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Grammar Year 3 Expanding Sentences Autumn Block 1 Step 4 Lesson Pack

Grammar Year 3 Expanding Sentences Autumn Block 1 Step 4 Lesson Pack

This Year 3 Expanding Sentences lesson pack includes a teaching PowerPoint and differentiated varied fluency, and application and reasoning questions. The varied fluency resource is differentiated in three ways and includes a selection of different questions types. The application and reasoning resource is differentiated in three ways and includes two application questions and one reasoning question types. You can find more resources which follow our GPS scheme of work here.
ClassroomSecrets
Zahra Vocabulary Pack

Zahra Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of the Zahra video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
VocabularyNinja
Romeo and Juliet - Tybalt Act 3 Scene 1

Romeo and Juliet - Tybalt Act 3 Scene 1

A fully differentiated lesson that looks at the key scene of Act 3 Scene 1 from Romeo and Juliet where Tybalt looks for revenge on Romeo for attending the Capulet party and what happens to Romeo and his friend Mercutio as a result. Includes differentiated activities, key quotes, key words and terms and engaging and clear resources that are very useful for students analysing the text regardless of age.
Lead_Practitioner
Grammar Revision Pack

Grammar Revision Pack

This resource has been adapted from one made by TES user - seemasirpal85. This pack is designed to aid Year 6 children in their revision before SATs, but can also be utilised by teachers looking to improve on their subject knowledge and to help them aid their teaching of the grammar terminology. I hope the resource is helpful for you.
morganell
Swing of Change Vocabulary Pack

Swing of Change Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of the Swing of Change video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
VocabularyNinja
Once in a Lifetime Vocabulary Pack

Once in a Lifetime Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of the Once in a Lifetime video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
VocabularyNinja
Adventures are the Pits Vocabulary Pack

Adventures are the Pits Vocabulary Pack

A crammed vocabulary pack to support the teaching of the Adventures are the Pits video as seen on The Literacy Shed. Lists of words linked to the main characters and environments. Plus a full page of associated verbs, nouns and adjectives. All designed to improve pupil independence when writing. Other resources include synonym sections where pupils explore up-leveled vocabulary. Perfect to support your teaching of this video unit.
VocabularyNinja
High School Grammar Packets Bundle (Commas, Verb Tense, Active Voice, & More)

High School Grammar Packets Bundle (Commas, Verb Tense, Active Voice, & More)

This collection of grammar packets is a helpful resource for teaching composition at the high school level. Concepts covered include applying comma and semicolon rules, navigating verb tenses, writing in the active voice, and more. Answer keys for each resource are provided. Grammar Packet: Using Commas, Conjunctions, and Semicolons. This grammar packet covers 12 essential rules for using commas, semicolons, and conjunctions correctly. Students apply their understanding of these rules by making revisions to several sentences. This resource is recommended for high school students enrolled in composition classes emphasizing foundational writing skills. An answer key is included. Grammar Packet: Applying Verb Tenses (Emphasis on Irregular Verbs). This grammar packet includes explanations and examples of verbs in their principal parts with an emphasis on irregular verbs. Practices involve filling in blanks to correctly apply verb tenses. This resource is recommended for middle school students preparing for high school composition classes, as well as for high school students enrolled in composition courses emphasizing foundational writing skills. An answer key is included. Grammar Packet: Writing Numerals and Using Active Voice. This grammar packet covers 16 rules for writing numerals according to standard conventions. It also helps students practice using active voice (and word economy) by revising sentences written in passive voice. This resource is recommended for high school students enrolled in composition classes emphasizing foundational writing skills. An answer key is included. Grammar Packet: Resolving Common Word Usage Errors. This grammar-based resource covers 30 common word usage errors in high school writing and speaking. It is designed to help students recognize and apply standard usage principles in formal communications. This resource is recommended for high school students enrolled in composition classes emphasizing foundational writing skills. An answer key is included. Usage principles covered include the following: ♦ accept vs. except ♦ advice vs. advise ♦ affect vs. effect ♦ all ready vs. already ♦ all right vs. alright ♦ all together vs. altogether ♦ allusion vs. illusion ♦ among vs. between ♦ amount vs. number ♦ anyway vs. anyways ♦ being as/that vs. since ♦ beside vs. besides ♦ could/would/should have vs. could/would/should of ♦ couldn’t care less vs. could care less ♦ each other vs. one another ♦ enthusiastic vs. enthused ♦ farther vs. fewer ♦ fewer vs. less ♦ good vs. well ♦ imply vs. infer ♦ in vs. into ♦ its vs. it’s ♦ lay vs. lie ♦ lose vs. loose ♦ principal vs. principle ♦ regardless vs. irregardless ♦ supposedly vs. supposably ♦ than vs. then ♦ who vs. whom ♦ whose vs. who’s
inquiringmind44
High School Grammar Packet: Resolving Common Word Usage Errors

