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Narrative Writing Bump It Up Wall – Year 2

PDF, Word | 2 pages|Grade: 2

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’!

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1671

    Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose...

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Katharine Thomas

Any chance this will be available for the older kids?

Katharine Thomas · Jan 23rd, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

Hi Katharine,

Yes! Narrative Writing Bump It Up Walls for Years 4, 5 and 6 are coming very soon!

Tom (Teach Starter) · Jan 23rd, 2020

Katharine Thomas


Katharine Thomas · Jan 23rd, 2020


Thanks so much Tom…you’re a life saver 😉

Telitha · Jan 20th, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

No worries Telitha! I can’t take all the credit though. These Bump It Up Walls have been a big team effort!

Tom (Teach Starter) · Jan 21st, 2020


Pleeeeeaaaase make one of these for year 3. We have one for informative and persuasive, but really need the narrative too. Thanks so much x

Telitha · Jan 20th, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

Hi Telitha,

Great news! I just uploaded the Year 3 Narrative Bump It Up Wall! Click the link to download.


Tom (Teach Starter) · Jan 20th, 2020

Resource Updates

  • On page 7 changed a card from 'This piece of writing could be improved by...' to 'This piece of writing includes...'

    Fix by Tom (Teach Starter) Jan 16th, 2020

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