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
Deep marking a piece of work for 30 pupils can be a time-consuming process. Especially if you have a heavy KS3 English timetable and have 90 year 7 books to deep mark by Monday morning. ( 3 hours per set!): Often a 'marking conversation' in pupils' books mean you write the same 'next steps' comments because you were assessing a particular writing or reading technique. These stickers mean you have a bank of relevant 'next steps' comments that can be printed on standard address labels by reprographics to give you some of your precious time back. (Or they can be cut out and glued into books). 18 different detailed comments for writing and 13 for reading. They fit directly with the APP reading and writing assessment grids for English. in PDF and Word format.
Apostrophes! Why do so many of us get them wrong?<br />
In Year 2 children are expected to use contractions accurately, and in Year 4 they are expected to understand possessive apostrophes as well.<br />
This extended lesson on apostrophes is suitable for Years 4, 5 and 6. It would also be an ideal revision tool for the Year 6 Grammar Test.<br />
First, children are given the chance to revisit prior learning through the fun warm up game 'The Memory Test'.<br />
Following that, they will learn about possessive apostrophes and common misconceptions during the presentation.<br />
When they are ready, the two player game 'Apostrophe Abduction' will provide them with plenty of challenge.<br />
26 pages of fun activities giving practice in maths for Easter!<br />
Produce colourful maths-themed decorations for the classroom or to take home!<br />
Easter Egg sequencing. Differentiated.<br />
Complete sequences by drawing and colouring easter eggs<br />
Easter Egg colour by numbers<br />
Practice multiplication and Addition and create colourful patterns<br />
My Easter Basket<br />
Practice in using money to purchase flowers and mini-eggs. Create an Easter basket to take home.<br />
Rabbit Multiplication<br />
A card game giving practice in multiplying two or three numbers<br />
Little Lost Lambs<br />
A game based on “Battleships” to practice the use of coordinates<br />
Easter Egg symmetry<br />
Make attractive patterns while exploring reflective symmetry<br />
Easter Bonnet Listening Exercise<br />
Listen carefully to the instructions to produce a coloured poster. <br />
Easter Egg Algebra<br />
Match the eggs with the cups by performing simple algebra.<br />
Counting Eggs<br />
Problem solving sheets for KS2<br />
Rabbit Run<br />
Find the quickest routes for the rabbits to get the food.<br />
When writing stories, many students struggle to conjure up plot, character and any realistic sense of place. This unit reduces story-anxiety by supplying a customizable plot outline, freeing them up to enjoy the story while building writing skills. <br />
53 beautiful PowerPoint images allow students to unleash their inner ninja in Japan or fight their way through jungle, with ready-made word-lists and phrases to help.<br />
Everything is scaffolded, from plot, sentence construction and description. There are examples from literature on how to use weather to build mood and atmosphere as well as a model top grade GCSE story for students to analyze. The unit includes SMART student-friendly targets for weaker and more able students linked to tips on how to write like a ninja – for those aiming at the highest grades at GCSE.<br />
Are you looking for examples of life in Ancient Egypt? I have collected together 30 highly informative drawings and photos of life in Ancient Egypt. These are a great way of exploring how Egyptians lived, worked and spent their time. These photos will help to stimulate questions and suggestion answers.<br />
You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials being shown in each of photos.<br />
You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Ancient Egypt.<br />
The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different Egyptian objects and artefacts. The students can then discuss how they think each one was used. <br />
If you like this resource, please leave a comment and a review. For more of my teaching resources, please visit my Educational Resources Blog (http://www.TimeToTeach.co.uk). <br />
These two packs offer a wide range of photos (71 eye catching, exciting photos) from both the minibeast world, especially insects and from a broader range of animals, especially mammals and birds. <br />
These could be printed out and laminated and make an excellent resource for any science or biology laboratory. <br />
It would also be useful for teachers who want their students to sort animals into different groups or create their own classification charts. <br />
If you like this resource, please leave a comment and a review. For more of my teaching resources, please visit my Educational Resources Blog (http://www.timetoteach.co.uk).
Descriptive writing is soon to be a major part of the English exam [from 2015 for 2017 exam], so it is a good idea to start 'drip feeding' techniques for top grades to more able KS3s as well as KS4s still doing course-work or just aiming to write more effectively.<br /><br />
Each of these lessons uses short reading extracts too, to help students recognise techniques they could use, thus providing some preparation for the fiction reading portion of Paper 1 [new AQA English spec]. The PP outlines the lesson plan and the handout gives students a copy of the text extracts looked at. Notes on the relevant slides prompt less experienced teachers to notice relevant techniques. Peer marking ends the session.<br /><br />
Photographs are once again used by kind permission of Graham Hobbs.
End the arguments about jobs forever with the Job wheel - now everyone in class can have a job every day, and with the absolute minimum of effort, you can change everyone's job. This takes 10 minutes to set up, but will last all school year.
These are four 'wireframe'-style scaffold sheets to aid pupils with writing explanations and instructions. Wireframes are deliberately informal in their layout to encourage a more confident approach from the children when writing.
They are perfect for differentiation!
I am loving making these wireframes at the moment, and will happily take requests on twitter @mrlockyer, or through TES messaging.
I created this to make subtraction a little more interesting! The pupils fill in numbers at the to, then make subtraction sums with them, trickling down to one bottom number. 21 sums in one sheet, and if you choose the numbers at the top, you can easily check by looking at the lowest number. My class LOVE them. Genuinely. by @mrlockyer
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.
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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.
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.
Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils.
1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.
2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.
3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.
Line drawings of Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions for use with explanation texts. I traced these myself, from screen captures, for use with a Year 4 class, for them to annotate and label, for use with writing explanation texts.
A Christmas Cardomatic