July 1 2016 marks the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme and coincides with the Euro 2016 tournament, also in France. Many British footballers volunteered to fight, most famously the men of the Footballers’ Battalion. By combining an important historic anniversary with a major football tournament, we hope to inspire pupils to read and write for enjoyment and to engage them with studying, and enjoying, history.<br />
In this toolkit you will find football and First World War related activities designed for pupils aged seven to 13. These activities can be run in class, in assemblies and in the library and there are also ideas for engaging parents and running your own book groups - plus the opportunity to host your own match day party! During the first three weeks of Euro 2016 we will also be publishing an original children’s story in 16 chapters to be read aloud in schools and homes. www.literacytrust.org.uk/euro-2016
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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. <br />
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.
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
A scheme of work geared to the Cambridge IGCSE coursework assessment objectives for an argumentative/persuasive written piece for or against vivisection. Can easily be adapted for any exam board. Clear, full colour PPTs, fully resourced and all self-contained. Easy to follow with differentiated options and opportunities for assessment included. Flash video available also if email request sent.
This is an interactive spreadsheet to generate highly personalised writing targets for up to 30 children.<br />
Based on the requirements in the new English curriculum this target generator allows you to select 3 targets for a child and will save you hours of work!!! <br />
Target 1 - Transcription based target.<br />
Target 2 - Composition based target.<br />
Target 3 - Grammar, Punctation & Vocabulary based target.<br />
Follow the instructions to easily select targets from a drop down list for each child in your class. Then print the target to use as a book mark or stick in children's books prior to a unit of work. <br />
I generate a new set of personalised targets for each unit of work I teach. It only takes about 10 minutes to do the whole class and print them out ready to go!