How to use language for effect

Word choices can bring your characters and settings to life. Learn how to use language for effect with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

How to use structure for effect

Writers shape their stories in order to create an emotional response in the reader. Learn how to use structure for effect with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

How to draft your writing

Practice makes perfect and creating a draft is your first step towards a great story. Learn how to draft your writing with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

How to engage the reader in the opening paragraph

Your story's first lines should grab the reader's attention. Learn how to engage the reader in the opening paragraph with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.

How to use linguistic devices in your writing

Similes and metaphors add flavour to your fiction by making evocative, sometimes surprising comparisons. Learn how to use linguistic devices with BBC Bitesize KS3 English.