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Year 5 and 6 Writing Project

Year 5 and 6 Writing Project

This is a project I wrote for Sussex County Cricket Club. The year 5 pupils who completed the project outperformed their peers by 12% in Year 6 the following year. This project has grammar, spelling and punctuation embedded throughout and includes writing opportunities such as a player profile, a sports report and a creative writing task. Please note that the competition referred to is no longer live but there are some fun and challenging activities here for upper key stage 2.

By MCMLearningMark

Key Stage 2 Spelling Flash cards and activities

Key Stage 2 Spelling Flash cards and activities

These flash cards cover the whole Key Stage 2 spelling appendices and also include several other age-appropriate words such as homophones and homonyms. As well as being perfect for small-group and peer spelling activities, there are also spelling games for the pupils to pay. The cards need printing and slicing, but once this is complete the learning possibilities are endless.

By MCMLearningMark

Display resource: Metacognitive Questioning Board

Display resource: Metacognitive Questioning Board

These files contain a plethora of metacognitive questions. They are excellent tools which are used to punctuate your lessons with ease. You can either choose questions from the board and include them in your PPT or use these as a part of peer/self assessment at any point of your lesson. I have created two groups of questions which have been categorised in the following ways: 1) The first set of questions have been differentiated into 'Challenge, Stretch and Super Stretch' files. 2) The second set of questions have been organised into questions that help students at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of both reading and writing tasks. Of course, you are advised to use your own colour-coding system for your ease of use.

By TheTeachingBee

Display Resource: Independent Learning Wall

Display Resource: Independent Learning Wall

A class set of each of these files are to be printed and laminated before being placed in document wallets (stapled to your display). These will act as resources which students can access as and when they or you require it. I personally have differentiated these by printing them on light orange, light grey and light yellow card (you could, of course, use a different colour-coding system).

By TheTeachingBee

Figurative Language / Poetic Terms (Poster Bundle)

Figurative Language / Poetic Terms (Poster Bundle)

I've made sixteen posters of the most common GCSE English terminology, featuring images and examples to support understanding. They can be printed off easily using the .PDF, or edited to contain your own versions on the PowerPoint. Any feedback is welcome!

By beckbockk

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

An Inspector Calls Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers 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 students gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Context: Pre-War Britain' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;' - 'Priestley's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;' - 'The Inspector' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;' - 'Editing the Play' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 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).

By TandLGuru

Halloween Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Super Bundle!

Halloween Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Super Bundle!

This Halloween themed bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for upper-intermediate to advanced ESL learners. After carefully reading each story/text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, definition matching exercises, crosswords, word searches and engage in in-depth class discussions on topics around the texts

By MariaPht

Frankenstein – A story by Mary Shelley / Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Frankenstein – A story by Mary Shelley / Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein". The story is about a young aspiring scientist who commits hubris by creating a monster from the remains of the deceased. The scientists, Victor Frankenstein will go on to suffer the deer consequences of his action. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, and participate in an in-class discussion on some of the issues raised by the novel. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Halloween!

By MariaPht

A School Day Out

A School Day Out

This is the fourth of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 400 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

At the Seaside

At the Seaside

This is the third of five short stories that have been written using the first 500 high frequency words in the English language. This story uses the first 300 words with illustrations for additional words. There are 5 worksheets to accompany the story. These are gapfill exercises to test students understanding of each word. The first story of 100 words is free if you would like to sample this activity.

By gmb65

@AllRoundRes ULTIMATE PEEL Paragraph Guide! + Planning Pages!

@AllRoundRes ULTIMATE PEEL Paragraph Guide! + Planning Pages!

Firstly, if you choose to download my resource(s), please take the time to leave a rating (as I know most of don't really bother) - I do really value your feedback. ***** FOLLOW @AllRoundRes, to stay up-to-date with the latest resources and news! ***** #GetYourLearnOn I created this resource to be used a display in classrooms to show and explain what a PEEL paragraph is. It is designed to help students understand what a PEEL paragraph is and how they can use it in their writing, across all subjects and levels. The resource itself is split into 4 different posters/displays/worksheets. The first is a guide to show what each letter of PEEL stands for and how you form a paragraph using the acronym. It also gives simple image to illustrate the main point of the letter. The second includes a range of sentence starters for each of the letters, giving students a starting point form and write a PEEL paragraph. The third gets students to think about what they need to do when forming a peel paragraph. Giving simple questions, that students should think about and try to find out before writing the paragraph. The fourth is writing frame template to help student form and write the perfect PEEL paragraph. Also, included is a variety of different planning sheets, to help students prepare and plan what they are going to write in their paragraph. All 5 planning pages coincide with colour codes of PEEL for each letter, perfect to help students get their learning and understanding together to form the perfect paragraph! All slides are colour coded, in conjunction with PEEL, so each letter has its own colour. You could print them in A3 size to display around your classroom, so if students get stuck they can refer to them. Or, you could print onto one sheet and hand to students to put in their diary or stick in their books for future reference. The template page you could print a few up and pin them to a board so student can take one to help them when needed. I would suggest printing them in colour, to get maximum use of the individual colour coded letters. *************************************************************************************** If you have any queries, questions or concerns, then please email allroundresources@gmail or alternatively write a comment describing your needs, where I will be happy to help! ***** Be sure to follow me, to keep update with my most recent uploaded resources! *****

By AllRoundResources

Grammar Cube

Grammar Cube

A 3D aid for teaching verbs and tenses. This resource pack contains materials and instructions for making a paper model of a Grammar Cube. It also contains complete "turn-key" set for a busy teacher on how to use Grammar Cube in class (lesson plan, class activities with Grammar Cube, handout texts for students). • Do you want to feel like a rock-star? • Do you want to become a celebrity-teacher of your class/school? • Do you want to change grammar perception of your students forever? … then have your Grammar Cube and do a 3D Grammar Show in your class! Included in this pack are the following: 1) Grammar Cube to print out and stick together 2) Detailed instructions on how to build the grammar cube 3) Two sample documents (one in colour and one in black and white 4) Lesson plan and activities Check out our interactive cube by clicking here - https://sketchfab.com/models/99c4cd9dd79447139e7baad0ca4cf880

By ResourceCentre