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10 Things in my 'Back to School' Bag

10 Things in my 'Back to School' Bag

A fun and easy-to-do 'back to school' activity for your new class, which is ideal for getting to know each other and for creating a first day display. The objective of the lesson is for the children to create an imaginative list of 10 things that they would like to have in their school bag for the first day of a new school year. Their choices can be as strange or as sensible as they like, allowing for plenty of creative writing opportunities. The resource has two writing frames - one for a simple decorative piece and one for adding more imaginative written details - so the task can easily be differentiated to your class' needs. I have used the activity across KS2, but it can also be easily adapted for younger children. Includes: • Teacher PowerPoint presentation - provides instructions and examples for introducing the activity. • Writing frame 1 - can be completed with personal details and the 10 chosen items and then used for display. • Writing frame 2 - can be used to add imaginative written details about each of the children's 10 items and can then also form part of the display. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

A Christmas Carol Study Guide/Work Booklet

A Christmas Carol Study Guide/Work Booklet

100 page study aid range of activities context chapter (stave) analysis key quotes Character analysis exam preparation essay planning GCSE style questions tasks Can be used as a revision booklet, set as homework or used alongside class reading.

By Elocin123

Ancient Kingdom of Benin Topic Unit Plan (6 Weeks)

Ancient Kingdom of Benin Topic Unit Plan (6 Weeks)

This resource has been planned for a 6-week Half-Term. It connects the curriculums for Design Technology, Geography, Art & Design, English, and History. Children will investigate the Ancient Kingdom of Benin, as outlined in the 2014 National Curriculum of England History standards. The English units that are included are Narrative Texts (involving elephant hunting), Persuasive Texts (about returning stolen art to modern Nigeria), Information Texts (about poaching), and Explanation Texts (about artistic choices on a commemorative Oba head). Units are also available separately, lasting for one week each: Outcome 1: Design the head of an Oba (English, Art, Design Technology) Outcome 2: Write a persuasive text about returning stolen art from Ancient Benin (English, History, Art) Outcome 3: Write a Narrative Text about Bravery (English, History) Outcome 4: Write an Information Text about Elephant Poaching (History, Geography, Science, English) Outcome 5: Design a Thumb Piano (History, Art, Design Technology, English) **Link also included to digital file for editing and sharing on learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Seesaw.

By erinbrasington

@AllRoundRes ULTIMATE PEEL Paragraph Guide! + Planning Pages!

@AllRoundRes ULTIMATE PEEL Paragraph Guide! + Planning Pages!

Firstly, if you choose to download my resource(s), please take the time to leave a rating (as I know most of don't really bother) - I do really value your feedback. ***** FOLLOW @AllRoundRes, to stay up-to-date with the latest resources and news! ***** #GetYourLearnOn I created this resource to be used a display in classrooms to show and explain what a PEEL paragraph is. It is designed to help students understand what a PEEL paragraph is and how they can use it in their writing, across all subjects and levels. The resource itself is split into 4 different posters/displays/worksheets. The first is a guide to show what each letter of PEEL stands for and how you form a paragraph using the acronym. It also gives simple image to illustrate the main point of the letter. The second includes a range of sentence starters for each of the letters, giving students a starting point form and write a PEEL paragraph. The third gets students to think about what they need to do when forming a peel paragraph. Giving simple questions, that students should think about and try to find out before writing the paragraph. The fourth is writing frame template to help student form and write the perfect PEEL paragraph. Also, included is a variety of different planning sheets, to help students prepare and plan what they are going to write in their paragraph. All 5 planning pages coincide with colour codes of PEEL for each letter, perfect to help students get their learning and understanding together to form the perfect paragraph! All slides are colour coded, in conjunction with PEEL, so each letter has its own colour. You could print them in A3 size to display around your classroom, so if students get stuck they can refer to them. Or, you could print onto one sheet and hand to students to put in their diary or stick in their books for future reference. The template page you could print a few up and pin them to a board so student can take one to help them when needed. I would suggest printing them in colour, to get maximum use of the individual colour coded letters. *************************************************************************************** If you have any queries, questions or concerns, then please email allroundresources@gmail or alternatively write a comment describing your needs, where I will be happy to help! ***** Be sure to follow me, to keep update with my most recent uploaded resources! *****

By AllRoundResources

KS1 & 2 Writing Flipchart

KS1 & 2 Writing Flipchart

This 23 page Flipchart is designed to support KS1 and 2 students with their written classwork and homework in the National Curriculum. With 20 pages including: punctuation, parts of a sentence, nouns, adjectives for characters and settings, verbs, adverbs, synonyms for overused words, conjunctions, reading comprehension questions for parents and teachers, plus a writing checklist for children to self assess. Each page has clear examples for how to use the Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary. This resource can be printed and bound as a Flipchart or a Book. Children can focus on one target or several. If their target is to use more adverbs in their writing they use the contents page to find out what page the adverbs are on and flick to that page. Then they can choose a suitable and more interesting adverb to put into their writing. Though this resource was originally intended to support KS1 students, after I researched all the vocabulary and tested it with several of my KS2 students they also found it very helpful therefore I recommend it for KS2, especially lower abilities. The Font is OpenDyslexic which has bottom heavy letters to support those students that are visually impaired or have Dyslexia.

By richardflook9

Greek Mythology Creative Project: god and goddess Bumper Stickers

Greek Mythology Creative Project: god and goddess Bumper Stickers

Students create "bumper stickers" using various literary devices to make their chosen god or goddess memorable. When I do this project, I simply cut cardstock in half and give it to students to decorate and write on. Example include: "Got Wheat?" (for Demeter), "Mighty Aphrodite!", "Are you Ridin' the waves with Poseidon?" This document includes project details, an easily modified grading rubric, and a practice section focusing on the use of literary devices in real world bumper stickers.

By carolinemariehopkins

Inference Writing with pictures and graphic organizers

Inference Writing with pictures and graphic organizers

This inference writing activity comes with a teacher powerpoint to display. Teach inference in steps with real life pictures. Students write what they know from a picture and then infer what happened before, during, and after the picture was taken using a graphic organizer. Students then use this to sequence a story based on the picture. Venn Diagram for students to compare and contrast inferences they made about the same photo. Pages of download: 1- Cover 2- For the teacher 3-What is inference? Poster 4-7- Introduction to activity and class example 8- instructions to turn inferences into a written story 9- writing sheet 10 - Venn Diagram to compare and contrast with other student inferences 11 - Instructions for individualized writing 12-21 - 10 different real life pictures with graphic organizers following the same inferencing and writing steps 22- student writing sheet 23 - Venn Diagram 24-26 - Credits and Terms of Use

By ashleybrennan

K-2 The Writing Process Folder, Classroom Posters, and Writing Sheets

K-2 The Writing Process Folder, Classroom Posters, and Writing Sheets

This writing folder is the perfect way for students to keep track of where they are in the writing process. By combining two folders, students who work at different paces, can place their work in the section of the folder that correlates where they are in the writing process. This also reinforces the process overall. This download includes directions for assembling the folder using two 2-pocket folders, student brainstorming sheet and several writing sheets, and classroom posters.

By ashleybrennan

Grades 3-5 The Writing Process Folder, Classroom Posters, and Writing Sheets

Grades 3-5 The Writing Process Folder, Classroom Posters, and Writing Sheets

This writing folder is the perfect way for students to keep track of where they are in the writing process. By combining two folders, students who work at different paces, can place their work in the section of the folder that correlates where they are in the writing process. This also reinforces the process overall. This download includes directions for assembling the folder using two 2-pocket folders, graphic organizers and writing sheets, and classroom posters.

By ashleybrennan