Literacy, Grammar + Punctuation QuizQuick View

Literacy, Grammar + Punctuation Quiz

A whole school literacy question generator which covers all the essentials: Homophones, punctuation, sentence types, spelling, verbs, grammar.... everything. Great for English lessons, tutor time, immersion groups or any lesson that involves extensive writing. All the questions are phrased in student friendly language and each slide contains the answers and explanations of why this is the case. All our resources are always editable (so easy to adapt for your classes). You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)
Christmas: Christmas Literacy ActivitiesQuick View

Christmas: Christmas Literacy Activities

Very popular Christmas resource - updated for 2017! Get sorted for the festive season with three fun Christmas literacy activities for primary classrooms. 1. Christmas Riddles - a fun activity lesson where pupils write riddles about Christmas presents and then make a lift-the-flap present. 2. Christmas Tree Kennings - pupils learn what kennings are and use them to make a Christmas tree poem. 3.Christmas Performance Poetry - a five-day literacy unit leading up to a poetry performance, adaptable to different age groups. Please follow the download instructions at the bottom of the page to make sure you get all of the 5 files (2 X PPT and 3 x PDF files) included in this resource. Problems downloading? Click here for download help. Please follow the steps below to access your files: 1. Return to this page and click on each resource to go to the product listing. 2. Scroll to the files included within the resource listed under the header ‘Files Included’/'All Files'. You may need to click on the ‘See all Resources’ to view them all. 3. Use the download arrow icons found to the left of each of the file names for each separate file.
Year 5 literacy planning!Quick View

Year 5 literacy planning!

I do not work in year 5 anymore, but I have banked together all my planning. Obviously it will need to be adapted to suit your class, but hopefully it should save you lots of time :)
Art Questioning & Literacy Bundle.Quick View

Art Questioning & Literacy Bundle.

Save over 50% on this five resource bundle which features some of my most popular resources: 'Talking About Art' starter activity. This is a placemat which gets your students talking about any artwork using sentence starters. Blooms Taxonomy was used to create this mat and so is great for all learners. The 'Art & Design Glossary' is a simple and easy way to incorporate literacy into your lessons and evidence it for inspection. Blooms Taxonomy For Art has been developed to make questioning subject specific for art. This is great for your handbook, great when planning or just to pick up and glance at when questioning a class. Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - let your students do the work! Distribute these cards to students and let them come up with their own questions to ask themselves or each other. The 'Writing About Art Literacy mat' encourages students to write a sentence about each of the given categories. An example is also included on the mat. All these resources will help you to easily include and evidence literacy in your art lessons.
Literacy Lessons Quality PackQuick View

Literacy Lessons Quality Pack

Fully resourced literacy lessons with bell work (pre starter), differentiated learning objectives and highly-visual, scaffolded tasks for building literacy in less able learners. Many of the presentations contain links to relevant literacy games, which can be played on interactive whiteboards (or simply using a projector and computer). I have used these lessons to equal effect with years 7 - 9, but they could be enjoyed by other year groups, primary or secondary.
Emotional Well-Being + Emotional LiteracyQuick View

Emotional Well-Being + Emotional Literacy

MORE ADDED! A unit of 12x 1 hour long, fully resourced PSHE lessons with a focus on emotional well-being, the issues we need to manage and how we can maintain an emotionally healthy attitude and lifestyle. Variety of different level tasks for MA,LA or Core Differentiated to 3 levels Designed to fit Ofsted criteria for' Good' or above Credit to BBC/TED/ITV/Channel4 for suggested clip links Many more inexpensive and free resources at my shop: EC_Resources Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)
Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy TasksQuick View

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A Variety of Literacy Tasks based on a Pirate Theme. 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 Pirate Spelling - Whiteboard Tasks A great additional resource to support and enhance a pirate topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.
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Literacy planning KS2 FlotsamQuick View

Literacy planning KS2 Flotsam

A two week block of Outstanding Literacy planning based around the text 'Flotsam' by David Wiesner. A range of incidental writing including storytelling, character description, play script, diary entries, descriptive setting, fantasy story and a non-chronological report. I used this with Year 4 but can easily be adapted for Y3, Y5 or Y6. Individual lesson attached graded 'Oustanding' in performance management observations and by Ofsted.
Visual Literacy PPTQuick View

