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Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy Tasks Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks. Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts Simple Drawing Tasks Label a Pirate Sentence Strips Mapping Task A great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.

By asadler79

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

broom stick games comprehension

broom stick games comprehension

This resource looks at ancient broom-stick games around the world and asks students to read the information collated from Kennilworthy Whisp's Quidditch Through the Ages and then answer a series of questions. The students will need to compare and contrast games from different parts of the globe as well as the different qualities of broomsticks which were invented as a consequence of partaking in the games. Finally students are asked to invent their own broomstick, think of a catchy name for it as well as describe its outstanding features. All answers are provided. This resource will appeal to Harry Potter fans particularly and is one of many Potter-themed resources which can be found in my shop. Suitable for ages 8+

By jlimb

Play script Bundle!

Play script Bundle!

Everything you would ever need to teach play scripts (including Shakespeare) in English from Year 7 to Year 13! The SOWs cover texts such as: Doctor Faustus, Equus, Hamlet, An Inspector Calls, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Amazing Maurice, Othello, The Tempest, and A Streetcar Named Desire. All schemes are accompanied by comprehensive PPTs and other resources.

By somtamntinks

Handa's Surprise (Year 3)

Handa's Surprise (Year 3)

A week of resources based on the book 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne. Animated version is easily available on Youtube. Lesson 1 - collecting a bank of adjectives (using the story and a thesaurus) Lesson 2 - write sentences using the bank of adjectives Lesson 3 - punctuation and spelling challenges Lesson 4 - planning a letter from one of the animals (examples given) Lesson 5 - writing a letter using the plan and success criteria

By annie_therese

Word types. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Back to the future themed lesson. Creative writing

Word types. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Back to the future themed lesson. Creative writing

A refresh lesson lesson packed full of moving images to get your class excited! This presentation gives a refresh on nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. It uses both still images and moving images to give children the opportunity to say what they see. I.e. Pictures of Marty and the Doc are nouns. Then the presentation displays a short clip from the movie. Here children will watch the clip and on their whiteboards they will write one sentence, they will have to identify what types of words they used in their sentence. Now tell children you're taking them back in time to watch Marty McFly in concert. When they come back to the future they will act as reporters and write an account of what they saw. Children will then watch the 'Johnny B Goode' clip from the film and write an article telling people of the performance they witnessed. Great and effective lesson (plus it gets children interested in this great movie!).

By paddyd422

'Outstanding' lesson on varying sentence openers in gothic writing

'Outstanding' lesson on varying sentence openers in gothic writing

This lesson was observed and graded 'Outstanding'. I planned this for a scheme of work on gothic writing, but can be used for any genre of writing, just would need to change the picture pupils are describing. Lesson has the learning objective 'how can I vary my sentence openers confidently?' Includes differentiation for higher and lower abilities. Also differentiated for pupils with dyslexia and includes a fully written model at the end. Lesson includes a sheet for pupils to work on for an investigate task where they move around the room to different stations to discover the different types of sentence openers. This lesson also includes Bingo sheets which I made so pupils focus during modelling and listen out for the different types of sentence openers that I use in my model. Lesson planned for set 3 year 9 but can be used for KS3 and KS4.

By srmw

Lesson on making inferences from the book 'Wonder'

Lesson on making inferences from the book 'Wonder'

This lesson is based on the book 'Wonder' by R. J. Palacio. The lesson has the learning objective 'how can I confidently explain my inferences?' and helps pupils to make inferences from the imagery used when Palacio describes characters in 'Wonder'. Includes differentiation for weaker abilities and challenge tasks for higher ability pupils.

By srmw