Resource 5: Questions for pupils – to think about how to improve (craft) what they have written in their first draft

Pupil use

  1. Does your poem/story have a title? If no, what would be a good title? If yes, is the title likely to interest readers? Is the title a ‘good match’ with what you’ve written about?
  2. Will a reader be able to follow your ideas or the sequence of events in your poem or story?
  3. If you have written a description, have you included plenty of details?
  4. Now that you’ve read your poem or story again, what would you like to add or to take out?

Resource 4: Preparing lessons on life stories