High School Grammar Packet: Resolving Common Word Usage Errors

This grammar-based resource covers 30 common word usage errors in high school writing and speaking. It is designed to help students recognize and apply standard usage principles in formal communications. This resource is recommended for high school students enrolled in composition classes emphasizing foundational writing skills. An answer key is included. Usage principles covered include the following: ♦ accept vs. except ��� advice vs. advise ♦ affect vs. effect ♦ all ready vs. already ♦ all right vs. alright ♦ all together vs. altogether ♦ allusion vs. illusion ♦ among vs. between ♦ amount vs. number ♦ anyway vs. anyways ♦ being as/that vs. since ♦ beside vs. besides ♦ could/would/should have vs. could/would/should of ♦ couldn’t care less vs. could care less ♦ each other vs. one another ♦ enthusiastic vs. enthused ♦ farther vs. fewer ♦ fewer vs. less ♦ good vs. well ♦ imply vs. infer ♦ in vs. into ♦ its vs. it’s ♦ lay vs. lie ♦ lose vs. loose ♦ principal vs. principle ♦ regardless vs. irregardless ♦ supposedly vs. supposably ♦ than vs. then ♦ who vs. whom ♦ whose vs. who’s
inquiringmind44
ELA Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking Standards handouts/posters

ELA Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking Standards handouts/posters

I created these handouts to post in my reading area and also keep them handy in my plan book. They can guide my planning and instruction. There are 7 handouts/posters: *Foundational Reading *Informational Text Reading *Opinion Writing *Narrative Writing *Informational Writing *Using Language (speaking or writing) *Speaking and Listening
Mathster_Vakkas
NOUN PHRASE: BUNDLE

NOUN PHRASE: BUNDLE

A bundle of 4 resources on noun resources This bundle includes: Handouts: Vocabulary, Types, Structure, Rubrics Worksheets, Exercises, and Task Cards Lesson Plan with Resources Ready to use PowerPoint Presentation Teachers can use these ready-made resources to enhance the vocabulary, language, comprehension, and writing skills of the learners. ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ Here are some other possible uses for these in your classroom: ✿ To challenge early finishers ✿ For effective tutoring ✿ As ESL stations and sub tubs ✿ As holiday work and homework ✿ For small group collaborations ✿ For an end of unit assessments ✿ For reinforcement and enrichment
john421969
Editing Checklist (for writing)

Editing Checklist (for writing)

I created this editing checklist for my students so that they can look over their writing, go through the checklist and make corrections, then they can put their initials in the column by each section. Students can even have a peer-partner look over their writing and make edit suggestions and put their initials in the column by each section as well. I like this checklist because it guides my students through their writing, and helps them be more accountable for the editing process. I adapted this writing checklist from the Lucy Caulkins writing program.
Mathster_Vakkas
Love and Relationships - Climbing My Grandfather

Love and Relationships - Climbing My Grandfather

A fully differentiated lesson that analyses the use of language within Climbing My Grandfather by Andrew Waterhouse. We look at how mountains can be used as metaphors for life, before focusing on the descriptions of the grandfather, Includes an analytical paragraph scaffold, differentiated activities and questions and engaging resources that will prepare KS4 students for AQA English Literature Paper 2. This lesson is also easily adaptable for KS3 students as well.
Lead_Practitioner
Love and Relationships - Singh Song

Love and Relationships - Singh Song

A fully differentiated lesson on Singh Song by Daljit Nagra that analyses how the narrator sees himself, his wife and his relationship to his parents and how they fit into his sense of identity. Includes key words, key quotes, differentiated activities and visually engaging and interesting resources for students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 at KS4, but can also be easily adapted for KS3 students as well.
Lead_Practitioner
ADVERBIAL PHRASE: BUNDLE

