My kids love these posters. I adapt them with what the children are interested in and they make a lovely display. These are for the higher level sentence types as there are a few out there already for the more simple sentences.
This excel spreadsheet uses Alan Peat's blog from October 2011 to link his exciting sentences to levels - (a rough guide) The use will be dependent on your class.\nWe are going to use in school to introduce the sentence types when children reach a certain level. It is not perfect but you may find it useful too.
This is a progression policy that I created for Alan Peat's Writing Exciting Sentences. It is linked to the new curriculum and gives advice about when to teach different sentence types in line with the new curriculum. At the time, all that I had was the draft national curriculum.
I don't think this in any way replaces buying and reading the Alan Peat books as they will really help to understand the sentences and the theory behind them. There's also an app which you can download which is great!
Hope it helps. Would love to receive some feedback/comments if you have time.
This is a lesson I created for a very low ability Year 7 class as they were struggling with identifying the basic word classes. It involves them thinking of definitions and writing their own (guided by teacher). There are then some pictures as stimulus to get them identifying their own examples (I used mini whiteboards for this task). The students are finally given a picture for them to put into practice what they have learnt/recapped. There is an extension activity using some of the Alan Peat sentence types for further challenge. I ended the lesson by playing a silly sentence game where students are put into groups of 4 and come up with their own silly sentences by including the word classes they have learnt/recapped in the lesson. My students really enjoyed this (especially as I included pictures of my son!)
A lesson with resources to help students independently analyse/annotate/explore the poem. The starter activity involves getting students to look at a wordle with jumbled words from the poem. I would ask students to pick out some words of interest in order to annotate, thinking about connotations/literal meaning etc. Based on this they can make their own predictions about the poem before reading it. The main body of the lesson involves them using a 6x6 grid (they will need dice for this). They should use the square they land on as the stimulus for them to annotate a particular part of the poem/spot or comment on a particular technique used. Students can also write their own questions using the Blooms Taxonomy question stems in order to create higher order questions. They can also swap questions throughout the lesson. (Please note the question stems are uploaded in my free resources.) Any feedback appreciated.
This is a group debate task which could easily lead in to a written piece. Students complete an individual task where they have to decide how far their given character is responsible. They then come together as a group to decide together which character is most responsible. Students really enjoyed this lesson and it promoted a lot of discussion/debate.
Any feedback welcome!
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.
MAY UPDATE: I have recently added even more poems and simile / metaphor references for this resource!