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Writing: Plan Ideas

In this worksheet, students will plan their own ideas for writing, writing down key words before they begin.

'Writing: Plan Ideas' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Plan Ideas and Vocabulary

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

You are going to think about using key words.

Key words are important words that help us concentrate on the important things we need to write about.

 

Look at this picture.

 

Here are some key words that describe the important parts in the picture. We have added adjectives to make them more interesting.

cold snow  mountain  blue sky  wooden cottage  fluffy clouds

 

We can now use these key words to help us write some detailed sentences about the picture.

There is a mountain that is covered in cold snow. There is a little wooden cottage with a white door and white windows. Behind the cottage there are lots of snow-covered trees. The clouds in the blue sky are fluffy.

 

Now, try and write your own descriptions using interesting key words

Look at this picture. 

 

Think of five important things you need to describe in the picture.

These are your key words. Make these key words more interesting by adding adjectives.

Type your interesting key words below.

Now use your key words from question one to help you write a longer description. 

Imagine you are trying to describe the picture to someone who has never seen it before.

 

Look at this picture.

 

Think of five important things you need to describe in the picture.

These are your key words. Make these key words more interesting by adding adjectives.

Type your interesting key words below.

Now use your key words from question three to help you write a longer description. 

Imagine you are trying to describe the picture to someone who has never seen it before.

 

  • Question 1

Look at this picture. 

 

Think of five important things you need to describe in the picture.

These are your key words. Make these key words more interesting by adding adjectives.

Type your interesting key words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to five marks for interesting key words that are about important parts of the picture, for example:
falling-down house, tall trees, wooden roof, empty windows, grey sky.
  • Question 2

Now use your key words from question one to help you write a longer description. 

Imagine you are trying to describe the picture to someone who has never seen it before.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to four marks for a detailed description which uses their key words from the previous question. They should identify the run-down nature of the house, perhaps highlighting the missing doors and mouldy wood.
Award an extra mark for students who also emphasise the spooky, haunted atmosphere that is created by the ramshackle state of the house.
  • Question 3

Look at this picture.

 

Think of five important things you need to describe in the picture.

These are your key words. Make these key words more interesting by adding adjectives.

Type your interesting key words below.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to five marks for interesting key words that are about important parts of the picture, for example:
large castle, shimmering water, hundreds of windows, dome-shaped towers, tall turrets.
  • Question 4

Now use your key words from question three to help you write a longer description. 

Imagine you are trying to describe the picture to someone who has never seen it before.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award up to four marks for a detailed description which uses their key words from the previous question. The students should describe the grand and regal nature of the castle. There are hundreds of rooms and turrets.
Award an extra mark for descriptions that note that the castle must be very old and was built in the past.
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