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  • Why when you go to download them, do you only have the one without lines?

    , Oct 11th
    • Hi paulaletitia577,
      Thank you for taking the time to get in touch. We do have alternative versions of this resource available, including the lined versions. You can see all the different options below the pink 'Download' button in the 'Alternative versions' box. If there is anything else we can help with, please let us know! :)

      , Oct 11th
  • Literacy - good copy writing for the classroom display!

    , Sep 26th
  • Letters to teachers from PTA

    , Aug 2nd
  • I would use for making the child write instructions to get to the treasure on the 'making your own treasure map' resource.

    , Jul 31st
  • writing prompt

    , Jul 30th
  • pirate theme in my classroom

    , Jul 21st
  • pirate theme

    , Jun 27th
  • ı 'm going to add this to my summer holiday pack

    , Jun 14th
  • we are doing ocean theme and are using these for guided writing to do our own message in a bottle!

    , Jun 13th
  • The students will do pirate book reviews using the note in a bottle template

    , Jun 8th
  • messages sent to pirates

    , Apr 18th
  • Great resource for replying to Jim Lad's invitation after reading 'The Pirates Next Door'.

    , Mar 4th
  • This will be fun for a central message bulletin board, thank you

    , Mar 4th
  • Part of a writing centre for independent choice

    , Feb 28th
  • it is the best resource ever made.

    , Feb 22nd
  • Creative writing - after looking at an ocean waves discovery bottle

    , Feb 4th
  • Y2 Christopher Columbus writing!

    , Jan 27th
  • Fiction - George's Marvelous Medicine

    , Jan 24th
  • I would use this for a creative writing activity.

    , Jan 22nd
  • This is a nice activity for intermediate students to get creative and express their writing skills.

    , Dec 28th
  • Using it for poems

    , Nov 20th
  • I would use this as a creative writing piece!

    , Nov 9th
  • self-expression

    , Oct 25th
  • Writing piece for theme. Writing from the point of view of a character in the story telling about what they learned with details that reveal the theme. 5th grade.

    , Oct 23rd
  • writing piece for 5th grade class Winn-dixie comparision for tree of sorrow

    , Oct 19th
  • Haiku Poem

    , Oct 4th
  • Writing words linked to the topic. In writing box or mark making shelf.

    , Oct 4th
  • Pirate day resource to qwrite a letter

    , Oct 2nd
  • Using it for our Red Ribbon Week. The students will write about future goals they want to focus on so they don't get sunk by drugs!

    , Oct 1st
  • Castaway on a desert island - imaginative writing! Linked to island topic.

    , Sep 20th
  • Pupil Council suggestions

    , Sep 15th
  • Hi, thank you for all your lovely resources. Made my life so much easier. Can I please ask if you could make this writing frames on ships, as it would go with my theme. Thank you very much.

    , Sep 11th
    • Hi apartene,
      Thanks for commenting! I'll ask our resource creators about this for you :)

      , Sep 11th
    • Hi there apartene,
      This has been completed now and we have emailed the new resource to you! It will also be available on the website soon. I hope you find it useful!

      , Sep 12th
  • creative writing pirate theme

    , Aug 26th
  • goal setting activity

    , Aug 23rd
  • I am going to have student write their goals for the year as it goes along with my pirate theme.

    , Aug 23rd
  • I am going to use these for children to write their emotions in for our underwater themed display

    , Aug 21st
  • I am going to use these for the book Because of Winn-Dixie to recreate Gloria Dump's mistake tree. Thanks!

    , Aug 5th
  • Using in our writing topic that has us stranded on an island :)

    , Aug 5th
  • We performed a pirate assembly and we are writing a recount in a bottle. Thanks so much for this worksheet.

    , Aug 2nd
  • Using as thank you cards for my students xx

    , Jul 19th
    • Hi budgen,
      That's a lovely idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jul 19th
  • We use this write a msg to out new teacher as pirates is our transtion unit.

    , Jul 13th
    • Hi theoofoof,
      Thank you for sharing! :)

      , Jul 13th
  • I intend to use this for our 'Under the Sea' theme. Children can write messages to a mermaid to encourage questioning about what it's like to live under the sea? What kind of things does she see/like to do? How does their lives differ etc

    , Jul 12th
    • Hi Suehic,
      Thank you very much for taking the time to comment - we really appreciate it!

      , Jul 12th
  • I will use this as a writing activity for our Pirate unit.

    , Jul 10th
    • Hi footeki,
      Brilliant idea, thank you for sharing it!

      , Jul 10th
  • Transition day in year 1 classroom. Get the children to write something they are excited about for starting year 1.
    In the summer put the bottles on a flowing river display on a "Welcome to my classroom" board.

