Thank you! We are doing a unit on sci-fi so I changed the pictures and characters into aliens, and some of the language to made up words, for my guided writing lesson. This ppt was a great starting point for me, not to mention the amount of time it has saved me! You rock!
Lesson plans used to teach writing when studying World War II. Spend the first week reading text and watching animations / films with flashbacks. In the second week use the book 'My Uncle's Dunkirk' by Mike Manning as a stimulus for writing about flashbacks or any other appropriate. This then provided the structure for their own flashbacks in the third week. Talk for Writing techniques had a fantastic impact on the quality of the children's writing.
A fun power point which engages all of the pupils and requires verbal interaction between them. At the end of the power point a task is set.
I have aslo added a planning sheet, vocabulary display/flash cards, further ideas for projects and a display banner for the classroom.
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.
A variety of Literacy Tasks
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts
Simple Drawing Tasks
Label a Pirate
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.