Starting a story is often the hardest part!
Here is a video from Smart Stories explaining how authors start their own stories and what writing hooks they use to make readers interested.
Two activity sheets are also attached: one to encourage children to spot these structures in texts they love and the second to allow them to craft their own.
<p>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.</p>
Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.<br />
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Confusing Words Beat the Clock PowerPoint game. A fun interactive way to practice identifying commonly confused words. (there, their, they're) Students are given two sentences and have thirty seconds each to identify the correct confusing words that go in each sentence. They can work with a partner and use wipe-off white boards or write the answers down on paper. After time is up, the answers will disappear. (Timer is built in) Click again to check answers. Advance slide with another click to start with a new set of sentences. Grades 4 and up. Supports common core for frequently confused words! 36 sentences in all. - HappyEdugator
A powerpoint created for use with my year 5 literacy set. It outlines the three types of sentences and explains how to use a subordinate clause in the middle of a main clause. It also include examples at the end for the children to identify the clauses.
A set of sentences for children to add in subordinate clauses. I printed them to A3 and got the children to cut them up and add in a subordinate clause on a coloured piece of paper.