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Varying Sentence Structure

Varying Sentence Structure

A Fully editable resource with examples of 30 different types of sentence structure. Ideal for introducing students to a variety of sentence structures or encouraging them to redraft sentences to develop variety and precision in their writing.
SecondaryEnglishJournal
Gangsta Granny KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Gangsta Granny KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of David Walliams’ ‘Gangsta Granny.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘An Interview with Granny’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Walliams’ Description’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;’ ‘Mr Parker Character Profile!’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Figurative Language in Gangsta Granny’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is 21 pages in length!) I’ve also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Fiction Starters

Fiction Starters

A fully editable PowerPoint of 8 starters. These resources encourage students to develop comprehension along with GCSE language and structure analysis skills.
SecondaryEnglishJournal
Academic Writing Concise and Confident Writing Info Worksheets Tasks Improve Essays A Level GCSE

Academic Writing Concise and Confident Writing Info Worksheets Tasks Improve Essays A Level GCSE

1 x Information sheet explaining concise writing and containing practical tips. 1 x Concise writing worksheet - students are given sentences that they have to rewrite. Great to improve academic writing and practice proofreading. Includes answer sheet. 1 x Writing confidently info sheet / worksheet - gives brief info about writing confidently and includes a task where students evaluate examples of writing. Created for A-Level students but would also be suitable for GCSE students too.
academytutoringnul
New to secondary school-3 little activities

New to secondary school-3 little activities

These are for new Year 7 classes: Two vocabulary exercises. One matches pairs of words with similar meanings, like ‘class’ & ‘form’; one matches an English school word with its American equivalent, like ‘caretaker’ & ‘janitor’ . These could be pair activities, or a short 'starter’ The third is an old favourite of mine to encourage new pupils to move about and chat. It’s a grid with phrases like, ‘supports a football team’ or ‘enjoys cooking’. Each student has to find a person for whom the phrase applies. This person has to sign the appropriate square. Of course, the phrases can be changed to suit the class or school, this is an old one of mine.
Walbere
Jekyll and Hyde Key Quotes Display with Emojis

Jekyll and Hyde Key Quotes Display with Emojis

A useful classroom resource of some of the key quotations for Jekyll and Hyde (with related emojis) that I have used to prompt my students to remember key quotations for their exams. They are really helpful resources for recall activities and just general quote retention; many of my students find that associating a particular image with a quote helps them to remember it in the exam. I ask them to tell me the relevance/explain it (depending on ability) and then will just show the emojis from thereon in, and they have to explain the quote. Even if you don’t choose to use it in this way, hopefully the quotes themselves will help!
alexandraoliviadrake
Playground Poems

Playground Poems

This could be extended into 4 lessons. Adaptable for KS1/KS2/KS3. Could be good for an observation as it is engaging. The first lesson children annotate features of the poem (in pairs perhaps), the second they practise writing lots of potential lines for their poem (but not in the poem structure yet), in the third lesson they write their poem in full and in the proper structure. Finally in the last lesson children can perform their poems. A single lesson plan, presentation, writing frame as well as pictures and vocabulary sheets are provided. Both the Word and PDF versions of the presentation are provided; download the much larger Word version if you want to edit it.
megaalex66
Using Similes in Poetry; Complete Lesson  – Gangsta Granny

Using Similes in Poetry; Complete Lesson – Gangsta Granny

This download includes a complete, English lesson on the twenty-fifth chapter of the book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to use similes and create poetry. The lesson uses the events in the chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children understand similes and look in detail at a short poem. The class will write a simile poem together and then the children will use writing frames and cloze sheets to create their own. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book Gangsta Granny; everything else needed is included in this download. This download includes: Full and detailed lesson plan Complete lesson PowerPoint Poem prompt sheet Example anchor chart Cloze sheet and answers Chapter review sheets This is the twenty-fifth chapter in my Gangsta Granny series of lessons, the first is here Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ** Some of my other products: ** ** Big Science Bundle Pack** ** Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook ** Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit
TheGingerTeacher
Autobiography Booklet: Me Myself and I (KS3)

Autobiography Booklet: Me Myself and I (KS3)

An 8 page booklet which guides students through four autobiographies and encourages comparison and inference. The word document and .pdf are both included in the purchase. This was originally created for Y7 but would be suitable across KS3. The booklet includes: Front page looking at the root of auto, bio and graph. A page with word clouds of each extract to encourage inference A space for students to enter prior knowledge of each celebrity An extract from autobiographies of Cathy Freeman, Anne Frank, Victoria Beckham and Roald Dahl. Some pages include spaces for students to record words from each word class. A comparison grids for students to pick out similarities and differences from all four extracts.
laurajholder
Propaganda Virtual Classroom

