creative writing for schools(this link will open in a new window).