<p>After struggling for ages to find big writing resources; created my own stimulus for discussion and vocab production on characters; locations and events. Children encouraged to describe what they see or think might be happening. Get them to also use any vocabulary in a sentence. Planning time about 15 mins; writing time about 40 mins can be adapted to just use one element; e.g. Characters only.</p>
Summary Writing – Teacher Training Presentation<br />
FREE! This 22-slide power point reviews four strategies for teaching summary writing in the classroom. The strategies include:<br />
GIST (Generating Interactions Between Schemata and Texts)<br />
TRI: Topic-Restriction-Illustration Frame: for informative/explanatory material<br />
Argument Frame: To use with writing designed to support a claim<br />
Cornell Note-Taking Summary<br />
<p>In ‘The Big Challenge’, follow a team of staff from a school in Hackney, Britain's most multicultural area, as they try to become expert Morris, clog and sword dancers in just 24 hours to raise money for Red Nose Day.</p>
<p>Kevin Ward is the headteacher at Holmleigh Primary School in Hackney, East London. He has no idea that he and two other staff members are about to be told they have just 24 hours to complete a very ambitious challenge: becoming traditional folk dancers. Will he and his team rise to the Challenge?</p>
This resource has individual year group writing objectives year 1 to year 6 that correspond with the new National Curriculum. The objectives are in a word format that can be used and formatted in any way by schools.
This unit of work is inspired by “My Mum” by Anthony Browne. Not only does Anthony Browne write the most amazing books, he also illustrates them with richly inspiring graphics that paint a picture of the text, and entice the reader to use the imagination to delve further into issues.<br />
Although the activities can be completed using any book about mums, Anthony Browne’s work is inspirational. <br />
37 pages of literacy activities, including:<br />
Word mat<br />
Word wall words<br />
My Mum Character Description<br />
My Mum Fact or Opinion<br />
My Mum Same and Different<br />
What Mums and Kids Should Do<br />
Writing Ideas – Letters, Creative Writing, Instructions<br />
Writing Paper<br />
Card Craftivity<br />
This resource is produced in English. A version using US spelling is also available in my shop.
Starter activity consists of a card sort, sorting teddy bears with various words on into A-Z order.<br />
Students are then asked a series of questions based on the Teddy Bear Picnic theme to support them with a descriptive writing piece. Questions focus around grammar and punctuation in terms of capital letters, commas, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks. <br />
Card sort will need cutting after it is printed. <br />
Activities can be adjusted to suit various levels of learner.
16 Language/Literacy and 6 Maths activity cards for either lesson starters or early finishers. The sheets can be printed and laminated so that pupil's can help themselves for independent continuation of work in class. These are also editable for making extra/different cards.