Explanation writing, causal connectives, fun dice activity, 'Explain yourself', warm ups, models

Explanation writing, causal connectives, fun dice activity, 'Explain yourself', warm ups, models

Explanation writing is one of the trickier non-fiction genres in the primary curriculum. Although we rarely explain sequences using formal language, we often explain things in every day terms. How do you complete that level of the game? How do you do that magic trick? How did you solve that problem? There is a group of words and phrases that can help explain cause and effect more precisely. These can be called ‘causal connectives’. This is not a strictly defined group of words – more collection of conjunctions, adverbs and other cohesive devices that can be useful for this genre of writing. Try the dice activity ‘Explain yourself’ and watch your class get comfortable using these connectives aloud as they explain diverse subjects including ‘how to take the perfect selfie’ and ‘how the digestive system works’. When they are ready, they can write some of their favourite explanations, using causal connectives with accuracy. NEW! I have now added 4 simple oral warm up activities. These encourage to children to rehearse useful vocabulary (consequently, as a result of this, so, so that, therefore, however) and add brackets to explanation sentences. Try that tricky language aloud before you get into any writing! I have also added 7 model explanations to give some ideas of things to write about.
extra golden-time
300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks (This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there! Many thanks Copyright T.Taylor NOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.
whizzbangbang
Fun My Body English Exercises - My Body Visual Story Prompts and Worksheets - And 31 Teaching Tasks!

Fun My Body English Exercises - My Body Visual Story Prompts and Worksheets - And 31 Teaching Tasks!

You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different body parts and their uses being shown in each of the photos. Lots of fun, English based activities about my body, including anagrams and idioms. I have also included my 31 teaching activity guide for more ideas about how to use the images from the story prompts in different activities. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching set of story prompts. The students could also take five of the laminated photos and create them into a story . The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
30 Pictures of Space + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

30 Pictures of Space + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different space bodies and view of Earth being shown in each of the photos. This pack contains a 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide using these photo flash cards. These activities are quick and fun to do and will improve both your students' memory and vocabulary skills. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Space and our Solar System. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different space bodies. The students can then discuss what they think living in space would be like. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

You will save countless hours of marking time with these ingenious ideas. INSTEAD OF......(common mistake), try................(new time saving solution!) These are highly praised and have been adopted at whole-school levels. 50 great ideas with scanned examples (If you search '300 lesson activities - you will see that my products are popular here on TES. This product is just as good!).
whizzbangbang
Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - May 2018 Update!

Non-Chronological Reports / Information writing on Tigers - Boys Writing - May 2018 Update!

UPDATED with LOTS more resources Perfect for Years 3-5 when studying non-chronological reports / information writing, with differentiated worksheets, great for getting boys interested! I have updated this pack of resources with much much more. Now includes… -Online ‘Prezi’ I made (the link for this online Presentation I made covering the WHOLE UNIT) This really is extremely useful and took a TON of time to make, the link is at the bottom of the lesson plan to access and can be used online to present the topic. -Weekly and individual lesson plan -Powerpoint -Worksheets -Example of shared write and completed notes -Big Cat information book -Short downloaded video about Tigers (I do not claim to own this portion of the resource.)
dave_orritt
Name randomiser with extras...

Name randomiser with extras...

This randomises your class so a random pupil will be asked a question. It also randomises what question they will answer. It will also determine if they get a reward!
Boosteration
TO DO LIST

TO DO LIST

Over the years, I have perfected how to manage a huge workload. The key is to have a good to-do-list template. Follow my personal template and follow the simple 9 instructions to lighten your workload. You will find that you hardly ever feel stressed about workload again. Your capacity for work will also increase. You will never carry anything in your head again. You can leave work without taking anything home in your head!
Boosteration
30 Uses Of Stones Photos PowerPoint Presentation + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

30 Uses Of Stones Photos PowerPoint Presentation + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For These Cards

Are you looking at the different uses of stone? I have collected 30 high quality photos of different stone objects for you to share with your class. This pack contains a 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide using these photo flash cards. These activities are quick and fun to do and will improve both your students' memory and vocabulary skills. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different uses of stones being shown in each of photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about how we use stone. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into the different uses of stone. The students can then discuss why they think each one was used. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
19 Photos And Images Of Uses Of Rubber PowerPoint + 31 Ways To Use This Resource In The Classroom

19 Photos And Images Of Uses Of Rubber PowerPoint + 31 Ways To Use This Resource In The Classroom

Are you teaching about the uses of different materials? Are you looking for photos and images about the different uses of rubber? I have collected together 17 different images of things made of rubber you can share with your class. This pack contains a 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide using these photo flash cards. These activities are quick and fun to do and will improve both your students' memory and vocabulary skills. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different uses of rubber being shown in each of photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about uses of rubber. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different uses of rubber. The students can then discuss what they think why people use rubber. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty