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Informative Writing Bump It Up Wall – Year 6

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF, Word | 11 pages | Years: 6

A visual display for your classroom to help students ‘bump up’ their informative writing.

The aim of this visible learning classroom display is to help students ‘bump up’ their informative writing. The display enables students to identify the approximate level of an informative text they have written, then use the goals provided to ‘uplevel’ their writing.

Print and cut each component of the display. This display includes:

  • a title banner
  • three example texts of varying levels (simple to complex)
  • statements describing the structural and language features included in each example text
  • goals for ‘bumping up’ each example text.

To create the display:

  • Print out all of the components.
  • Place the title banner at the top of the display.
  • Place the texts in order (1-3) horizontally.
  • List the ‘This piece of writing includes…’ statements vertically underneath the corresponding text.
  • List the ‘This piece of writing could be improved by…’ goals vertically underneath the corresponding text.

To print the banner:

  1. Open the PDF file you have just downloaded, in Adobe Reader.
  2. In Adobe Reader, click on the printer icon to bring up the print dialogue box.
  3. With the print dialogue box opens, click on the ‘Poster’ tab.
  4. Next, adjust the ‘Tile Scale’ until you have the desired layout displaying in the preview section.
  5. Once you’re happy with the preview layout, click ‘Print’!


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  • Jessica Healy

    Hi, I love the idea of using a bump it up wall this year. Was wondering if you're planning on doing them for different topics within the genres?

    • Janeen

      Hi Jessica Thanks for getting in touch with us! Might I suggest that you make a new resource request? You can do so on our Requests page. https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Your fellow Teach Starter members can then vote for it and, if it proves popular, we would love to make it for you! Kind regards Janeen

  • Rebekah Timms

    I love these bump it up walls! Just wondering why there are no improvement suggestions for the top level text? A writer can always improve...there's always something they can be working on. I don't want my kids to see that and think they've reached the pinnacle!

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Hi there Rebekah. Thank you for your feedback. You make a good point... we can always improve as writers! So we can keep all of our suggestions and requests together, can you please submit a change request to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above? This tab can be found near the comments section. Have a wonderful day!

  • Melanie

    This is a great resource. Are there any other text types for year 6 such as narrative??

    • Tom (Teach Starter)

      Hi Melanie, So nice to hear that you like this resource! We are working on both Persuasive and Imaginative/Narrative Bump It Up Walls for each year level. They will be ready to download soon!