Visual Literacy PPT

Visual Literacy PowerPoint Presentation suitable for all Secondary Year Groups. Covers; Shape, Line, Colour, Gaze, Symbols, Salience, Body Language, Framing, Juxtaposition, Light and Shade, Composition, Size, Angles, Setting, Vectors, Intertextuality and Deconstruction. Excellent for students to understand the key terms , with examples.
Literacy True or False - Literacy GameQuick View

Literacy True or False - Literacy Game

Excellent and engaging bingo style literacy game. Students simply write True or False on their 5x5 true or false cards and mark them off if the displayed literacy clue is true or false. Subject areas include: capital letters, punctuation, their, there and they're; was and were; and spellings. Power Point game suitable for key stages 2 and 3, printable true or false cards included and further instructions on how to play inside. Great for spelling and SPAG. For more great resources and lessons see here: (Copyright free images. Frog image from pixabay, public domain:
Writing Purposes - Helpsheets/Posters for Literacy and EnglishQuick View

Writing Purposes - Helpsheets/Posters for Literacy and English

These handy helpsheets have been employed by teachers across the curriculum to aid students completing extended writing tasks for a particular purpose. There are helpsheets for: - Informing - Describing - Analysing - Arguing - Explaining - Evaluating - Persuading - Instructing Each helpsheet defines the aim of the writing purpose, details the key writing features to be used, offers sentence starters, and gives a short example of the writing purpose, alongside other hints and tips. These helpsheets have also been blown up to A3 or A2 size to become engaging and interactive literacy across the curriculum posters.
180 literacy challenges KS1 KS2Quick View

180 literacy challenges KS1 KS2

this resource contains 180 challenges that can be used as starters, plenaries, fillers, morning work, treasure hunts, displays, working walls and for homework challenges. there is enough challenges for a different one each morning throughout the school year.
Princess and the White Bear King - Literacy PlanningQuick View

Princess and the White Bear King - Literacy Planning

This is 3 weeks worth of planning based on the book The Princess and the White Bear King. It includes reference to the new National Curriculum and has grammar starters, differentiated success criteria and Big Write opportunities. It was planned for Year 2 focusing mainly on the Band 2 Learning objectives. I have also included some of the resources that I made to support this unit including WAGOLL and word banks for my EAL learners.
Literacy Learning Plan Year 4 Viking SagaQuick View

Literacy Learning Plan Year 4 Viking Saga

This is 9 days worth of planning based on the children writing a Viking Saga based on a character called Biorn from the short clip from the following website - It includes reference to the new National Curriculum and has grammar starters, differentiated success criteria and writing opportunities. It was planned for Year 4 focusing mainly on the Band 4 Learning objectives. Have also included some of the resources that I have made for these lessons. Some of the images have been taken from google and links are made to other websites on the plan that we used. I hope it is useful. My classed wrote some great Viking Sagas
Staff Voice Questionnaire - Literacy AuditQuick View

Staff Voice Questionnaire - Literacy Audit

The ‘Staff Voice Questionnaire - Literacy Audit’ is a questionnaire tool designed to enhance staff voice activities across the whole school to support the monitoring and development of teaching and learning, specifically the quality of literacy across the curriculum. The questionnaire aims to cover all key aspects relating to literacy, allowing staff to express views and opinions regarding consistency across different subject areas and departments to inform school improvement.
Literacy toolkitQuick View

Literacy toolkit

ll the literacy progression documents, 12 strands from the New Primary Framework, VCOP, RUCSAC, reading, writing, speaking and listening assessment. Topcis also included are: assessment.
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Literacy handbookQuick View

Literacy handbook

These ideas are not my own - most of them have come from Lewis, M. & Wray, D. (2000) Literacy in the Secondary School London: David Fulton (an excellent text on literacy) but also include other theories and ideas such as Bloom’s taxonomy and the DOMs method. This is an accumulation of literacy strategies brought together as a guide for staff. Very handy for staff in any subject.
Literacy WordsearchQuick View

Literacy Wordsearch

Great as a settling activity or as a starter. Students can revise spellings as they identify them in the wordsearch.