I found it amusing and well put together but it's too clever by half! People who could appreciate these sayings would surely have already got to grips with apostrophes. Looking for something to make their use clear to a mixed ability Year 5 class - this is not it.
A lesson I have put together for my Year 4 class (but could be used across KS2) for apostrophes. Includes:
- Smart Notebook with an AfL task for the start of the lesson and brief input/revision for each of the 3 types of apostrophe. It also has copies of each part of the task and the answers.
- Word document (for easy editing) with a main task which involves placing the missing apostrophes in a piece of text (also good as an editing task). Children are then asked to sort the words with apostrophes into a table to show omission, possession or plural possession. Finally there is a short extension/application task to continue the story.
- A separate Word document with the answers to the main task and the sorting table.
Lower ability children might just look for the apostrophes for omission at first then following some input look for the possessive apostrophes.
Children who know one sort of apostrophe (omission) could just get the input on possessive apostrophes and then complete the task.
Children who are able to complete the AfL task without any help would go straight onto the task and look to complete the application/extension - without support this will challenge them.
Hope you like it!
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.
This scheme takes the group step by step through the stages of how to write a story. It is adapted from the government initiative 'Improving Childrens Writing' getting children from level 3 to level 4. I have changed it a little, so that it is also suitable for level 2 and 3 as well. Some resources you will have to get from the government published folder 'improving childrens writing'.
Set of 12 Assessment Objective (AO) posters for the new English Literature and English Language GCSE. PowerPoint and PDF versions provided. Suitable for all exam board specifications. Easy to print. Logical images have been selected to represent each AO. If you prefer a more abstract style please view my other resources.
The different Assessment Objectives (AOs) for GCSE English Literature and English Language (provided by the Department of Education and the exam boards) have been combined into one user-friendly poster set. Also included are the Spoken Language AOs, so everything you and your students need is in one place. Each AO has been allocated a memorable image to help students understand the different skills they need to master.
The set of AOs are suitable for use from Year 7 right through to Year 11.
Included in your download are:
- A set of 12 x AO posters. The posters are available as a PowerPoint and PDF.
- An overview document explaining how the AOs for GCSE Literature and Language have been combined.