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Punctuation Basics

Punctuation Basics

These resources are useful for those looking to offer a brief introduction or revision of punctuation and homophones. The main punctuation PowerPoint is a detailed and comprehensive guide to essential aspects of punctuation, with the summary sheet acting as a useful revision tool for students to stick in their workbooks. Also included is an engaging Active Learning activity to test pupil knowledge of homophones. These resources have been effective in teaching KS3 pupils, but can be used for all ages in revising the basics.

By mcrossan92

Year 5 and 6 Writing Project

Year 5 and 6 Writing Project

This is a project I wrote for Sussex County Cricket Club. The year 5 pupils who completed the project outperformed their peers by 12% in Year 6 the following year. This project has grammar, spelling and punctuation embedded throughout and includes writing opportunities such as a player profile, a sports report and a creative writing task. Please note that the competition referred to is no longer live but there are some fun and challenging activities here for upper key stage 2.

By MCMLearningMark

Key Stage 2 Spelling Flash cards and activities

Key Stage 2 Spelling Flash cards and activities

These flash cards cover the whole Key Stage 2 spelling appendices and also include several other age-appropriate words such as homophones and homonyms. As well as being perfect for small-group and peer spelling activities, there are also spelling games for the pupils to pay. The cards need printing and slicing, but once this is complete the learning possibilities are endless.

By MCMLearningMark

The Ship

The Ship

This is the fifth of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 500 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

A School Day Out

A School Day Out

This is the fourth of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 400 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

At the Seaside

At the Seaside

This is the third of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 300 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

High Interest Guided Reading Passages - Extreme Sports

High Interest Guided Reading Passages - Extreme Sports

Vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, grammar, spelling, and sequencing activities for each passage. These HIGH INTEREST reading passages are geared toward grade level students and older students reading at a lower level. They are sure to engage students in the reading process. Perfect for small group reading and special education students. There are 10 reading passages that are 3 pages each. Each reading passage includes a vocabulary interactive notebook, vocabulary matching page, grammar, a spelling sort, timeline, and comprehension questions. Activities are aligned to Common Core standards. Answer keys are included. 155 page download. All reading passages include real pictures to further engage students. Also included is a main idea graphic organizer, KWL chart, and Venn Diagram that can be used with all of the passages. The 10 extreme sports included are: Skateboarding Mountain Biking BMX In-line skating Surfing Snowboarding Kayaking Scuba Diving Skydiving BASE Jumping

By ashleybrennan

High Interest Reading Passages Guided Reading - Famous Failures Edition

High Interest Reading Passages Guided Reading - Famous Failures Edition

Vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, grammar, spelling, and sequencing activities for each passage. These HIGH INTEREST reading passages are geared toward grade level students and older students reading at a lower level. They are sure to engage students in the reading process. Perfect for small group reading and special education students. There are 10 reading passages that are 3 pages each. Each reading passage includes a vocabulary interactive notebook, vocabulary matching page, grammar, a spelling sort, timeline, and comprehension questions. Activities are aligned to Common Core standards. Answer keys are included. 190 page download. Check preview file for a SHORT SAMPLE of what comes with each reading passage. All reading passages include real pictures to further engage students. Also included is a main idea graphic organizer, KWL chart, and Venn Diagram that can be used with all of the passages. The 10 Famous Failures included are: Michael Jordan Oprah Winfrey J.K. Rowling Walt Disney Albert Einstein Dr. Seuss Babe Ruth Bill Gates Steve Jobs Lionel Messi

By ashleybrennan

Scattegories starter activity

Scattegories starter activity

Worksheet for start activity in which learners must pick a letter as a class and try and answer all the categories on the sheet with an answer starting with the chosen letter.

By rkristina