Creative Writing Teaching Resources
Everyone has a story to tell and sharing it can be a source of pleasure and power.
Inspire your pupils and help them sharpen their skills with this collection of primary and secondary teaching resources.
These resources might be used to celebrate National Writing Day on Wednesday, 23 June 2021.
A series of short films for primary schools exploring creativity in art and design and creative writing.
Super Movers KS1 English Collection
Song and movement routines covering Grammar Rules, Prefixes and Suffixes, the Alphabet and more!
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 1 for 5-7 year-olds
Rhys Stephenson and Mr Smith explore the book Simon Sock by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra and learn about using capital letters, discuss what makes a good friend and write about their own hobbies.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 1 for 7-11 year-olds
Chris Johnson and Mrs Vee from Bitesize Daily explore the damage that plastic is causing to the environment and learn how to write a slogan, explore different styles and forms of writing, and create a poster about tackling plastic waste.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 2 for 7-11 year-olds
Ayshah Tull and poets Mark Grist, Rachel Rooney, Harry Baker and Levi Tafari explore different styles and structures of poetry writing. There’s even an exclusive poem from Mark himself for the Live Lessons audience.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 3 for 5-7 year-olds
Rebecca Keatley and Mr Smith from Bitesize Daily read 'The Tale of a Toothbrush', explain how to write questions, explore alliteration, and investigate how we can help to protect the environment.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 3 for 7-11 year-olds
Ayshah Tull and Mrs Vee explore the inspirational lives and contributions of black writers, musicians, activists and more. Together with guest readers Angelica Bell and David Lammy, they explain how language is used in songs and speeches to inspire us, demonstrate the importance of proof-reading, and challenge pupils to write about their dreams for a better world.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 4 for 5-7 year-olds
Rhys Stephenson and Mr Smith read Unplugged by Steve Antony. They investigate prefixes, explore what it means to be a good friend using adjectives, and create characters. There's even a draw-along with writer and illustrator Steve Antony!
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 4 for 7-11 year-olds
Ayshah Tull and Mrs Vee go on a quest, exploring the world of Philip Pullman’s trilogy ‘His Dark Materials’. With interviews from cast members of the TV series, Ayshah and Mrs Vee take a look at the characters and magical themes in the books.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 5 for 7-11 year-olds
Ayshah Tull and Mrs Vee look at the book Battle Bunny, learn how to edit text, and look at blackout poetry and graffiti along the way. Guest readings from the book's authors inspire pupils to develop their own characters and to use a range of words in their writing by thinking about synonyms and antonyms.
Watch again: CBeebies: Stories by the Sea - Live Lesson
This interactive lesson explores storytelling techniques for 5-7-year-olds with CBeebies friends from Old Jack's Boat.
Watch again: Roald Dahl Day lesson - The Power of Words
Watch our celebration of Roald Dahl Story Day with this special interactive lesson for pupils aged 7 to 11.
Watch again: 500 Words 2020 - Live Lesson
Watch our very special Live Lesson for the 10th year of the 500 Words story writing competition.
Watch again: 500 Words 2018 - Live Lesson
This interactive lesson is brimming with top story-telling tips for children aged 5-13.
Watch again: 500 Words 2017 - Live Lesson
An interactive lesson for 5-13-year-olds, celebrating the launch of BBC Radio 2's 500 Words story-writing competition.
Curriculum Collections: English Literature / Language
Anthony Horowitz introduces clips from the BBC archive featuring famous faces including Stephen Fry, Kate Humble and Griff Rhys Jones.
Young Reporter Live Lesson
Ever wondered what skills you’d need to take on a career in journalism? Look no further! This 30-minute Live Lesson for 11 to 14 year olds will introduce you to writing for a range of purposes and audiences, and how to enhance the impact of your writing through storytelling.
GCSE English Language
A series of short films designed with the English Language GCSE curriculum in mind and intended to support students.
BBC Young Writers' Award - Teaching Resources
The BBC Young Writers’ Award with Cambridge University invites young people in the UK aged between 14 -18 years to submit short stories of up to 1,000 words. To inspire your pupils and help them to create their entries, we’ve created this collection of resources all about short stories.