Activity Books, Book Review

Wicked Writing Skills: Over 90 Non-fiction Activities by Lexi Rees

Writing is like a spell. It can melt hearts and fry brains, twisting and turning as the magic works.

Want the world to fall at your feet, destroyed by the might of your pen?

– Sharpen your powers of persuasion

– Sky-rocket your debating skills

– Add ooomph to your reports

– And lots more!

Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know to become a WICKED WRITER.

Following on from Lexi Rees’ fiction activity book, Creative Writing Skills, Wicked Writing Skills: Non-fiction is a brilliant resource that will inspire children to write for pleasure across a range of genres. Perfect for Key Stage Two teachers, parents and the children themselves, Wicked Writing Skills is overflowing with over 90 non-fiction ideas and prompts that will be sure to spark children’s creativity. 

Every page is appealing with catchy titles and fun prompts. Children will learn the secret formula for writing a particular genre and pick up author tips along the way. Each child-friendly prompt leads to a quick write activity designed to develop skills. The structure and style of persuasion, discussion, instructions, news reports, recounts and advertisements are clearly laid out. The key features and structure of the genre are reinforced with each activity and children are encouraged to find real life examples.  Sentence starters, word banks and model texts give children the scaffolding they need to gain confidence and have a go themselves.

Wicked Writing Skills: Non-fiction links to many objectives from the Key Stage Two English curriculum. Teachers will be able to dip into the book to find great activities to support and extend their teaching in the classroom while parents will find it invaluable to help reinforce school lessons and provide children with a chance to write for fun.

Thank you to Lexi Rees and Rachel’s Random Resources for this fantastic resource!

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Author Bio

Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children. 

Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now. 

She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.

In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.

Lexi’s Website





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