Top 10 Non-Fiction Writing Ideas

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By Neil Jarrett

10 tried and tested ideas and downloadable resources that will have your students writing reams!

Teacher and class

How can we get our pupils excited about non-fiction writing? Inspiration can sometimes be difficult to achieve in lessons. My main advice: make the tasks relevant, creative and colourful. Doing this will give the class flexibility on the content they think of and will motivate them too. When writers value their work, they become thoroughly engaged in the topic.

  1. Fantasy non-chronological reports.

    Ask your students to write about fictional characters i.e. Pokémon, dragons, magical beasts. By doing this, text is not being regurgitated from another source, but instead created from imagination; but still in a factual manner. Use subheadings such as: habitat, appearance, special abilities, amazing facts, family and history.

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