This lesson is part of a year-long programme to develop KS3 students' use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. The programme has proved very successful, and students apply what they learn in these lessons throughout each week. \n\nThe lessons also include spelling lists of words students should know by the end of KS2.
This resource is jam-packed with information and exercises on how to use colons and semi-colons properly. The exercises are quite challenging, so this is really only for students that have mastered more basic punctuation!
An excellent Speaking and Listening and/or Writing exercise that inspires creativity. Its the year 2042 and planet earth has been invaded by a powerful alien force. You are a passenger on a cruise ship, and along with some other passengers vote not to return home. The captain of the ship takes you to uninhabited island. What do you do next? What decisions need to be made? How will you survive?
This web based resource supplies an interactive drag and drop lesson presentation that can be used to steer a class discussion about describing words for the Horror Genre. Discuss the suitability of the adjectives provided to describe Castle Dracula and suggest your own.
A leaf is adapted to absorb light in photosynthesis. Here are two activities to be used on an interactive white board or individual students computers. 1. Can you label the different parts on this cross section diagram of a leaf? 2. Complete the table by matching the parts of a leaf with its adaptation.
This focus of this pack is to provide the learners with authentic and relevant purposes for using language. Based on Autumn/Halloween, these resources/activities and suggested learning experiences have been planned to help the learners develop language through writing forms, grammar and structure. This topic provides opportunities to explore various writing forms within a supportive climate.
There are 8 PowerPoint presentations that deal with the topic and provide an introduction to the topic , developing writing activities, as well as assessment. I have included some topic based maths , topic based handwriting as well as a simple art task. This cross curricular approach ensures that children enjoy and engage in inter disciplinary learning.
The presentations include:
Seasons : A simple introduction to place the learning into context
Writing an Autumn Report ( non -chronological report)
A Week in Autumn ( Poetry with a grammar focus)
Halloween - A Revolting Recipe - writing instructions
Halloween Literacy Bundle - variety of language tasks
Autumn Handwriting ( to be used with interactive board for modelling handwriting)
Autumn Maths ( number, handling data and some area activities) with answer slides
There are also some online links provided within the presentations to engage the learners.
This pack will provide a substantial amount of resources for this topic - Autumn/ Halloween as literacy, science, maths and art are woven into the learning experiences.
I have added in several jpg files so teachers can peruse the range of resources that are offered within the pack. The complete pack is contained within the zipped file.
I hope that your learners enjoy the variety of tasks and would be delighted if you provided feedback.
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'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest.
It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition.
It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions.
Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation.
Several verse examples are provided for clarity.
Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio.
'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs.
I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching.
Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause.
Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.
Sentence starters provide a low-stress way for young writers to practice writing complete sentences. Our sentence starters are open-ended requiring your students to use higher order thinking skills while practicing their writing.Provide your students the opportunities to write creatively with 50 back to school sentence starters.
This great ELA unit has 50 great back to school sentence starters to get your students writing. You can learn about your students as they complete these open ended writing pieces. Let your students pick the sentence starter that will get them engaged in writing or choose one for the whole class.
Each sentence starter is printed on an individual card and on lined paper.
Simply copy, cut, and write!