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Wicked Writing Skills

Written by Lexi Rees

Key Stage 2 Non-Fiction Activity and Puzzle books Reference Books

LoveReading View on Wicked Writing Skills

A book packed with ideas and inspiration

Over 90 non-fiction activities for children

Having reviewed and enjoyed Creative Writing Skills last year, I was excited at the thought of another book by Lexi Rees.

Wicked Writing Skills, as with its predecessor, is a book packed with original ideas for busy teachers. It is clear and concise, and it is easy to dip in and out of the extremely creative chapters.

As an English teacher, I am a firm believer in mixed ability classes and lessons that can be differentiated happily and successfully. This book achieves this so well as the ideas are varied, clearly laid out and interesting, with enough stimulus to appeal to the reluctant, and enough thought provoking phrases to appeal to the most eloquent and able. The layout is fun and eye-catching, with helpful hints from the author, dotted throughout. The author’s obvious enjoyment in writing this book, certainly shines through.

I like the variety of ideas, from debates and newspaper articles, to instruction and diary writing. It is a book packed with ideas and inspiration.

This is a super resource for the classroom or as a 'home school' resource. The diversity of the material allows you to dip in and out throughout the term, using the pages as and when appropriate. I also found that as many of the themes were quite broad, they can easily be adapted to link in with an ongoing theme in the classroom. The layout of the pages makes it quick and easy to photocopy and a great addition to the Creative Writing shelf.

Rosie Watch

Wicked Writing Skills Synopsis

Want the world to fall at your feet, destroyed by the might of your pen? Writing is like a spell. It can melt hearts and frybrains, twisting and turning as the magic works.

Sharpen your powers of persuasion

Sky-rocket your debating skills

Add ooomph to your reports

And lots more!

Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know to become a Wicked Writer.

A unique activity book focused on developing non-fiction writing skills for children aged 7 to 11. Encourage and support their writing techniques through clear instructions and loads of fun story sparks. Explore persuasive writing, reporting, writing instructions, recounts, debates, and more.

Wicked Writing Skills Reader Reviews

In addition to our LoveReading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This is a must for teachers wanting to engage in Non Fiction activities with their children. The range of activities allow the book to be used in lots of other subjects such as Geography, History and even PE. I have little doubt the children will enjoy the activities that you, as a teacher, can select to use with your class, and that such activities will produce excellent and WICKED Writing! Full review

Andrew Smith (Teacher Reviewer)

A great selection of ideas, prompts and scaffolds to support young people carrying out non-fiction writing challenges at home. Full review

Alasdair Carr (Teacher Reviewer)

Wicked Writing Skills Press Reviews

"Wicked Writing Skills is overflowing with ideas and prompts that will be sure to spark children’s creativity. It links to manyobjectives from the Key Stage Two English curriculum..”  Scope for Imagination

“This wonderful work-book would be a fantastic addition to any home-learning library to supplement the English activitiesthat children receive from school.”  Primary Teacher Bookshelf

“This book is highly valued at my school and has been used multiple times by the literacy support teachers, who praise ithighly.”  UK based teacher

Book Information

ISBN: 9781913799038
Publication date: 14th September 2020
Author: Lexi Rees
Publisher: Outset Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 124 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Non-Fiction, Puzzles / Activities, Reference Books

About Lexi Rees

Lexi Rees spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does spectacularly badly. Attempts at writing whilst horse riding have been disastrous, so Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in the book was frighteningly real. Follow Lexi on Instagram here. If you know any 6 to 11 year olds, check out Lexi's #kidsclub and get a free pack of word searches when you join :)  

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