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
This one works a treat!<br />
Fronted adverbials should now be taught from Year 3 upwards and this is a useful way in - it will also stretch talented KS2 writers.<br />
This dice-based activity encourages children to add a wide variety of fronted adverbials to a main clause.<br />
The game is differentiated into three different versions. In its simplest version, less confident writers can pick appropriate adverbs to open sentences. In the most challenging version writers must elaborate and include more than one adverbial at the start of the sentence. This can produce some stunning sentence work.<br />
My class have been able to apply this skill in their own writing and I'm sure yours will too.<br />
There is a presentation to provide your class (or any less confident teachers) with the knowledge needed to use the activity creatively.<br />
NEW! I have added a new game 'Warrior Swords!' to develop the skill of varying the length of fronted adverbials. It is more challenging than the other 3 versions attached.<br />
I hope you find the games as useful as I have.
A pack of 5 revision worksheets - Each one containing 46 different past paper SATs style questions, all fitted onto one double sided A4 sheet <br />
Great for keeping photocopying down whilst practising loads of past questions!There is a record sheet (including key skills) for each pupil to record their score after each attempt and try to beat it the next time! Each worksheet has similar questions & key skills but with new numbers each time in order for pupils to build confidence, fluency, and consolidate their learning. <br />
Answers for all questions are provided (as pdf and ppt) - each on a single page which can be projected onto IWB in one go or printed out on a single sheet to allow for self/peer marking.<br />
Could be done in class with support or at home for revision - Ideal for some intensive last minute SATs preparation. (PDF files)
Benin AD 900-1300 is now a non-European study unit for KS2 on the new curriculum for history.<br />
This ten-lesson history unit contains lesson plans, pupil resources and teachers' guides.<br />
Everything you need to teach this unit.<br />
This unit covers the following questions:<br />
1. What was the Kingdom of Benin? <br />
2. How was the Kingdom of Benin first established? <br />
3. What did the people of Benin Kingdom believe?<br />
4. Why did the first dynasty of Ogiso come to an end in AD 1180?<br />
5. What were the Obas like as leaders?<br />
6. What did ordinary people do for jobs in the Kingdom of Benin?<br />
7. What was Benin Kingdom art like?<br />
8. What happened to Benin Kingdom after the period AD 900-1300?<br />
9. What was left after Benin Kingdom was destroyed?<br />
10. What have we learned about this period of history?<br />
All the plans and resources are produced by Ofsted-rated outstanding teachers.
Designed to be adaptable and flexible in length to suit your needs, this challenging yet engaging mini-project contains 12 separate & complete activities for your class to undertake that result in them creating all the details of a newly discovered remote island complete with a tribe of people. Packed with learning, creativity and the demonstration of acquired skills, the project is designed to keep your class occupied and learning for an entire day, with minimal input from you, but could even be extended over a longer period of time. The project is completely purpose driven with children engaging in research, independent learning, planning, persuasive writing, speaking and listening, art édesign and creative problem solving activities. Designed for pairs or 3’s in upper KS2, and to provide engagement and challenge for even the brightest members of the class whilst being accessible to all. Suitable also for KS3 and higher ability Y4.
Fun yet challenging complete SPaG lesson that teaches children all about prepositions of place, designed to meet the new 2014 curriculum. Contains: engaging starter game; easy to understand teaching input; key teaching points (in child-speak); and a peer assessment plenary activity which is designed to spark off lots of discussion about prepositions of place, to help cement the learning in the children's minds PLUS a further game to play afterwards if you need! The learning activities are differentiated and contain a further element of challenge through the extension activity. This lesson is a great way to meet the new and challenging grammar requirements for lower KS2 in an engaging and easy to teach way.
Everything you need for a complete SPaG lesson that teaches children all about prepositions of cause. Designed to meet the new 2014 curriculum and contains: starter activity; easy to understand teaching input; learning activities and a peer-assessment plenary designed to spark discussion and increase engagement in this somewhat dry aspect of grammar! The learning activity is differentiated by the extension work. This lesson is a great way to meet the new and challenging grammar requirements for lower KS2 in an engaging and easy to teach way.<br />
A useful toolkit for converting reported to direct speech, giving chn a step by step process for converting. Useful when chn are doing related grammar tasks and as a revision aid.\n\nI put this resource (among others that I am beginning to upload) in flip folders we have on each table, but can also be laminated/put on the wall as an aid for chn.
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.)
This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.
Using Adjectives and Adverbs; Complete Lesson – Mr Stink
Complete Lesson on Using Adjectives and Adverbs - Related to Mr Stink by David Walliams
This download includes a complete, English writing lesson on the seventeenth chapter of the book Mr Stink by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to use and understand adjectives and adverbs in the children’s own writing and recognising them in other’s, this lesson uses the events in the chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children’s understanding of the adjectives and adverbs. The class will write a short text together and then the children will use writing frames, cloze sheets and word mats to create their own pieces of work. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book Mr Stink; everything else needed is included in this download.
This download includes:
- Full and detailed lesson plan
- Complete lesson PowerPoint
- Writing frame
- Word bank
- Cloze sheet and answers
- Chapter review sheets
This is the 17th lesson in my Mr Stink unit, the first is here.
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6th Grade ELA Common Core Posters- Emoji Print. Includes an individual poster for each standard as well as strand headings.
It is so important for students to see, read and become familiar with the standards they are learning. I display the standard we are working on each day on my white board. I print out all of the standards at the beginning of the year (and laminate them!). I then sort them by strand and hole punch each one. I put them on book rings so that I can easily post them on my board on a magnetic hook