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Sentence Starters
These posters were created a few years ago to help children find different ways to begin sentences. The inspiration for them came from a TKI (tki.org.nz) resource about narrative writing.
Click on the images to open the download site. Posters are Pdfs and will print to A3.
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Simple Sentences
As a school we are focussing on improving our children's writing by focussing on sentence structure. Here are some items I have created with this focus in mind. Click on the images to open the download site.
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 Above is the small poster I print for children's books.
Report Writing
Below are some of the resources I use when teaching information report writing. Click on each image to open the download site. You may need to check the page set up when printing to enable A3.
Narrative Writing
Below are some of the resources I use when teaching narrative writing. Click on each image to open the download site. You may need to check the page set up when printing to enable A3.

Recount Writing
Our latest writing focus is recount.  Below are thumbnails of posters and other resources I use when teaching this writing form.  Click on each and they will open the download site - all posters were created as A3 but you may need to change the page set up when printing the pdfs.
Checklist for children's books
Connectives poster
 Text organiser for children's books.
Recount success criteria poster.
Persuasive Writing - Arguments or Expositions
We have been focussing on persuasive texts or argument writing.  Here is a flow chart of the process we used.
Open the link to download page here.   
Above is the checklist of criteria for a successful argument children put in their books.  There are two versions - UK or USA spellings. Click on the appropriate link for the download site.
Character Descriptions
Our latest writing focus is character descriptions.  Below are thumbnails of posters and other resources I use when teaching this writing form.  Click on each and they will open the download site - all posters were created as A3.
Children glue the above checklist into their books so they can refer to it as they are writing. (A4 Landscape)
Explanation Writing Posters
These posters were created to share text features information from TKI with my children when they are writing explanations - a focus for our school wide writing moderation and professional development this year.
The TKI Link is here.
Click on the thumbnail to open the download site - will print to A3.
The following are organisers for children's books - sized to print on A4 or US Letter
Click thumbnails for link to download site
Writing Checklist
Each year I begin my writing programme by introducing writing goals that cover all genres.  This poster and checklist for books help children remember their goals.
Another one
The following is a copy for the children's books.
Click the images to open the download site.  The poster is A3 and the checklist will fit on a A4 sheet.