Propaganda Virtual Classroom

How did the British government encourage people to support the war? Pupils explore original propaganda posters, photographs and film to compare their effectiveness in conveying powerful messages to a mass audience. This session supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066). Connections to the curriculum: History, English. Book Propaganda now
nationalarchives
Functional Skills Reading Tips + Practice Papers

Functional Skills Reading Tips + Practice Papers

This document provides tips for finding the answers to Functional Skills reading questions. It then gives 3 example reading tests where these tips are put into practice. The final text is written in made-up language, but the pupils will still be able to find the answers using the reading tips that they have learned. This is a great tool for introducing pupils to Functional Skills reading and to increasing pupil confidence.
bbunwise
Macbeth Key Quotes Display with Emojis

Macbeth Key Quotes Display with Emojis

A useful classroom resource of some of the key quotations for Macbeth (with related emojis) that I have used to prompt my students to remember key quotations for their exams. They are really helpful resources for recall activities and just general quote retention; many of my students find that associating a particular image with a quote helps them to remember it in the exam. I ask them to tell me the relevance/explain it (depending on ability) and then will just show the emojis from thereon in, and they have to explain the quote. Even if you don’t choose to use it in this way, hopefully the quotes themselves will help!
alexandraoliviadrake
Working With Words Series 1-4 Scheme of Work Bundle

Working With Words Series 1-4 Scheme of Work Bundle

B and D Publishing’s Working With Words consists of a series of individual English lessons. There are four packs in the series. Each pack contains 40 different lessons. The work in each pack has been varied to provide lesson content for a wide range of abilities. The material in the resource packs has been designed to help in a variety of situations. Heads of Department have found the series extremely useful for providing last minute lesson material for non-specialist teachers covering for absent staff. Similarly the variety of differentiated lessons provided can meet the short-term needs of supply teachers. Some of the resources provide useful revision work - particularly for the perennial problems with words such as ‘their’ and ‘there’ and ‘was’ and ‘were’. A range of material in lighter vein is also included - crosswords, word-games, word-searches etc. Many teachers have found this material useful at the end of a project, as individual homework assignments, or as something just a little different at the end of term. The regular licence enables you to use this resource with your own students. Copy, edit and provide the material to those students you teach in any medium or format for the purpose of educating them and/or their private study/exam revision. The school licence allows you also to share this resource with colleagues at your school.
BandDPublishing
AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section A Revision Lessons - June 2018 Paper

AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2, Section A Revision Lessons - June 2018 Paper

A 33 slide lesson presentation taking students through Paper 2 Section A of the June 2018 paper. The presentation walks students through each question on Section A and provides opportunity for self assessment and reflection. Model answers and a generic mark scheme for each question provided. I have not uploaded the sources due to copyright restrictions but they are available to download from the AQA GCSE English Language page under ‘assessment resources’. This would be an excellent resource to teach or revise the skills for Paper 2 Section A or to use after students have completed a mock using the 2018 paper to walk them through the strengths and weaknesses of their response.
RojoResources
KS3 English. 'Holes' by Louis Sachar

KS3 English. 'Holes' by Louis Sachar

KS 3 Unit of work on Holes. Eduqas Assessment Objectives are used but resources and activities can used for AQA spec also. Twenty two lessons included with accompanying worksheets, starters, activities, games, writing and group discussion tasks. Unit has two assessments- one peer-assessed; one summative assessment based on the comparison of texts. Covers the assessment objectives: AO1: Identify and interpret information and ideas • identify information from across the text to show my understanding. • make deductions drawn from close reading of the text, eg the writer starts his sentences with verbs to give instructions to the reader. AO2: Analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers • make detailed comments on some of the writer’s choices (Sentences, paragraphs, punctuation and vocabulary), eg the repetition of ‘Do you care?’ makes the reader feel guilty for ignoring the problem of animals. AO3: Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives across two or more texts • make more developed comments on similarities/differences between texts A04: Evaluate texts and support this with appropriate textual references.
Yomama1234
Magwitch Character Analysis & Creating Tension in Great Expectations

Magwitch Character Analysis & Creating Tension in Great Expectations

Two lessons: the first is focused on an in-depth character analysis of Magwitch leading pupils to be able to write their own analysis independently. The second lesson is focused on how tension has been created when Pip first enters Satis House. PowerPoints include all printable resources, extracts and video links. These two lessons were taught to a mid ability Year 7 class as part of the teaching of Great Expectations.
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Vocabulary Worksheets