    , Jul 7th
    • Hi megzthepegz,
      That's a lovely idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jul 7th
  • Great! Thanks!

    , Jul 7th
    • Hi prepmad,
      You're very welcome! Thank you for commenting :)

      , Jul 7th
  • priate week

    , Jul 6th
    • Hi k2oots,
      Great! Thanks for sharing!

      , Jul 6th
  • We are doing a writing theme using pirates. I think that this worksheet will encourage the children to write. Thanks for sharing this resource freely.

    , Jun 30th
    • Hi Gabi20,
      You're very welcome! Thank you for commenting :)

      , Jun 30th
  • fun

    , Jun 29th
    • Hi jachenry,
      So glad to hear you like it, thank you for your comment!

      , Jun 29th
  • to put the childrens names on for name recognition

    , Jun 28th
    • Hi wendybird2,
      Sounds great! Thanks for sharing :)

      , Jun 28th
  • creative writing for my pupils. Thanks for these lovely frames :)

    , Jun 28th
    • Hi worrywort_10,
      You're very welcome - so glad we could help!

      , Jun 28th
  • Homeschooling 3 boys (aged 4, 6 and 8) on a boat, so will get them to write down ideas of what they would like to include for messages in a bottle when are doing our Atlantic crossing.

    , Jun 26th
    • Hi Kiwibeanz,
      That's a lovely idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jun 26th
  • Communication exercise for young adults, thanks a bunch and greetings from Mexico!

    , Jun 25th
    • Hi OscarKGB,
      You're very welcome - really glad we could help! :)

      , Jun 25th
  • practice writing

    , Jun 24th
    • Hi AnnabelleL1,
      Thank you for sharing! :)

      , Jun 24th

  • we are working on an "Ocean" topic so this will be a lovely resource to use. Thank you.

    , Jun 24th
    • Hi annechr,
      You're very welcome - so glad we could help!

      , Jun 24th
  • We are studying the ocean for Summer School...want to use as part of their journal writing template to connect to the theme.

    , Jun 22nd
    • Hi KimTorres,
      Thank you for sharing! :)

      , Jun 22nd
  • Supply teaching a Y3 all week, have been told to 'take lots to do'. Thought we'd write messages in bottles about Y3 for next year's class!

    , Jun 22nd
    • Hi GillAsh,
      That's a lovely idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jun 22nd
  • Read the story, ' memory bottles' by Beth Shoshan, afterwards children can write their memory on the template and roll up and post in thewhole class bottle to keep and take to their new class perhaps and also give each learner a small empty bottle (save reception milk bottles or McDs tropicana juice bottles) and they can add bits and pieces that represent and relate to their memory e,g, coloured water, bead, sequins, glitter etc. i have used this idea as a class to up level interesting writing and just filling the memory bottle in a whole school story cafe . parents filled the bottle with their children . both were received very positively

    , Jun 20th
    • Hi paulalouisejones,
      That's a lovely idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jun 21st
  • Using these with pirate themed lessons next term.

    , Jun 20th
    • Hi Victoria40,
      That's a lovely idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jun 20th
  • In connection with diary writing based on Kensuke's Kingdom

    , Jun 19th
    • Hi jennytyrrell,
      That's a lovely idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jun 19th
  • students dreams and goals - open in a year or two

    , Jun 19th
    • Hi mamaeroa,
      That's a lovely idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jun 19th
  • Loving your website!
    I'm meeting my new class this week so will get them to put a message to themselves in a bottle to open this time next year. It will be about what they hope to achieve in Primary 5.

    , Jun 13th
    • Hi SCJOHNSTON,
      Excellent idea, i'm sure they will love opening them in a years time! :)

      , Jun 14th
  • daily helper cards

    , Jun 11th
    • Hi danilott,
      That's a great idea - thanks for letting others know! :)

      , Jun 11th
  • For some independent writing before our Beach schooling visit to the beach next week!

    , Jun 11th
    • Hi MinsOwls,
      Glad you like our writing frames :) Thanks for commenting!

      , Jun 11th
  • welsh

    , Jun 10th
    • Hi clair4949,
      Thanks for commenting! Would you like a welsh version of this resource? :)

      , Jun 10th
  • teacher

    , Jun 10th
    • Hi cryall96,
      Thank you for your feedback! I'm really glad we could help :)

      , Jun 10th
  • Creative writing and for our trip to the beach !!!

