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Traditional Tales - KS1 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Texts

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Explore traditional tales with this KS1 text types resource pack. Pupils will read the model texts ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and then go on to retell them in their own writing. They will use the model texts to identify features of traditional tales and specific grammar and punctuation skills that they can apply in their own stories.

This resource includes:
Model text 1 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears: a retelling of the traditional tale
Model text 2 - Little Red Riding Hood: a retelling of the traditional tale
Traditional tales writing sheet: a PDF containing success criteria that pupils can use to support their writing. It includes examples of past tense verbs, repeated phrases and information on exclamation marks.
Traditional tales image cards: a set of cards for each tale that can be used to help orally retell the story and plan their own retelling.
Traditional tales planning sheet: a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing.
Writing paper: a PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work.

What is a traditional tale?
A traditional tale is a short story that has been passed down from generation to generation and is now so well-known that almost everyone is familiar with it.

National Curriculum English programme of study links:
year 1
Pupils will write sentences by saying out loud what they are writing about and composing sentences orally before writing
Pupils will sequence sentences to form short narratives
Pupils will be introduced to exclamation marks
year 2
Pupils should write for a range of purposes
Pupils should consider what they are going to write about before beginning by planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about
Pupils will learn how to consistently use the past tense
Pupils will learn how grammatical patterns in sentences indicate its function as a statement, question, exclamation or command

  • Model text 1 - Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Model text 2 - Little Red Riding Hood
  • Traditional tales writing sheet
  • Traditional tales image cards
  • Traditional tales planning sheet
  • Writing paper
  • Teacher notes
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