ADVERBIAL PHRASE: BUNDLE

A bundle of 4 resources on adverbial phrases. This bundle includes: Handouts: Vocabulary, Types, Structure, Adverbs, Rubrics Worksheets, Exercises, and Task Cards Lesson Plan with Resources Ready to use PowerPoint Presentation Teachers can use these ready-made resources to enhance the vocabulary, language, grammar, and writing skills of the learners. ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ Here are some other possible uses for these in your classroom: ✿ To challenge early finishers ✿ For effective tutoring ✿ As ESL stations and sub tubs ✿ As holiday work and homework ✿ For small group collaborations ✿ For an end of unit assessments ✿ For reinforcement and enrichment
john421969
Persuasive Devices, Examples, Ideas, Sample Questions and More

Persuasive Devices, Examples, Ideas, Sample Questions and More

A huge 23 page document that gives you everything students need to write effective detailed and well developed persuasive pieces. It consists of definitions and a host of examples (most have between 10 and 20) of 31 persuasive devices which include more sophisticated techniques such as parallel structure, antanagogue, absurdity, weasel words, neologisms, allusion, delayed epithet, hypophora, distinction and metabasis. All of the better known devices such as rhetorical questions, emotive language etc are present as are examples of how to use punctuation for persuasive effect such as ellipsis and inverted commas. There is a list of 34 topics for debate followed by 13 AQA style GCSE Language Paper 2 Question 5s. Also provided are 14 ideas that students can choose between to build any argument around which will help them avoid repeating the same point in their writing. 10 mnemonics are included to help students remember these argument ideas. The resource ends with a handy checklist to aid students in ensuring their writing uses the conventions of a persuasive piece. This resource acts as an excelling addition to any scheme of learning or works very well alone. It is also a useful reference when focusing on specific skills with any age group.
elaine253
Love and Relationships - Before You Were Mine

Love and Relationships - Before You Were Mine

A fully differentiated lesson on Before You Were Mine by Carol Ann Duffy that analyses how the narrator sees her relationship with her mother, and how she feels her mother may have changed since she was born and the mother became ‘mine’. Includes key words, key quotes, differentiated activities and visually engaging and interesting resources for students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 at KS4, but can also be easily adapted for KS3 students as well.
Lead_Practitioner
Parenthesis: brackets, dashes, and commas

Parenthesis: brackets, dashes, and commas

A fact-sheet explaining the use of brackets, dashes and commas covering the Y5 curriculum. 2 sheets of SAT’s style questions. Suitable for Y5 SPAG teaching, homework task or SAT’s revision.
hashwor2
The Simpsons - Murder Mystery

The Simpsons - Murder Mystery

Contains a PowerPoint and worksheet based around The Simpsons, a Murder Mystery. The whole PowerPoint is based around children reading and listening and picking out important pieces of information based around the death of Mr Burns. They must then infer and make connections between the information and decide who they thought the killer was and why using evidence to back up their ideas. This is perfect as a way of showing children how to get important information. It is also extremely fun and engaging.
HollywoodR95
AQA Speaking and Listening KS4 Takeaway Homework Menu

AQA Speaking and Listening KS4 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS4 students who are practicing for their speaking and listening assessments. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! The full KS4 and KS3 Homework Takeaway Menus are also available as a bundle KS4 https://bit.ly/2zYWmlp KS3 https://bit.ly/2LKsBGs The Literary Extracts and Creative Writing Takeaway Menus are also available https://bit.ly/2O9iSLm
podmc002
Spelling Punctuation and Grammar Takeaway Homework Menu

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS3 and KS4 students who are practicing for their English GCSEs. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! Attachments are also included in the powerpoint presentation. The full KS3 and KS4 Homework Takeaway Menus are also available as a bundle KS4 https://bit.ly/2zYWmlp KS3 https://bit.ly/2LKsBGs
podmc002
AQA English Language Paper 2 AQA KS4 Takeaway Homework Menu

AQA English Language Paper 2 AQA KS4 Takeaway Homework Menu

This takeaway homework menu is aimed at KS4 students who are studying GCSE English Language. The menu has differentiated tasks from Extra Mild through to Extra Hot and makes learning fun! All extracts that are relevant to the homework tasks are included in this resource. The full KS4 and KS3 Homework Takeaway Menus are also available as a bundle KS4 https://bit.ly/2zYWmlp KS3 https://bit.ly/2LKsBGs The English Language Paper 1 Takeaway Menu is also available https://bit.ly/2JNoTtI
podmc002
Literacy: Read, Question, Answer

