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Wordbank with examples for Sentence openers.

Wordbank with examples for Sentence openers.

Gives the children five different categories for starting their sentences. Preposition (P) ‘ing’ words (ing) Adverbial (AD) Passing of time (PT) Conjunctions (C) Sheet contains example sentences and the word bank to support in their own writing.
kimberleyanddarren
Sequencing/Storyboard for 'The Piano' Literacy link, story mountain.

Sequencing/Storyboard for 'The Piano' Literacy link, story mountain.

This resource uses screen shots from The Piano by Aidan Gibbons (Literacy Shed for free). It is designed to support children in analysing and/or retelling what is happening during each scene in the video. A fantastic video and produces amazing writing at the end of the unit. The children really develop a sense of empathy as the video is unpicked. This resource can be used in a number of ways to discuss characters feelings at each stage, what happens to the music, what the characters are thinking, why those particular memories stand out etc.
kimberleyanddarren
Word sorting activity, building vocabulary, zone of relevance.

Word sorting activity, building vocabulary, zone of relevance.

A simple zone of relevance board. Children can use this for ANY topic as it is generic. Find words (either known or using a thesaurus) and sort them based on how well they describe the topic or person. The words which are okay sit on the outside, the words in the center of the diagram describe the person/topic perfectly. Can be a great starter task or activity for LAP.
kimberleyanddarren
Revision of Key Themes in Great Expectations

Revision of Key Themes in Great Expectations

Year 8 group work revision of the themes in Great Expectations, could be adapted to suite your classroom needs. Encourages group work with clearly stated roles, followed by a presentation to the whole class.
amerritt3
Universal Children´s Day

Universal Children´s Day

Sspeaking exercise for Nov 20, Universal Children´s Day, when children remember what other boys and girls in other countries have or don´t have. It´s a very interesting activity because it makes them become aware of the conditions where they live in while there are some other children that haven´t got anything.
Olynj
Speaking clearly and concisely.

Speaking clearly and concisely.

Nothing perfects speaking skills faster than practice. Short spontaneous speaking tasks build student confidence. This selection of topics is designed to give them opportunities to succeed by focussing on topics they are familiar with.
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