Vocabulary Worksheets

Help your students improve their vocabulary! 4 categories covering the essential components of vocabulary building: word roots; words from other languages; prefixes and suffixes; and connotation and denotation Variety of activities: matching; fill in the blanks; short answers; create your own words! Suitable for grades 6 – 8 High-interest, real-world topics Common core aligned 14 tasks per category (56 tasks in total) Task recording document included Teachers’ Answer Key Included
LanguageArtsLab
Bill Sykes and Bullseye Character Analysis

Bill Sykes and Bullseye Character Analysis

Two lessons focusing on the analysis of Bill Sykes’ character and how he compares to his dog Bullseye. PowerPoints include printable extracts, video link and all resources. This was taught to a mid ability Year 7 class. Activities include whole class discussion, pair work and independent work and self-assessment.
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Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes

Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes

An analysis of Hughes’ use of language, focusing on the use of semantic fields. The PowerPoint includes an introduction to semantic fields, video link and printable copies of the poem and a glossary. This was used for a Year 8 class but can be adapted to suit younger/older year groups.
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Follower by Seamus Heaney

Follower by Seamus Heaney

A complete lesson including a printable worksheet for independent/group analysis of ‘Follower’. This was used for a Year 8 class but could be easily adapted for younger/older year groups.
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Fry's First 100 Sight Words QR Codes

Fry's First 100 Sight Words QR Codes

Help students to learn to read sight words from the Fry First 100 list with these fun QR codes. Once scanned students will be able to listen, watch and sing along with nearly 120 songs and activities based around these early words. The words covered include the following 73 Fry First 100 Words … the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, it, was, for, on, are, as, with, his, they, I, at, be, this, have, one, had, by, but, not, what, all, were, we, can, said, there, an, she, do, their, if, up, about, out, many, her, make, like, him, into, look, two, go, see, no, could, my, been, who, am, down, did, get, come. Great for word work or daily 5 stations. Can be used individually, in small groups or with the class. Great for independent work and learning.
MrsHsRoom
Early Sight Word QR Codes

Early Sight Word QR Codes

Help students learn to read sight words. The words covered include … I, am, to, is, the, go, on, up, look, here, said, it, in, at, come, we, went, can, see, my, are, for, shouted, thank you, away, where, as, if, and, an, no, you, there, like, after, big, little, her, she, not, with, play, get, have, who, make. These beginning words are from Magenta, Red, Yellow and Blue reading levels (NZ). Once QR codes are scanned students will be able to listen, watch and sing along with more than 100 songs and activities based around these early words. Great for word work or daily 5 stations. Can be used individually, in small groups or with the class. Great for independent work and learning.
MrsHsRoom
Phonics Simple, Digraph Letter Sounds | Year 1 | Foundation | Phonics Activities Letters and Sounds

Phonics Simple, Digraph Letter Sounds | Year 1 | Foundation | Phonics Activities Letters and Sounds

Simple sounds, digraph sound worksheets. Draw a picture to match the letter sounds! Great to use again and again once laminated. GREAT FOR USERS OF READWITHPHONICS.COM All of my printable phonics resources and phonics worksheets are designed to work alongside my free online phonics games website ReadwithPhonics.com. Digital phonics games of my fun printable phonics resources. Use the games to track your students progress and quickly spot gaps in knowledge by creating your free school account today.
PhonicsSophie
Phonics Alphabet Sound Worksheets with CVC words 19 Pages | Phonics Resources

Phonics Alphabet Sound Worksheets with CVC words 19 Pages | Phonics Resources

Over 19 pages of alphabet sound worksheets. Focusing on simple sounds, these worksheets are great to reinforce words associated with simple sounds. Worksheets include the sounds: a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,l,m,n,o,p,r,s,t,u Students are asked to: 1- Copy the word 2- Read the word and draw a picture Can be made into a workbook or used separately! GREAT FOR USERS OF READWITHPHONICS.COM All of my printable phonics resources and phonics worksheets are designed to work alongside my free online phonics games website ReadwithPhonics.com. Digital phonics games of my fun printable phonics resources. Use the games to track your students progress and quickly spot gaps in knowledge by creating your free school account today.
PhonicsSophie
Poetry analysis for beginners - The Lesson by Roger McGough

Poetry analysis for beginners - The Lesson by Roger McGough

Fully resourced and ready-to-teach 1 hour lesson which introduces students to poetry analysis of the poem ‘The Lesson’ by Roger McGough. This lesson is aimed at KS3 and would be suitable for an introduction to poetry unit - but it could easily be adapted to younger or older students. Students will need to know what personification, similes, alliteration and repetition are already. This lesson includes: Differentiated learning outcomes Copies of the poem with a glossary (in both word and pdf formats - for editing or printing). A scaffold to prompt students to consider the effect of poetic techniques (in word and pdf). Structured peer assessment. Leave a review and choose any other resource for free from the LikeAnExpert shop.
LikeAnExpert
Alphabet Follow the Path

