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Dragons' Den Persuasive Project! (Building Speaking & Listening and Persuasive Writing Skills!)
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Dragons' Den Persuasive Project! (Building Speaking & Listening and Persuasive Writing Skills!)

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This resource is perfect for enabling students to build both their persuasive writing and their speaking and listening skills. Based upon the popular BBC series 'Dragons' Den', students have the opportunity to research, design, pitch, and evaluate arguments for their own inventions, whilst simultaneously analysing persuasive pitches, revising persuasive techniques, structuring arguments and articulating convincingly. Included is a 16 page booklet (I would say at least 4-5 hour lessons of tasks) that lead students to: - Introduce themselves and their interests; - Watch persuasive pitches (links included) and identify persuasive devices; - Analyse why persuasive devices are effective; - Structure an analysis appropriately; - Brainstorm ideas for an invention using imagination and helpful aiding questions; - Formulate an argument by considering key questions and counter arguments; - Write and present a persuasive pitch; - Peer-evaluate and self-evaluate persuasive pitches. I have also provided some examples of news stories featuring the worst and best pitches from the den, in order to provoke discussion about what makes a strong pitch. All images are licensed for commercial use and are cited throughout.
Creativity Assembly!
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Creativity Assembly!

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This fun and original assembly aids children in understanding the value of being creative in all of their endeavours, through: Understanding what creativity is, and recognising why it is such an important skill; Understanding that creativity is a trait within everyone (including themselves) that should be encouraged and harnessed; Observing some amazing examples of what creativity can result in; Learning strategies to demonstrate creativity in their own lives. This assembly is tried and tested, and has always been really well received in the past. The slides are visually engaging and well-presented, and the subject matter is tailored to the interests and needs of young people. The session also includes a fun role-play task to demonstrate how everyone can be creative and the internet link to a beautiful, thought-provoking video demonstrating the power of creativity. There are also various discussion prompts to enable children to understand how they can be creative in different areas of their own lives. The slides are fairly self-explanatory, but I’ve included guidance notes to assist the speaker. Hope that you find this useful!
Formal Letter Writing!
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Formal Letter Writing!

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This stimulating and informative lesson develops students’ skills in creating formal letters that precisely meet the content, language and structural features of the form. In particular, they gain an in-depth understanding of how formal letters should be set out on the page, what information should be included within them, and what style they should be written in, in order to meet form, audience and purpose. Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they: -Understand when and where formal letters are an appropriate form of communication; -Unjumble a model example of a formal letter in order to establish its structure; -Work collaboratively to identify and analyse the content and language features in further model examples of formal letters; -Create a success criteria for effective formal letters (although a ready-made success criteria is included); -Write their own formal letters, using a structure strip and helpsheet (if needed) and the techniques that they have learnt; -Peer/self-assess their writing attempts. There are enough resources here really for two lessons, including: -Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint; -Formal letters x 3 (a complaint, information about a school trip, and a covering letter for a job application) -Formal letters structure strip; -Formal letters helpsheet; -Step-by-step lesson plan. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.
Non-Chronological Reports!
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Non-Chronological Reports!

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This stimulating and informative lesson develops students’ skill in creating non-chronological reports that precisely meet the content, language and structural features of the form. In particular, they gain an in-depth understanding of how non-chronological reports are ordinarily set out on the page, what information should be included within them, and what style they should be written in, in order to meet form and purpose. These resources contain 3 example non-chronological reports, differentiated by the accessibility of their language. Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they: -Define what non-chronological letters are and clarify their purpose; Establish the structural features of non-chronological letters; -Work collaboratively to identify and analyse the content and language features in further model examples of non-chronological reports; -Create a success criteria for effective non-chronological reports; -Write their own non-chronological reports, using a planning sheet (if needed) and the techniques that they have learnt; -Peer/self-assess their writing attempts. There are enough resources here really for two lessons, including: -Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint; -Non-chronological reports x 3 (based on tennis, great white sharks, and Dubai) -Non-chronological reports structure worksheet; -Non chronological reports planning sheet; -Step-by-step lesson plan. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.
Behaviour Management CPD Session!
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Behaviour Management CPD Session!

