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Narrative Writing Bump It Up Wall – Year 1

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF, Word | 10 pages | Years: 1

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

The aim of this visible learning classroom display is to help students ‘bump up’ their imaginative writing. The display enables students to identify the approximate level of a narrative 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 (narrative writing and imaginative writing options)
  • 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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  • Bonnie Chen

    These are great! I would love to see other text types too, especially recounts and procedures.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Bonnie, Thanks for your feedback! Remember, you can always request new resources at https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community and we create the top requests.

  • Alicia Mentiplay

    Looks really good, hopefully there is more year levels to come!

    • Tom (Teach Starter)

      Hi Alicia, Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Happy to say that we are working on Narrative Writing Bump It Walls for each year level. They will be releasing soon!

  • Susie Hansen

    Looks fabulous - I would love one for Year 2 please!!