Pen Pictures 1

Pen Pictures 1

In Pen Pictures 1, pupils are given attractive visuals to fire their imagination and support them in writing a variety of different texts. These include writing a dialogue, a poem, a notice, an advert, a postcard and a short composition. For example, to help pupils write a personal introduction, they meet some very strange new kids in class, and to help them use adjectives in their descriptions, they are invitied into Count Dracula's kitchen ... topics all young learners would probably want to write home about ... 

  • A full-colour, highly-illustrated writing course which teaches young learners to develop the skills and strategies involved in the writing process.
  • Practice activities encourage accuracy and creativity.
  • As their confidence increases, learners progress from the production of sentences to paragraphs through more challenging text types.
  • Self-assessment tasks in the 'Review Your Writing' sections and a Student Record Sheet encourage students to review their work and to think about how they can improve their writing.
  • Can be integrated with any course for young learners because the syllabus is based on the sequencing and grading of structures found in most leading coursebooks.
Sample pages, click to see larger images: 
What a strange night
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In this sample lesson, there is a picture story in which a boy opens the fridge during the night and finds a fantasic world inside. The lesson encourages the learners' to include plenty of descriptive detail in their narratives. The sample also shows how learners are encouraged to review their own work after writing. You can see the teacher's notes for this lesson on the page Pen Pictures Teacher's Books.

If you would like to look at the sample lesson more closely, or perhaps try it in a class, you can download the pages here.
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