Resource Description

Read the letters on the problem page, written by Raj, the vet. Look at the words he uses to reply – ‘your cat’, ‘I suggest’, ‘would cheer him up…’ Now, ask the child to write a reply to ‘concerned cat lover’ offering more advice. Next, the child should write to Raj about a pet (or a wild animal like a squirrel). They can ask his advice about something that is bothering them, concerning their animal’s welfare.

This lesson will take approximately 1 hour.

This resource is featured in the book ‘We Love Animals: Get Going With Creative Writing’ series.

This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers.

Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story.
The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts.

The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary – looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs.

This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take examinations. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.

7 pages

Watch the video below, for a sneak peek at this fantastic series…

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