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This CPD session offers an engaging and original approach to improving behaviour management practices. Grounded in educational research, this CPD session is interactive, well-structured, and has been successfully tried and tested. The aim of the CPD session is to develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed in order to utilise behaviour management even more effectively in lessons, and it achieves this by embarking upon the following learning journey: 1. Fully understanding the various reasons for challenging behaviour; 2. Observing and analysing behaviour management practices through a Youtube video; 3. Evaluating the main behaviour concerns in the participants' school/classrooms 4. Gaining familiarity with a range of research and theory suggesting the best methods and strategies for a number of different challenging situations; 5, Planning effective behaviour management strategies to prevent and combat challenging behaviour in the participants' real-life classrooms. Included in this pack are: Full PowerPoint presentation, a hyperlinked video for analysis, cards fro the Diamond Nine activity, a top tips helpsheet, instructions for the main group task, and guidance for trainers/ presenters. All images and videos are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide.
Upper KS2 Computing Huge Knowledge Organisers Bundle!
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Upper KS2 Computing Huge Knowledge Organisers Bundle!

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These clear, detailed and visually-appealing resources offer a complete reference point for subject leaders, teachers, parents and children covering the computing curriculum at upper KS2. Included are organisers based on: -Year 5: Computing Systems and Networks -Year 5: Creating Media - Vector Drawing -Year 5: Creating Media - Video Editing -Year 5: Data and Information - Flat-File Databases -Year 5: Programming - Selection in Physical Computing -Year 5: Programming - Quizzes in Scratch -Year 6: Computing Systems and Networks -Year 6: Creating Media - Web Page Creation -Year 6: Creating Media - 3-D Modelling -Year 6: Data and Information - Spreadsheets -Year 6: Programming - Variables in Games -Year 6: Programming - Using Micro:bits The content is fully aligned with the age-related expectations for upper KS2 children in computing. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDF and Word versions (so that you can edit if you want to).
The Merchant of Venice Huge Bundle!
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The Merchant of Venice Huge Bundle!

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THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY BOOKLET, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the play, understanding the writer’s ideas within the play, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Shakespeare’s language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
Travel Brochure Writing!
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Travel Brochure Writing!

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This engaging and stimulating lesson enables students to create travel brochure texts containing appropriate and imaginative language choices, utilising a range of different language techniques with subtlety in order to craft writing that serves the dual purpose of being descriptive and persuasive. In particular, students learn how descriptive language such as of similes, metaphors, and personification, in addition to persuasive devices such as statistics, rhetorical questions, and personal pronouns, can help to create truly authentic and effective travel brochure pieces. The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to: - Define what travel brochures are and understand their purposes; - Identify the persuasive and descriptive language devices that travel brochure writers employ - Analyse the effects of the language in a model travel brochure text; - Utilise a clear and challenging success criteria document in order to construct their own travel brochure pieces; - Self/Peer assess travel writing attempts. This resource pack includes: - A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - An interesting and ambitious travel writing extract (with a highlighted version for teachers): -A logical and challenging worksheet, encouraging students to analyse key features; - A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.
An Inspector Calls Huge Bundle!
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An Inspector Calls Huge Bundle!

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THIS HUGE BUNDLE PACK CONTAINS ALL OF THE 'AN INSPECTOR CALLS LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of J.B Priestley’s classic play ‘An Inspector Calls.’ The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of plot, character, context, and language, in addition to considering the key messages being offered by Priestley. All of the resources that you need are included in the bundle: informative and engaging whole lesson PowerPoints, worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. The bundle is made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, including: - The Context of the Play; - Arthur Birling; - Priestley’s Dramatic Devices; - Sheila and Gerald; - Sybil and Eric Birling Double Lesson; - Inspector Goole (Priestley’s message) - The An Inspector Calls Pointless Game. - The An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activity Booklet. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging.
Lower KS2 Computing Knowledge Organisers Bundle!
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Lower KS2 Computing Knowledge Organisers Bundle!

12 Resources
These clear, detailed and visually-appealing resources offer a complete reference point for subject leaders, teachers, parents and children covering the computing curriculum at lower KS2. Included are organisers based on: -Year 3: Computing Systems and Networks - Digital Devices -Year 3: Creating Media - Animations -Year 3: Creating Media - Desktop Publishing -Year 3: Programming - Events and Actions in Scratch -Year 3: Programming - Sequencing in Scratch -Year3: Data and Information - Data Logging -Year 4: Computing Systems and Networks - The Internet -Year 4: Creating Media - Audio Editing -Year 4: Creating Media - Desktop Publishing -Year 4: Programming - Repetition in Scratch -Year 4: Programming - Repetition in Shapes -Year 4: Data and Information - Data Logging The content is fully aligned with the age-related expectations for lower KS2 children in computing. The resources are designed to be printed onto A3, and are provided as both PDF and Word versions (so that you can edit if you want to).
Stone Cold Big Bundle!
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Stone Cold Big Bundle!

