I assess pupils every half term and print a target card that is stuck to the front of their books and colour coded.\nA blue card - porgressing above target, so target has been incresed.\nGreen on 4 levels target\namber 1 sub level away\nred - two sub levels away.\n\nThe card changes every half term as they make progress.
This is a list of all the reading and writing tasks for KS2 SATs, since 1998. It is useful when you're planning revision to know what's gone before! You can find copies of the papers from 2003 onwards on the site below
This resource has a worksheet task that modelling advice writing and includes a task in which students create their own text with the purpose to advise.
After completing this sheet I often get students to work in pairs, writing their own agony aunt letters, swapping, and replying to each others work.
A complete lesson.
3 clips of Room 101 to familiarise students with format.
2 x worksheets (can be pcopied back to back)
Interactive whiteboard with LO, starter, modelled writing and plenary
I have used this with high ability Year 9 and low ability Year 10 and both classes produced some amazing work!
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.