Things I Like Books


Why do this project?

Everybody has their favourite things! They are a part of you as a person. This project had so much to recommend itself. It’s inclusive because all children will be writing from a position of strength, using their own knowledge to create their book. It has a strong element of information writing; children will love sharing their identity, teaching you and their friends about themselves. They will be making writerly decisions about how they will give the information – a single word, a phrase, maybe a label or perhaps a sentence. And in terms of talking, this project is a conversation starter. When children share their books, others will chip in with their own responses and contributions. This often leads to even more books being made!

This class writing project provides you with:

+ Comprehensive teacher notes:

  • Suggestions for both year group and whole school writing progression
  • Advice for teachers on how to write great mentor texts
  • Over 15 writing study and functional grammar mini-lessons
  • Suggested book list for your classroom library

+ You also receive our popular and photocopiable child-facing Genre Booklet which includes:

  • Publishing and performance menu
  • 2 exemplar texts
  • Revision checklist
  • Editing checklist

+ Finally, we also provide you with our guide to teaching writing to help you get started.

Go back