Non fiction worksheets
Free worksheets: Non fiction, KS2
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Think about wrapping a present. Can you write detailed instructions for someone who has never done it before? Think about what you will need and what your wrapped present should look like.
Can you find the following features in this newspaper article? Headline, caption, paragraphs, picture.
Have your child pretend they're helping out a new boy or girl who's just arrived at their school by explaining all of the important things they'd need to know, from homework to PE.
This exercise is a great way to help your child practise descriptive writing. Talk about recent holidays your family has gone on, and what your child remembers from them. Can they write a letter to a friend, telling them about the holiday?
Compare a text and a picture and spot the inconsistencies between the two, in this simple exercise to help develop children's reading comprehension skills.
This information text needs punctuating and dividing into paragraphs. Try to include punctuation marks like semi colons, brackets and dashes, too.
Billy has written a letter to try to persuade his local council that a new park is needed in the area. The language is very informal. Do you think his letter will be taken seriously? Your task is to keep the ideas in the letter the same but rewrite it using the more appropriate formal language that is needed when writing a persuasive letter to someone you don’t know.
Paragraphs are used to split writing into sections; each paragraph is about a different topic. Can you cut out these sentences and organise them into paragraph groups?
Help your child write about a day out to a museum or gallery with a non-fiction report template, perfect for Year 2 learners and new writers.
Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.
Have a look at this text message from Jamie to his mum. Does the language sound appropriate? Then see if you can re-write this message as an informal letter. Think about including slang (but no text-speak!), different punctuation and first names.
In the letter below a child is writing to his head teacher to demand justice. Do you think his head teacher will be impressed? Would the writer be more likely to be listened to if he wrote in a more formal style?
A formal letter and an informal letter has been cut up into pieces. Can you cut out the pieces and piece them back into two letters?
In everyday life we often to choose to write in formal or informal language, depending on what we’re writing and who we’re writing to. Look at the two letters below. Discuss which bits of each letter are formal and informal with an adult. Can you underline and label certain features?
It’s not just poetry that uses figurative, poetic language. Advertising slogans use a range of language techniques to persuade us to buy a product or favour a particular brand. See if you can identify the techniques used in these fake slogans.
Skilled writers often use a technique we might call ‘show not tell’. They use the actions of characters, or the situation they find themselves in, to tell us more about them, rather than spelling their meaning out and explaining it to us directly. Can you use your inference skills on this passage?
Can you remember your first day back to school this year? How did you feel? Did you have a new teacher? Can you describe your teacher? What did you do on your first day? Did you make any new friends? Write a few sentences to describe what your first day was like.
Decide on a habitat that you want to research. Then use this spider diagram to make notes on your habitat.
Using information you have found out and presented in a spider diagram, write up an information text about a habitat.
Are these sentences statements, questions, exclamations or commands? Cut them out and sort them into four piles
Think about an interesting subject that you feel strongly about. You are going to write one argument text FOR the subject and one argument text AGAINST the subject. Start by doing some research
Argument texts are non-fiction texts that show someone’s point of view about a particular subject. Go through both 'An argument for zoos' and 'An argument against zoos' and see if you can answer these questions.
A poster is designed to find a volunteer to search for the goblin and his magical potion (from the story 'The goblin's curse'). What do you think it said? Include: an eye-catching title; a colourful picture; information about the problem and how it needs to be solved; adjectives to describe the type of person who needs to come forward; a reward.