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
Revision tool which regenerates new questions and self marks! For use on pupil shared areas, all questions modeled on past SATs. <br />
Great alternative to use alongside practice papers, all answers will turn green when correct giving immediate feedback, hence also saves on printing/photocopying and marking. <br />
This can also be put on as many machines as you like, once downloaded put on your school network for pupils to work on-screen (no complex installation just copy to the shared area) and generate a new set of questions with one click! (Just click 'calculate now' and a new set will be generated each time.) This will also be good practice for the use of on-screen tests.<br />
Differentiated! - There is a support page, middle ability page and an extension page. On the last page are corresponding target lists which can be used for self assessment, tracking or to focus intervention. <br />
Great for revising multiple topics whilst improving fluency and mental maths skills, and also includes a times tables booster! <br />
(NB: Requires Microsoft Excel- Please read the instructions!!- check in settings that automatic calculations are switched off- just click formulas- calculation options- tick manual) (read only version to prevent pupils from saving any changes, just select yes when opening)<br />
*** please message me via TES community if you have any questions regarding technical settings***
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
Save yourself HOURS of work with this lovely interactive resource pack providing practice materials for the pseudo words that children will encounter during the year one phonics screening check. <br />
The pack contains 2 colourful PowerPoint presentations, 2 sets of printable flash cards, a lesson plan and an activity sheet. The resources would provide a numerous lesson and can be used year on year. <br />
The pack focuses solely on the pseudo words as in my experience, these tend to be the words children find most challenging in the check, even for able readers. <br />
The materials have been carefully prepared following the principles of the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) screening checks, ensuring a broad coverage of sounds including vowel digraphs and common consonant blends.
Year 4: Performing Poetry<br />
Walter de la Mare - 2 week unit<br />
A two-week literacy unit of work for Year 4, containing lesson plans and pupil resources, looking at how this poet creates a haunted atmosphere in some of his spooky narrative poems. In this unit pupils will:<br />
- read and listen to classic poems by Walter de la Mare<br />
- use inference skills to understand narrative poetry<br />
- engage imaginatively with poetic language<br />
- create their own versions of the one of the spooky poems<br />
- investigate how the poet creates a haunted atmosphere<br />
- explore how sound effects can enhance a performance<br />
- prepare and give a performance to an audience<br />
The poems include 'The Huntsmen', 'Some one' and 'The Listeners'<br />
All plans and resources are produced by Ofsted-rated outstanding teachers.
This file contains four mini-investigations to be carried out in pairs or small groups. The investigations are all on the subject of measure. They include a 'potion making' capacity task, a 'post office' weighing task, a 'wavy trail' measuring investigation and a unit of measure conversion puzzle. Each task takes approximately 25 minutes but can be extended or made shorter as needed. Each investigation also has a higher and lower ability version. <br />
Also included are instructions and a list of resources needed for the lesson. <br />
Most suitable for Year 3 and 4.
Are you teaching your students about different materials? Are you focusing a lesson on the uses of plastics? Are you looking for some visual support to help make your teaching more effective? I have collected 30 images of items made out of plastic which you could use as a discussion focus or print out to make into a colourful, eye catching display.<br />
You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different uses of plastics being shown in each of photos.<br />
You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about the use of plastic in our lives.<br />
The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into the different uses of plastic. The students can then discuss why they think plastic was a good choice in each case. <br />
The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.<br />
I designed this to help EAL/LA/MA children put down their ideas and plan to write a book review as part of the Year 3 'Authors and Letters' unit.
This worksheet will help LA and MA to answer questions in bullet points, and in the next lesson use the frame to write a full book review. Please comment if you think it is useful I am a student so I am learning all the time!! Many thanks!
Fantastic Mr Fox- Short Term Literacy Planning. Lovely book to use to help literacy, retelling or writing adventure stories. Great for character focus also and vocabulary extension. Great used alongside an animal topic also. Enjoy!
French Christmas Bingo and Worksheet.
Can use Bingo cards easily in English as well.
Large images and french names included after bingo cards and worksheet to test childrens knowledge after they have learnt the French words.
Laminate Bingo cards/ Lotto Francais and use again and again.
Pratice French first use actions to reinforce learning.
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.
64 fun and engaging topics on which to base short/extended writing activities. Adapted from 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition), this resource comes complete with inspirational picture 'hooks' to really stimulate writing.
- Appropriate for use at KS1/2/3/4
- Ideal for literacy starters
- Easily differentiated
- Incredibly open-ended
- Thought provoking and challenging
- Sparks creativity and technical writing skills
- Perfectly adaptable (videos, role play, etc.)