Literacy: Read, Question, Answer

A read, question and then answer worksheet. Designed to improve reading, writing and analytical skills. Designed for KS1 but can also be used for KS2.
dp2912
Video Rose by Jacqueline Wilson - Unit of Work

Video Rose by Jacqueline Wilson - Unit of Work

You will get files in a Word document as well as PDF format so it is easily editable. This will save you hours of work! This resource contains a range of vocabulary and quality discussion questions for each section of the novel. It also includes a choice of follow-up tasks children could complete as they read the book. It is designed to last 7 weeks, however it can be adapted to suit your learners. I have used it in my classroom following the Highland Literacy Project’s way of organising reading in the upper primary classroom. Children engage in reading 3 times per week: Session 1 - Pupils discuss the text, read the set pages independently and look up new vocabulary from the pages they have read. Session 2 - Pupils discuss the pages read with their group and the teacher. Session 3 - Pupils complete a follow-up task based on their book to demonstrate further understanding. When I have used this, I have printed a few pages of the document to share between pupils in the reading group. For Week 1, Session 1 - pupils use page 1 of the document. For Week 1, Session 2 - pupils use page 2 of the document. For Week 1, Session 3 - pupils have completed follow-up tasks in their jotters. I hope you find this resource useful, however you choose to use it!
missdickson7
AQA English KS4 Takeaway Homework Menus

AQA English KS4 Takeaway Homework Menus

10 KS4 takeaway homework menus specifically for KS4 schemes of learning. Each menu has a different takeaway restaurant from Mcdonalds to Wagamama and starts with “Extra Mild” through to “Extra Hot” to reach those high achievers. All menus contain 6 extracts relevant to the questions on the powerpoint slides that follow. See below for the list of work schemes covered: A Christmas Carol KS4 An Inspector Calls KS4 Language Paper 1 Language Paper 2 Macbeth KS4 Poetry Anthology- Power and Conflict Romeo and Juliet KS4 Spelling Punctuation and Grammar Unseen Poetry KS4
podmc002
Primary Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklists! (Year 1-6)

Primary Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklists! (Year 1-6)

These checklists provides an academic overview of the writing curriculum content to be covered year-by-year from Year 1-6. I provided these to teachers in my own school, who marked the individual elements of the curriculum as they were covered (their aim was to ‘tick’ each element twice over an academic year). They have found it extremely useful, as it offers a useful breakdown of the curriculum statements into the individual components to be taught, which is not always as self-explanatory as one would assume! It is broken down into Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, and Handwriting sections. Please note that the spellings listed are indicative of the patterns to be learnt - it is not the exhaustive list. Furthermore, the composition section details our interpretation of what needs to be covered over a year, some schools vary from this. For this reason, the document is provided in Word, for easy editing. It is also provided as a PDF, to prevent formatting issues between computers. Hope that this proves helpful to you too!
TandLGuru
Year 6 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!

Year 6 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!

This checklist provides an academic overview of the writing curriculum content to be covered in Year 6. I offered this to teachers, who marked it off as they covered individual elements of the curriculum (their aim was to ‘tick’ each element twice over an academic year). They have found it extremely useful, as it offers a useful breakdown of the curriculum statements into individual components, which are not always self-explanatory. It is broken down into Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, and Handwriting sections. Please note that the spellings listed are indicative of the patterns to be learnt - it is not the exhaustive list. Furthermore, the composition section details our interpretation of what needs to be covered over a year, some schools vary from this. For this reason, the document is provided in Word, for easy editing. It is also provided as a PDF, to prevent formatting issues between computers. Hope that this proves helpful to you too!
TandLGuru
Love and Relationships - Mother any distance

Love and Relationships - Mother any distance

A fully differentiated lesson on Mother any distance by Simon Armitage that analyses how the narrator sees his relationship with his mother, and how he reflects on his relationship as he prepares to leave home. Includes key words, key quotes, differentiated activities and visually engaging and interesting resources for students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 at KS4, but can also be easily adapted for KS3 students as well.
Lead_Practitioner
Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics

Emotions sentence building - writing using colourful semantics

Develop writing and composition skills, by building sentences to say what people are feeling. 3 levels of worksheets: Level 1: 1 key word sentence - What emotion? (e.g “sad”) Level 2: 2 Key word sentence .- who? + what emotion? (e.g "the boy is sad" Level 3: 3 Key work sentence - who? + what doing + what emotion? (e.g “The boy is feeling sad” 4 picture cards at each level 32 picture cards in total. Full colour and white background worksheets and symbols. Worksheets are accessible for writers and non-writers Includes information on how to use the Colourful Semantics system.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
The Quest - KS3 Creative Writing