    , Jun 10th
    • Hi misscarroll,
      I'm really glad we could help- have a wonderful trip to the beach! :)

      , Jun 10th
  • creative writing

    , Jun 10th
  • Used for George's Marvellous Medicine writing frames :)

    , Jun 8th
    • Great idea amscott91! :)

      , Jun 8th
  • Doing a pirate theme and plan to use this as a stimulus for writing. We have been shipwrecked on an island and need to get help

    , Jun 7th
    • Sounds fun debbiemarsh, thank you for sharing! :)

      , Jun 7th
  • imag.writing

    , Jun 5th
    • Thanks for commenting on our resources, Betty! It's lovely to hear how you'll be using them :)

      , Jun 5th
  • Writing template for our Treasure Island.

    , Jun 2nd
  • My pirates topic as a writing template.

    , Jun 1st
  • Good for writing weekend news. Good for starting to write activities

    , May 30th
  • Starter for writing.

    , May 30th
  • I use them to work with my pupils in class

    , May 30th
  • summercamp

    , May 29th
  • writing

    , May 28th
  • writing

    , May 27th
  • Writing a note to mom

    , May 26th
  • Kindness topic - writing a kind message to a buddy in the class

    , May 24th
  • Pirate week!

    , May 23rd
  • Teachers are retiring, have bottles needed template.

    , May 22nd
    • Hi there Pastorsha, thanks for your comment! Great idea!

      , May 22nd
  • Who should be rescued from a desert island present perfect simple and continuous practice.

    , May 22nd
    • Hey there Sueueap, thanks for reviewing! I think that sounds like a really fun idea :)

      , May 22nd
  • Holiday task - hook for learning in Letters and Sounds!

    , May 21st
    • Lovely idea deanvalley :)

      , May 21st
  • esl

    , May 20th
  • writing table enhancement

    , May 12th
  • As an activity to go with a guided reading story.

    , May 7th
  • Handwriting intervention

    , May 5th
  • As an activity accompanying the novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo. We are creating a Mistake Tree.

    , May 4th
  • KS1 writing a potion

    , May 3rd
  • Early years pirate mini topic

    , May 2nd
  • I am using this for Yr 6 to write a message of hope to those who are finding life difficult.

    , May 1st
  • Message from a desert island......!

    , Apr 30th
  • Writing activity

    , Apr 24th
  • Writing activity

    , Apr 22nd
  • pirate writing words

    , Apr 15th
  • Writing activity

    , Apr 10th
  • Summer Role Play

    , Apr 2nd
  • art project

    , Mar 29th
  • writing

    , Mar 25th
  • free writing table

    , Mar 18th
  • topic pirates

    , Mar 5th
  • Writing activity

    , Mar 3rd
  • Reading month response to book

    , Mar 1st
  • student using this for story sack.!

    , Feb 19th
  • We are having a pirate day tomorrow.

    , Feb 12th
  • VLL kern 7 piraten

    , Feb 6th
  • Diary writing from a pirate's point of view

    , Feb 2nd
  • Pirate theme. Perfect! Thank you!

    , Jan 27th
  • Using this for Kensuke's Kingdom! It's perfect! Thanks! :-)

    , Jan 21st
  • Kensuke's Kingdom.

    , Jan 16th
  • Writing to the main character in Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

    , Jan 15th
  • In conjunction with BBC 'words in the news' "Message in a Bottle" story for mixed ability EAL students

    , Jan 11th
  • Kensuke's Kingdom and Pirate Topic

    , Jan 7th
  • English lesson linked with book Kensuke's Kingdom

    , Dec 1st
  • a message in a bottle

    , Sep 23rd
  • Reading Michael Morpurgo's: 'Alone on a wide wide sea' book and my class will write their own message back to Kitty in England.

    , Sep 20th
  • literacy intervention programme ks2

    , Sep 5th
  • well I havent tried it yet

    , Jun 23rd
  • Great for a seashore topic I am doing

    , Jun 11th
  • To introduce controlled r "ar" will write list of ar words.

    , Feb 22nd
  • Thank you! this is exactly what I was looking for :)

    , Oct 27th
  • I will use these to make up short rhyming messages or clues for use with a pirate map.

    , Jun 23rd
  • these are fab

    , May 26th
Message in a Bottle Writing Frames

Message in a Bottle Writing Frames - This simple yet effective writing frame is great for encouraging your children to get creative during independent pirate themed writing activities. Try giving your children a prompt such as "You're stuck on a desert island and have no ship to leave on. Your only hope is to write a letter, put it in a bottle, and hope someone finds it." Available in various lined versions including an editable word document for you to add your own text to!

Why not also check out our lovely pirate ship resources?

This resource is available in Standard, Editable, Fully Lined, Lined and Narrow Lined.
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