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Year 3 and 4 Character Description – LKS2 Describing Spooky Characters Writing Resources Pack

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Inspire pupils in Y3 and Y4 to write engaging character descriptions using our spooky character description resource pack. This could be used as a Halloween activity or at any point in the academic year when you are focusing on creating and describing characters.

Pupils will read our model text ‘The Wizard’ and explore how the author has described a character, including information about what they look like, where they live and their character traits.

The resource could be used as part of a topic day based on Halloween, or over a series of English lessons. It could also be used as a writing project which would be perfect for home learning.

This resource pack includes:

  • Model text ‘The Wizard’
    This is used to inspire writing and can be used as a model for pupils to base their own writing upon
  • Creating characters ideas sheet
    The sheet could be displayed on tables to support pupils at the point of writing and describing a character
  • Vocabulary cards
    Printable vocabulary cards that can be displayed in the classroom to encourage pupils to use a broad vocabulary when writing.
  • Spooky character cards
    Printable cards showing characters that pupils could describe.
  • Object cards
    Printable cards showing objects that pupils’ characters may own or use.
  • Planning sheet
    Explore ideas before writing using the planning sheet to answer questions such as: What do they look like? What are their characteristics?
  • Themed writing paper
    A beautifully designed sheet that pupils could use present their final draft.
  • Teacher’s Notes
    Guidance on how to use the resource is given, divided into four smaller activities. Additional activities are also suggested.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • To discuss words and phrases that catch the reader’s interest
  • To plan their writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write In order to learn and understand from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • To draft and write by… creating characters…

  • ‘The Wizard’ model text
  • Vocabulary cards
  • Spooky characters planning sheet
  • Creating characters ideas sheet
  • Spooky characters cards
  • Object cards
  • Themed writing paper
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