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My shop provides resources to help support the teaching of reading, writing and speaking and listening at primary level. I am an educational author and an experienced primary school teacher. I aim to produce flexible, adaptable, easy to use resources which meet the requirements of the national curriculum and help pupils to develop their literacy skills.

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My shop provides resources to help support the teaching of reading, writing and speaking and listening at primary level. I am an educational author and an experienced primary school teacher. I aim to produce flexible, adaptable, easy to use resources which meet the requirements of the national curriculum and help pupils to develop their literacy skills.
Year 3 SPAG PPT:  Adverbs of time, place and cause
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Year 3 SPAG PPT: Adverbs of time, place and cause

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘expressing time, place and cause using adverbs. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause
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Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Expressing time, place and cause using prepositions’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 punctuation objective requiring pupils to explore the use of ‘brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Cohesive devices
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Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Cohesive devices

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 text objective requiring pupils to understand how ideas may be linked across paragraphs using a range of cohesive devices. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 4 SPAG PPT: Pronouns and Cohesion
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Year 4 SPAG PPT: Pronouns and Cohesion

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 text objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 3 SPAG bundle
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Year 3 SPAG bundle

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A pack of eight Power Points linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 3 vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Each Power Point contains: * an explanation of the terminology * a text containing examples linked to the vocabulary, grammar or punctuation objective. * a short exercise for pupils to complete. * opportunities for pupils to discuss and reflect on what they have learnt.
YEAR 5 SPAG PPT: Commas
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YEAR 5 SPAG PPT: Commas

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 punctuation objective requiring pupils to explore the use of ‘commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 3 SPAG: Conjunctions of time, place and cause
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Year 3 SPAG: Conjunctions of time, place and cause

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Describe the Picture Sentence Builder Pack
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Describe the Picture Sentence Builder Pack

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Ideal for EAL/SEN pupils who are ready to begin writing first sentences. Contains 20 worksheets each featuring a picture and phrases to help pupils form sentences. Also suitable for early writers / SEN writers requiring structured support with sentence building.
EAL Starter Pack 1: School
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EAL Starter Pack 1: School

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This pack contains a selection of EAL resources suitable for newly arrived KS1 and KS2 pupils with little or no English. The focus for this pack is to help EAL beginners to learn key vocabulary associated with school. The pack almost 50 worksheets with activities linked to more than 60 words. Activities include: Handwriting Drawing Matching pictures and words Multiple choice Simple sentence work The pack also contains a pupil information sheet, a phonics check sheet, pictures of all the referenced vocabulary (which could be enlarged and made into flashcards) and an assessment sheet to help monitor pupil's understanding. The pack is designed to be used flexibly. Teachers can select worksheets as needed to support EAL lessons. Alternatively, teachers could combine all the sheets in the pack to create a workbook of materials which would allow newly arrived EAL learners to work fairly independently with some teacher support and guidance.
Eal Starter Pack Bundle
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Eal Starter Pack Bundle

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Three packs containing a selection of worksheets to help familiarise new English learners pupils with over 150 key words. Packs include vocabulary linked to school, home and the environment. Over 100 worksheets included!
The Lake Isle of Innisfree Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities
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The Lake Isle of Innisfree Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities

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A complete lesson based on the poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ by W.B.Yeats. Includes a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. Ideal for studying classic poetry or contrasting localities A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS2. The 11 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to the author’s opinion and use of language.
Jabberwocky : PPT, Poem and Worksheets
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Jabberwocky : PPT, Poem and Worksheets

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A complete poetry lesson for KS2 based on the poem ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. Includes PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Ideal for exploring classic and nonsense poetry. Great for vocabulary work and encouraging students to decipher word meanings through context. Also includes guidance for three follow-up activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. The 16 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up poetry perfomance and writing activities The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains straightforward literal questions and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to the poet’s use of language and a task requiring students to summarise part of the poem.
Year 3 SPAG: Present Perfect and Simple Past
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Year 3 SPAG: Present Perfect and Simple Past

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 text objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Use of the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past’ The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets
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In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets

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A complete lesson based on the poem 'In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae with PPT presentation, comprehension tasks and follow-up speaking and writing activities. Ideal for studying classic poetry, Remembrance Day or World War One. Suitable for KS2. The PPT could easily be adapted for use in an assembly. The 11 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to exploring viewpoint, the poet’s use of language and finding evidence.
Year 4 SPAG PPT lesson: Expanded Noun Phrases
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Year 4 SPAG PPT lesson: Expanded Noun Phrases

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases.’ The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rules PPT
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Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rules PPT

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The spelling rules from the National Curriculum in English Appendix 1 for years 5 and 6 transferred to a PPT. Useful for whole class exploration and discussion. A blank ‘Look Cover Write Check’ sheet is also provided for pupils to practise spellings as needed.
Guided Reading Resources - non fiction
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Guided Reading Resources - non fiction

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A bank of generic questions which link to the assessment focuses for reading, plus a poster explaining the AFs in child speak and a reading record sheet. For more free resources see my website www.primarytexts.co.uk.
EAL Face and Body Parts Worksheets
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EAL Face and Body Parts Worksheets

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A pack containing 7 trace, write and label worksheets to help EAL pupils in the learn the names of parts of the face and body parts. Great for EAL newcomers or students in the early stages of learning English.