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Welcome to our Writing Worksheets category, where you can find a variety of free ready-to-print lesson materials for teaching writing that you can use with your class. Very often textbooks do not provide enough writing practice activities leaving it up to the teacher to decide on this. At the same time, writing skills are one of the most underdeveloped skills in a lot of language school graduates. With our free lesson materials, your students can learn to write about virtually everything: we provide free creative writing prompts, handwriting practice worksheets with traceable letters, story pictures that would motivate students of any age, teacher worksheets with detailed instructions on teaching writing. Ask your learners to write a creative story as a homework assignment, or use any of our writing practice worksheets where students can write about anything - with the proper motivation!

At the moment we have the total of 563 writing worksheets as well as a number of other useful resources for teaching the skill of writing, such as printable handouts for all levels, letter tracing pages for evolving English writers, teaching tips about best ways to teach writing, etc.
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If you're new to teaching writing, we suggest you start from the following two articles that will explain the essentials of teaching this skill: 'How To Teach a Perfect Writing Lesson' and 'How To Effectively Teach English Writing Skills'. We believe these two resources should give you a good idea of what teaching this skill is all about, so that you could use our worksheets most effectively! 

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At BusyTeacher, our primary aim is making your lesson preparation as easy as possible - this is why we provide free access to our growing collection of 563 printable writing worksheets. These teacher-tested materials will help you prepare an amazing lesson - just chose your subtopic, print them out and you're ready to go! No matter whether you're teaching a letter writing lesson to Elementary students, or an Email lesson to a group of business executives - we're here to help!
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Film Review That Needs Revision

Film Review That Needs Revision

This worksheet was desinged after I had a student submit a film review but that unfortunately had too many mistakes. I thought why not give it to the whole class to let them see where the errors a ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Write Your Own Fairy Tale

Write Your Own Fairy Tale

Use this worksheet after having introduced the 'Elements of Fiction'. It's a great organizer to help students write their own fairy tale in line with a Story Arc Organizer. Includes vocabulary su ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Simple Essay Outline (Ekwefi- Ezinma Mother-Daughter Relationship)

Simple Essay Outline (Ekwefi- Ezinma Mother-Daughter Relationship)

A simple essay outline (minimum 14 sentences without relevant quotes from the novel and their explanations). This may be used to introduce students to writing essays in the English Literature clas ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Recount Story Slide Show

Recount Story Slide Show

This slide show will explain the generic structure and there is a worksheet how the students make a past story by picture given. Students can make the stories by their own imagination of the pictu ...
3 Pre-Intermediate

Build a paragraph

This is a group work for 4-5 intermediate/upper intermediate students of EFL (tried out in Austria). The group work will help students revise the structure of a "typical" pro/con essay in English. ...
4 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Vikings at Sea

Vikings at Sea

This is a text from BBC Primary history with vocabulary translated into Norwegian, but feel free to adjust to your own laguage, and comprehension tasks. Fits about one lesson (60 minutes) at inter ...
3 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Reading about Brighton

Reading about Brighton

This is a basic reading comprehension about Brighton, a city in the South of England. Using there is/ are, there isn`t and there aren´t. Useful for 3º Primary School. Revision of vo ...
3 Elementary
My Family's Eating Habits

My Family's Eating Habits

This is a writing task about a family's eating habits. It is divided into 4 short paragraphs which analyse what the family eats during the day. It mainly practises present simple, its time express ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Creative Writing

Creative Writing

This is a creative writing activity for elementary/primary students. Creative writing exercise allow children to make up a story of a girl and a book she is reading at the moment, then write their ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Likes

Likes

Students are given a card with the name of a country and a hobby. These cards are on the second page of the worksheet and can be laminated or just printed and cut on cardboard. They ask and answer ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Song Worksheet: Viva La Vida by Coldplay

This is a worksheet to practise listening, speaking and writing skills. First, students complete the lyrics, then they analise the metaphors and finally produce a narrative text. It can be enriche ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Spring Acrostic Poems

Spring Acrostic Poems

This is a ppt of 6 slides with acrostic poems about spring. I made them to motivate the students for creative writing. You can edit the slides and show only the beginnings and students ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: I Like Flowers (Spring Flowers)

Song Worksheet: I Like Flowers (Spring Flowers)

This is a PPT of 6 slides about spring and flowers. On the first slide there is a link of a song on YouTube. It´s called "I like the flowers...." . On the next slide there is a cloze text a ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
A Scary Story (with PPT)

A Scary Story (with PPT)

This presentation I use as a warm-up for topics 'Strange creaturers', "Strange encounters' or 'Second conditional'. You tell the story to your students using the presentation. Students try to gues ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Picture Dictation : My Bedroom

Picture Dictation : My Bedroom

This is a whole lesson plan to get the students involved in an interactive and funny activity where they will develop not only listening, but also speaking. It's an alternative to traditional tex ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Healthy Life Expectancy Is Shorter in the UK Than Abroad

Healthy Life Expectancy Is Shorter in the UK Than Abroad

A text dealing with health and five different tasks for advanced students. 1) True/ False sentences; 2) Answer questions about the text in your own words; 3) Rephrasing; 4) Find synomys; 5) A topi ...
6 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Creative Writing - Invisibility Potion

Creative Writing - Invisibility Potion

Invisibility potion - picture prompt. This is a creative writing activity for elementary/primary students. They must look at the picture and think of a creative story to go along with it, then wri ...
3 Elementary
Creative Writing - Autumn Walk

Creative Writing - Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk - Picture prompt. This is a creative writing activity for elementary/primary students. They must look at the picture and think of a creative story to go along with it, then write their ...
2 Elementary
Coherence and Cohesion Activity Sheet

Coherence and Cohesion Activity Sheet

The exercises present scrambbled sentences to work on text unity and connection of ideas plus work on pronoun consistency and conjunctions. The activities were thought to be worked on after the pr ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Happiness

Happiness

What is happiness? We all are in pursue of it. Does money bring happiness? In this presentation, which was initially designed for interactive boards, we tried to find answers with our students. We ...
19 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Noodle Battle - Teaching Composition

Noodle Battle - Teaching Composition

This worksheet is based on the cartoon serial ‘Minuscules’. The cartoon serial ‘Minuscules’ (France, 2007) which is the collection of 3-5 minute mini-stories. The dynamic ...
2 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Twitter Worksheet

Twitter Worksheet

You can use this twitter worksheet for many subjets. You just need to add the hashtag and write a phrase e.g #when_i_was_a_child the students need to complete the hashtag with the suitable grammar ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Beauty vs Intelligence

Beauty vs Intelligence

An all time classic. Clever or beautiful? Both would be the answer. But deep down most people would choose beauty as it is self proven and intelligence has to be proved, as Oscar Wilde said. Can' ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Monster High- Present Perfect Writing Prompt

Monster High- Present Perfect Writing Prompt

This is a simple writing prompt for children to practice present perfect. They are asked to write what Catty Noir (a charcter from this cartoon) has done and has never done in her life. Imho it's ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Planning a Perfect School Trip

Planning a Perfect School Trip

I use this task to help my students practise creative writing integrating the use of 'be going to'. They need to imagine they're going on a perfect school trip, brainstorm ideas and write a ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate

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