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.
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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.
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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!).
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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!
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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!
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ENGLISH KS2 Level 2: Numbers 31 to 40

ENGLISH KS2 Level 2: Numbers 31 to 40

TOPIC: Numbers 31 to 40 INCLUDES 8 printable activity worksheets to teach Key Stage 2 students English (ESL/ EFL) about: • Numbers 31 to 40 • Adding numbers ACTIVITY • Cut-out characters’ masks for improvisations and role-plays TEACHER’S MATERIAL includes: • Clear lesson plan for students level 2 • Learning objectives • Key language • Learning expectations • Answers to all practical exercises (worksheets) • Game suggestions All PDF Activity worksheets are: • Usable on whiteboards • Include audio content To access audio use Adobe Reader and double click on the sound icon. Also available in Spanish, German and French. Cosmoville series.
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ENGLISH KS2 Level 2: Numbers 21 to 30/ Federico plays cards

ENGLISH KS2 Level 2: Numbers 21 to 30/ Federico plays cards

TOPIC: Numbers 21 to 30/ Federico plays cards INCLUDES 8 printable activity worksheets to teach Key Stage 2 students English (ESL/ EFL) about: • Numbers 21 to 30 • Adding numbers ACTIVITY • Cut-out characters’ masks for improvisations and role-plays TEACHER’S MATERIAL includes: • Clear lesson plan for students level 2 • Learning objectives • Key language • Learning expectations • Answers to all practical exercises (worksheets) • Game suggestions All PDF Activity worksheets are: • Usable on whiteboards • Include audio content To access audio use Adobe Reader and double click on the sound icon. Also available in Spanish, German and French. Cosmoville series.
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Interactive Presentation about big numbers / years

Interactive Presentation about big numbers / years

This pack is aimed at clarifying the rules for reading big numbers and years. It contains 2 parts - a powerpoint presentation with rules and questions and a plain scheme for the correct names of some big numbers. It also talks about 'infinity' and correct ways to refer to years in decades (e.g.1950s). Teachers may turn this into competitive class quiz or adapt it to their lesson plan or just incorporate it into any topic, linked to numbers (Sports, Guinness Records, Historical Events, etc).
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Math Literacy-Intermediate-A Remainder of One

Math Literacy-Intermediate-A Remainder of One

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, make mathematics come alive and have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. Present mathematics in a way that will make mathematics more accessible and understandable for students at all levels. This resource contains seven suggested activities to engage students AS YOU READ, for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and provide authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. The suggested activities can be adapted for a large or small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. This resource is good for students with language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that! Book not included.
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Math Literacy-Primary-Wild Fibonacci

Math Literacy-Primary-Wild Fibonacci

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, make mathematics come alive and have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. Present mathematics in a way that will make mathematics more accessible and understandable for students at all levels. This resource contains five suggested activities and "Wild Fibonacci" activity to engage students AS YOU READ, for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and provide authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. The suggested activities can be adapted for a large or small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. This resource is good for students with language-based learning deficiencies. We'd like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that! Book not included.
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