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Using Humour in Non-fiction Writing, with Dara Ó Briain (Episode 8)

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Encourage KS2 pupils to use judicious humour in non-fiction writing, using advice from stand-up comedian, TV presenter and super-space-fan Dara Ó Briain.

This resources pack has been exclusively created to be used with episode eight of the Author In Your Classroom podcast – a virtual ‘author visit’ you can share with children whenever you like, absolutely free!

The resource pack includes:

  • Using humour in non-fiction writing PowerPoint
  • Book extracts in print and as audiobook clips
  • Illustrations and author quotes for a working wall display
  • Two choosing what to write about story planning sheets
  • Information and ideas story planning sheet
  • Adding some humour story planning sheet
  • Teacher notes


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  • Podcast
  • Teacher notes
  • 3 x planning sheets
  • Themed writing paper
  • Book extract (PDF)
  • Images and quotes for a working wall
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