This is a whopping 95 page word doc. containing all 30 of my grammar games. This represents a fair few evenings and weekends (I know - get a life!). All of these games have been tested in class and adjusted if needed - they have a real impact on learning.<br />
For each grammar skill there is:<br />
a child friendly explanation of the grammar concept; printable rules and resources for a lively dice game; suggestions to challenge or support learners; suggestions for application of the skill in written work.<br />
For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation. <br />
Here are some of the skills covered: <br />
commands, questions and statements/ simple and compound sentences/ adverbs/ proper nouns/ classifying nouns/ contractions/ pronouns/ prepositions/prepositional phrases/ apostrophes/ adjectives/ sentence variety/ parentheses/semi-colons/ discussion/ persuasion/ complex sentences / causal connectives/ fronted adverbials/ speech/ relative clauses/ modal verbs
36 lists based on the new 2014 spelling guidance for year 4. Activities include word-searches, word jumbles, flash cards, definitions, alphabetical lists, sentences, display words, bespoke clipart, crack the codes and look, say, cover, write, check. All files are in word for easy editing and contain solutions where appropriate. Bee images have been created specifically for the scheme. Please see the scheme guide for more information. Follow the scheme on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/spelingbeescheme?ref=hl
A quiz that can be used at any time of the year, but created for World Book Day 2015. The quiz can be used in lessons and completed individually or in teams, in form time, whole-school or across year groups ... any variation will work. It contains questions that will appeal to all year groups and not exclusively just to pupils who read.<br />
The pack contains a Powerpoint (and PDF version) file called 'Book Quiz WBD 2015' that can be used by the teacher to guide a class through the quiz. There is a file called 'Quiz answer Sheet - Student' for pupils to complete and one called 'Quiz Answer Sheet - Teacher' which has all of the correct answers added. These are uploaded as Word and PDF files. A file called 'Image Credits' has the full credits for all the Creative Commons images used.
When writing stories, many students struggle to conjure up plot, character and any realistic sense of place. This unit reduces story-anxiety by supplying a customizable plot outline, freeing them up to enjoy the story while building writing skills. <br />
53 beautiful PowerPoint images allow students to unleash their inner ninja in Japan or fight their way through jungle, with ready-made word-lists and phrases to help.<br />
Everything is scaffolded, from plot, sentence construction and description. There are examples from literature on how to use weather to build mood and atmosphere as well as a model top grade GCSE story for students to analyze. The unit includes SMART student-friendly targets for weaker and more able students linked to tips on how to write like a ninja – for those aiming at the highest grades at GCSE.<br />
Discover: Strong place description and psychology of place • <br />
Time: 45-60 mins • <br />
Activity type: Pass-around writing, discussion • <br />
Standalone: YES - this doesn't need an existing story<br />
• NOTE: The PDF includes the lesson plan, any suggested answers, and all the handouts
Descriptive writing is soon to be a major part of the English exam [from 2015 for 2017 exam], so it is a good idea to start 'drip feeding' techniques for top grades to more able KS3s as well as KS4s still doing course-work or just aiming to write more effectively.<br /><br />
Each of these lessons uses short reading extracts too, to help students recognise techniques they could use, thus providing some preparation for the fiction reading portion of Paper 1 [new AQA English spec]. The PP outlines the lesson plan and the handout gives students a copy of the text extracts looked at. Notes on the relevant slides prompt less experienced teachers to notice relevant techniques. Peer marking ends the session.<br /><br />
Photographs are once again used by kind permission of Graham Hobbs.
This is a fun handout that asks students the difference between "showing" and "telling." I like to have a contest and have the class vote on who wrote the best "showing" paragraph. Students have fun with this, especially trying to describe "the girl blew her nose." That gets kind of gross, but fun!
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
Set of resources used in the year 4 topic of creating images with poetry, similes and metaphors.
A great idea is for the children to describe a beach using similes and metaphors.
Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy!
Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted.
Also a bank of poems that I developed using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop. I have recently added even more poems and simile / metaphor references for this resource!
AUGUST UPDATE: Even more resources added and price reduction to celebrate over 100 downloads of this resource.