The Quest - KS3 Creative Writing

An engaging creative writing scheme of work for KS3 (used for mixed ability). Students learn a range of key writing skills as they write their own adventure story called The Quest. Students focus on a range of different writing forms for each chapter. Full LTP included with each lesson numbered with a ppt. and linked resources.
ZoeMay26
ADJECTIVE PHRASE; BUNDLE

ADJECTIVE PHRASE; BUNDLE

A bundle of 4 resources on adjective phrases. This bundle includes: Handouts: Vocabulary, Types, Structure, Word-Bank, Rubrics Worksheets, Exercises, and Task Cards Lesson Plan with Resources Ready to use PowerPoint Presentation Teachers can use these ready-made resources to enhance the vocabulary, language, grammar, and writing skills of the learners. ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ Here are some other possible uses for these in your classroom: ✿ To challenge early finishers ✿ For effective tutoring ✿ As ESL stations and sub tubs ✿ As holiday work and homework ✿ For small group collaborations ✿ For an end of unit assessments ✿ For reinforcement and enrichment
john421969
The Graveyard Book Novel Study

The Graveyard Book Novel Study

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. About the Novel: A perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year. About the Resource: The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core Reading Standards for Grade 7. The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and quotation and structure analysis. A link to an editable digital copy of the file on Google Slides for completing without printing is available with download.
erinbrasington
Year 2 information text, 3 week non-fiction unit, planned and fully resourced, tourist attraction

Year 2 information text, 3 week non-fiction unit, planned and fully resourced, tourist attraction

Talk! Drama! Reading skills! Grammar skills! Games! Writing an information text! In this three week non-fiction writing unit, children look at an information text (a poster about the now destroyed Brighton Chain Pier). Then they play with the text and create new sentences of their own, developing key Year 2 grammar skills. Finally they create an information text of their own (Brighton Palace Pier), applying the skills taught in the previous two weeks. Every resource is included and most are resources are differentiated 3 ways - there’s a lot of work here! You could easily swap the model for an attraction local to you. You could also swap the outcome to an attraction near you - the skills in this unit are all transferable. When you download, the full unit and planning is in the zip - ignore the files uploaded for the preview. Here are the objectives covered thoroughly across the three weeks: This unit revisits Y1 grammar: I can make up sentences. I can join my ideas using ‘and’. This unit introduces new Y2 grammar concepts: I can use commas for lists. I can use questions, statements, exclamation and commands. I can use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify [for example, ‘the polished stones’]. I can add a chunk (clause) using ‘and’ (coordination) This unit introduces the following Y2 terminology: noun, noun phrase, statement, exclamation, command, adjective, verb, comma This unit introduces these Y2 composition objectives: I can write an information poster. I can plan or say out loud what I am going to write about. I can use new words (vocabulary). I can write my ideas in sentences (continued from Y1). I can make improvements and changes with the teacher or with my friends. I can re-read to check that my writing makes sense. I can proof-read to check my spelling and punctuation [Are the ends of my sentences punctuated correctly?] I can read aloud what I have written clearly and with expression. Reading skills : I can spot meaning breakdown. I can repair a meaning breakdown. Enjoy!
extra golden-time
Grammar Year 5 Fronted Adverbials Autumn Block 1 Step 3 Lesson Pack

Grammar Year 5 Fronted Adverbials Autumn Block 1 Step 3 Lesson Pack

This Year 5 Fronted Adverbials lesson pack includes a teaching PowerPoint and differentiated varied fluency, and application and reasoning questions. The varied fluency resource is differentiated in three ways and includes a selection of different questions types. The application and reasoning resource is differentiated in three ways and includes two application questions and one reasoning question types. You can find more resources which follow our GPS scheme of work here.
ClassroomSecrets
The Witches - Creative Writing

The Witches - Creative Writing

Three lessons about Roald Dahl’s The Witches suitable for KS3. One lesson is creative writing, the second is drama and the third compares two extracts about witches (fiction and non-fiction.) Differentiated resource.
Stacey1981
Literacy Writing Lesson

Literacy Writing Lesson

Creative writing lesson for primary school, using The Literacy Shed for inspiration. Self and peer checking included. https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html
Stacyjoannewilson