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THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE STONE COLD LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Robert Swindells’ ‘Stone Cold.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, identifying the traits of key characters, settings, and themes, understanding dramatic and language devices, and relating the text to its social and historical context. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
The Big Enterprise Project!
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The Big Enterprise Project!

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This engaging investigation activity allows students to use develop their innovation, creativity and collaboration skills to control the direction of their enterprise project. The resource set guides students through the entire project, from conception to evaluation, and includes resources/ guidance for the following activities: -Deciding upon different roles within their groups, in order to carry out multiple tasks effectively; -Designing a company name and appropriate logo and slogan; -Researching their product area, including competitors and USPs; -Conducting market research; -Budgeting; -Detailed product design; -Packaging design; -Creating instructions for users; -Formulating and presenting a persuasive pitch; -Surveying the target audience for their feedback; -Self-evaluating strengths and areas for development. A comprehensive PowerPoint presentation guides students through the project. There are at least a week’s worth of resources in here, enabling students to fully immerse themselves in the project. I orignally have used this with KS2 and KS3 students, but they could reasonably be adapted for students in KS4. All images have been cited at the end of the PowerPoint presentation and are licensed for commercial use.
KS1 Science Knowledge Organisers Bundle!
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KS1 Science Knowledge Organisers Bundle!

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These clear, detailed and visually-appealing resources offer a complete reference point for all 8 units from Years 1-2 within the science National Curriculum. Year 1 Knowledge Organisers: -Animals, including Humans; -Plants; -Everyday Materials; -Seasonal Changes. Year 2 Knowledge Organisers: -Animals, including Humans; -Plants; -Living Things and their Habitats; -Use of Everyday Materials The organisers are separated into logical compartments, based on the key curriculum expectations. Each resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
Murder Mystery Investigation!
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Murder Mystery Investigation!

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There's been a murder! This exciting, engaging investigation activity allows students to control the direction of their own learning, through speaking, listening, discussing, and reasoning. I initially created these resources to provide something interesting for the students to engage with for their Functional Skills Speaking and Listening discussions, but it has since been used across Citizenship and PSHE departments, as well as by form groups, as a catalyst for social and moral discussions. Students play detectives aiming to solve the case of a death of an old lady. Using a range of evidence, from video clips, to interviews with key suspects, to positioning events on maps, students work in teams to try and solve the case. They must use skills of communication, to decide which leads to prioritise, and which evidence to discount. They also need to use their skills of literacy, to read and understand key evidence, and skills of numeracy to ensure that they keep their case within budget! Included in this resource pack are: - Full PowerPoint lesson talking students through the case; - A range of 'Exhibits' - evidence that the students use to build a case, including video clips; - A map of the local area, to help visualise the events leading up to the death; - Budgetting and recording sheets to track their progress; - A prime supsects list; - Clue cards containing interviews with prime supsects; - Full teacher guidance. Considering the time and effort that it took to create these resources, I think that they offer exceptional value. Whenever I have used this activity before, it has taken at least 2-3 lessons, including the introduction, investigation, conclusions, and evaluation. I orignally have used this with lower ability Year 8,9, and 10 groups, but colleagues have adapted it easily for students of all key stages. All images have been cited at the end of the PowerPoint presentation and are licensed for commercial use.
Huge KS2 Science Knowledge Organisers Bundle!
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Huge KS2 Science Knowledge Organisers Bundle!

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These clear, detailed and visually-appealing resources offer a complete reference point for all 20 units from Years 3-6 within the science National Curriculum. Year 3 Knowledge Organisers: -Animals, including Humans; -Forces and Magnets; -Plants; -Rocks; -Light. Year 4 Knowledge Organisers: -Animals, including Humans; -Electricity; -Living Things and their Habitats; -Sound; -States of Matter. Year 5 Knowledge Organisers: -Animals, including Humans; -Earth and Space; -Forces; -Living Things and their Habitats; -Properties and Changes of Materials. Year 6 Knowledge Organisers: -Animals, including Humans; -Evolution and Inheritance; -Electricity; -Living Things and their Habitats; -Light. The organisers are separated into logical compartments, based on the key curriculum expectations. Each resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
Refugees - Brian Bilston - Comprehension Activities Booklet!
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Refugees - Brian Bilston - Comprehension Activities Booklet!