Alphabet Follow the Path

Move from the start to the end of the grid by finding and colouring the individual alphabet letters (all 26 letters are included in the pack). Letters are both capital and lower case. An example of the letter and a clear picture is included (as the treasure) on each grid. This activity helps students gain alphabet knowledge and learn the letters of the alphabet.
MrsHsRoom
'd' Sound Phonics Bundle | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words

'd' Sound Phonics Bundle | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words

Teach the ‘d’ sound with 15 pages of no prep phonics worksheets. Available in color and in eco friendly black and white. Use each resource individually or print out the whole sound book for each student to work through. RESOURCES INCLUDED Find the ‘d’ sound Picture matching (cvc words) Sentence starters Be an ‘d’ sound detective Handwriting using the ‘d’ sound Spelling using the ‘d’ sound Real and alien words using the ‘d’ sound ‘d’ sound word comprehension Word list quiz (cvc) The ideal way to teach the ‘d’ phonics sound.
PhonicsSophie
'm' Sound Phonics Bundle 36 Pages | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

'm' Sound Phonics Bundle 36 Pages | Phonics Resources | Phonics Worksheets | CVC Words | EYFS

Teach the ‘m’ sound with 15 pages of no prep phonics worksheets. Available in color and in eco friendly black and white. Use each resource individually or print out the whole sound book for each student to work through. RESOURCES INCLUDED Find the ‘m’ sound Picture matching (cvc words) Sentence starters Be an ‘m’ sound detective Handwriting using the ‘m’ sound Spelling using the ‘m’ sound Real and alien words using the ‘m’ sound ‘m’ sound word comprehension Word list quiz (cvc) The ideal way to teach the ‘m’ phonics sound. Take a look at my website www.readwithphonics.com for interactive phonics games!
PhonicsSophie
Reading Pick a Path

Reading Pick a Path

Help reduce the dreaded holiday reading slump! Students choose from a range of fun reading and writing activities as they move their way from the start to the end of the map. Colour each square once completed. Works for a variety of levels and a range of texts. 4 different Reading Pick a Paths included! Also great if students are having time off during term time for any reason. Similar to reading bingo.
MrsHsRoom
Phonics - The long and short vowel Phoneme Families complete set

Phonics - The long and short vowel Phoneme Families complete set

Meet all 20 short and long vowel families that children are taught in Reception and Key Stage One. Each family wears clothes which are coloured to support grapheme phoneme correspondence. The long vowel ‘ee’ family all wear green. All the CEW for year 1 and year 2 are included as well as spelling rules which apply from English appendix 1. Each powerpoint is designed to be used across year groups depending on your phonics teaching. They each contain at least a weeks worth of phonics teaching. Each character tells you about its grapheme and uses sounds spots to support reading and spelling. Once children are familiar with the family they can explore best bet rules and then apply their learning by using the dictated sentences also within the powerpoint. Two copies are included, one which uses my preferred font of Letterjoin and one with comic sans. Also included is planning, starters and word mats.
suebee1
Phoneme families - The schwa family KS1 phonics

Phoneme families - The schwa family KS1 phonics

Meet all the graphemes for KS1 that make the unstressed schwa sound. They’re the Schwa family and they come from outer space. All the CEW for year 1 and year 2 with this phoneme in are included as well as spelling rules which apply from English appendix 1. The powerpoint is designed to be used across year groups depending on your phonics teaching. It contains at least a weeks worth of phonics teaching. Each character tells you about its grapheme and uses sounds spots to support reading and spelling. Once children are familiar with the family they can explore best bet rules and then apply their learning by using the dictated sentences also within the powerpoint. Two copies are included, one which uses my preferred font of Letterjoin and one with comic sans.
suebee1
The long vowel er family

The long vowel er family

Meet all the graphemes for KS1 that make the stressed ‘er’ sound. They’re the Purple family and they like to wear purple to reinforce their ‘er’ sound. All the CEW for year 1 and year 2 with this phoneme in are included as well as spelling rules which apply from English appendix 1. The powerpoint is designed to be used across year groups depending on your phonics teaching. It contains at least a weeks worth of phonics teaching. Each character tells you about its grapheme and uses sounds spots to support reading and spelling. Once children are familiar with the family they can explore best bet rules and then apply their learning by using the dictated sentences also within the powerpoint. Two copies are included, one which uses my preferred font of Letterjoin and one with comic sans.
suebee1