‘Around the World in 32 Sentences’ is a fun and interesting way to enable students to build their descriptive writing skills, whilst also developing their understanding of the world around them. Transporting students on a journey to a multitude of different settings around the world, the resources break down the daunting prospect of extended writing by providing comprehensive, informative subject matter material and differentiated challenge outcomes. This aids them in constructing a larger, more substantial piece of writing over the course of the task, based on their travels around the world!
In each of the world destinations, students are provided with ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’, and ‘Gold’ challenges, to stretch learners of all abilities. Furthermore, children who require additional support can access the task using the handy writing template and descriptive writing help-sheets, both of which are provided within the resource pack. Assessment for Learning is utilised throughout, with success criterion provided for students to peer assess both before and after the main task.
Included in this pack is:
Colourful and engaging PowerPoint, providing fantastic stimuli for writing;
Supportive step-by-step writing template;
Writing to Describe help-sheet;
Success Criteria - Peer/Self-Assessment information.
All resources are provided in both Word and PDF, in order to ensure consistency of formatting between computers, and also opportunities to edit the resources should you wish!
I have used these resources with a number of different age groups (as have many of my other teacher colleagues), however they are best suited for grades 2 to 6 students.