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This 16-page resource booklet contains a wide range of challenging and engaging comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Brian Bilston’s poem ‘Refugees.’ This is a clever poem that can be read in two ways - offering two perspectives regarding attitudes to refugees. Teachers have found the activities particularly useful throughout teaching, or for revision or guided reading sessions. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and it is clearly highlighted within each task regarding which assessment strands the task is designed to demonstrate. It is provided in both Word (to allow for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure for consistency of formatting between computers). Activities within the booklet include (amongst many others): ‘Analysing Context’ - helping students to ‘Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written.’ ‘Analysing Subject Matter, Language and Structure’ - to help students to ‘Analyse the language, form and structure used by a writer to create meanings and effects, using relevant subject terminology where appropriate.’ ‘The Speaker’ - to help students to ‘Read, understand and respond to texts. Students should be able to: maintain a critical style and develop an informed personal response use textual references, including quotations, to support and illustrate interpretations.’
Informal Letter Writing!
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Informal Letter Writing!

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This stimulating and informative lesson develops students’ skill in creating informal letters that precisely meet the content, language and structural features of the form. In particular, they gain an in-depth understanding of how informal letters should be set out on the page, what information should be included within them, and what style they should be written in, in order to meet form, audience and purpose. Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they: -Understand why letter writing is still important in the present day; -Unjumble a model example of an informal letter in order to establish its structure; -Work collaboratively to identify and analyse the content and language features in further model examples of informal letters; -Create a success criteria for effective informal letters (although a ready-made success criteria is included); -Write their own informal letters, using a structure strip and helpsheet (if needed) and the techniques that they have learnt; -Peer/self-assess their writing attempts. There are enough resources here really for two lessons, including: -Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint; -Informal letters x 3 (based on The Simpsons, Batman, and Harry Potter characters) -Informal letters structure strip; -Informal letters helpsheet; -Step-by-step lesson plan. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.
Frankenstein Huge Bundle!
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Frankenstein Huge Bundle!

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THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE FRANKENSTEIN LESSONS, PLUS THE 30 PAGE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of Mary Shelley's horror classic 'Frankenstein.' The lessons enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key features of plot, character, context, and language, in addition to considering the key themes and ideas running throughout the text. All of the resources that you need are included in the bundle: informative and engaging whole lesson PowerPoints, worksheets, activities, and lesson plans. The bundle is made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, including: - The Context of Frankenstein; - Victor Frankenstein - The Tragic Hero; - Shifting Narrative Viewpoints: - Shelley's Description of the Monster; - The Monster's Murders - Justified? - The Frankenstein Pointless Game - Frankenstein Comprehension Booklet - Frankenstein Knowledge Organiser Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging.
Writing Emails!
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Writing Emails!

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This stimulating and informative lesson develops students’ skill in creating emails that precisely meet the needs of their audience and purpose. In particular, they gain an in-depth understanding of how emails should be structured, what information should be included within them, and what style they should be written in, in order to meet their audience and purpose. Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they: -Understand when and where emails are an appropriate form of communication; -Establish the structural features of emails; -Work collaboratively to identify and analyse the content and language features in further model examples of emails; -Understand how email features are influenced by the purpose and audience of the email; -Create a success criteria for writing emails (although a ready-made success criteria is included); -Write their own emails, using a helpsheet (if needed) and the techniques that they have learnt; -Peer/self-assess their writing attempts. There are enough resources here really for two lessons, including: -Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint; -Email examples x 3 -Email purpose and audience sorting cards; -Writing emails helpsheet; -Structure of emails worksheet; -Step-by-step lesson plan. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.
Social Media Blog Writing Template
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Social Media Blog Writing Template

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This writing resource is perfect for use in literacy/writing lessons across the curriculum. Bright, colourful, and realistic, this resource enriches students' writing experiences whilst enabling them to showcase the skills and knowledge that they have picked up throughout their learning. This lesson is also available as a part of a larger multi-media writing template bundle from TandLGuru that includes: Facebook page template, email template, messenger template, tabloid template, broadsheet template, and a postcard template. Most are easily editable and visually stimulating for students.