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)
2014 new curriculum Non Chronological Report Planning Year 1<br />
Plan has school logo on and may reference outside resources or resources I plan to make.<br />
Plans may make reference to free websites to enhance the lesson.
This fantastic, fun, challenging, cross-curricula lesson is packed with learning and has elements of: computing, history, writing and speaking and listening, built into a lesson centred around independent learning and research. Children will be using and applying the historical learning they acquire creatively, as they work through the challenges of the lesson. An optional competitive element, combined with the fun of potentially becoming a Time Detective (and earning a Time Detective badge) create added motivation and increased engagement towards the learning. Children research in a holistic way building up a bigger picture of life the time period and then present their creations providing you with an assessment opportunity and a chance to decide the winners. The lesson ideal for either the beginning, middle or end of a history topic or unit. Can be done in an hour but better over two, contains starter and plenary. Made for KS2 but accessible to more able KS1 and less able KS3
This is a 5 day teaching unit to help you teach Year 2 students how to teach length. The lessons all start with a 10 minute mental warm up session. This is followed by the main, whole class, interactive lesson. The lessons finish with a differentiated challenge for the students to complete.
This handout shows numerous features that could appear in non-chronological reports. Not all of them do though, so it requires the children to really analyze a non-chronological report and find what does and doesn't appear. Could lead on to some inter
One slide showing the structural features of a non-chron report. \n\nUses a coathanger analogy and you can get the children to plan their report using their own coathanger!\n\nMine taped the various parts of their report planning to the coathanger and we hung them around the classroom.
3 differentiated literacy homework sheets featuring a non-chronological report about ‘Seaside Holidays Today and in the Past’ and questions to test comprehension. Used in Year 2. Links well to History unit on seaside holidays.
Daily Work Bundle for Entire School Year
This bundled resource is designed for students to be engaged every day Monday-Friday for the entire school year (36 weeks). Monday has a writing activity, Tuesday has trivia, Wednesday includes famous quotes, Thursday contains thinking and logic puzzles, and Friday has fun facts. They are all designed in a kid-friendly and fun way. These are sure to be a hit with your students!
Included in this super bundle for each day:
-a PDF document containing the slideshow to share for each day of the week for 36 weeks!
-a teacher tips sheet to help guide you
-a teacher tracking sheet
-how to view a PDF as a slideshow direction sheet
Buying these as a bundled resource will save you over 20%
30 page booklet of Task cards can be laminated for children who have completed classwork, stored or displayed on noticeboards. Also a Powerpoint Presentation included for classroom use. Cross curricular, Numeracy, Literacy , Science and PSHE activities.
Numeracy:- square numbers, factors, ways to make 100, ways to make 1000
Literacy:- Write a Book Review, write a Book Blurb, words and meanings dictionary work, Acrostic Poem, Limerick Poem, Newspaper Report, Persuasive Writing, how many words can you make from Alphabet, Writing Instructions, Letter Writing, Descriptive Writing, Composing questions, words ending in 'ness'
Science:- Materials, Life Cycle of Frog and Butterfly
PSHE:- Respecting others