Video and Audio Resources: 500 Words 2019 - Live Lesson

Opening in January 2019 for its 9th year, 500 Words is one of the most successful story-writing competitions for kids in the world and is open to every 5 - 13 year old in the UK. It has one aim: to encourage kids to realise that no matter what their background, education or lack thereof, their imagination matters.

We’ll be inspiring children to come up with their own amazing 500 Words story ideas in this live, interactive programme for schools. Content and resources for this Live Lesson are tailored for both 5 - 7 year olds and for ages 7 and up.

To help prepare, we've got some great video and audio resources to support teaching story-writing skills in your classroom.

7th February 2019: 500 Words 2019 - Live Lesson
A fictional short story writing workshop
video
Michael Morpurgo on storywriting
video
Philip Pullman on his novels
video
Rebecca Abrams - writing tips
video
What inspires a writer?
video
What makes good story writing?
video
How did Arthur Conan Doyle create the character of Sherlock Holmes?
video
Comic strips and graphic novels
video

 

School Radio

Meet the authors
audio
Shakespeare Retold
audio

 

Live Lessons

500 Words 2018 - Live Lesson
500 Words 2017 - Live Lesson
CBeebies: Stories by the Sea - Live Lesson