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
These 10 worksheets all have short stories (c.100 words each) with the full stops missing. Designed for repeated practice to help children who find it hard to accurately add full stops to their writing, whatever age or key stage whilst also improving reading comprehension skills and the ability to check their work for errors.<br />
Stories contain full colour images and are designed to be interesting to children and spark discussion regarding where a full stop goes and how the end of a sentence is identified. <br />
Extension would be to check, peer assess and add capital letters or to continue the story with accurate sentence boundary demarcation. All images sourced from openclipart.com<br />
Engaging, fun and challenging complete lesson that teaches and rehearses demarcating sentences with question marks, exclamation marks and full stops. Children learn about each punctuation mark and the importance of adding punctuation at the end of sentences, identifying which punctuation to use. They then work through 4 activities designed to develop their understanding using different skills. They identify, create and explain, with the more able going on to a challenging extension activity. There is also a fun activity in there too that your class will love. Self/peer-assessment plenary is also included to really help cement the learning in their minds and potentially make marking easier for you too. Aimed at KS1, but can be used for KS2 and SEN or EAL children. Teachers' notes and answers included.
This unit of work is presented as an illustrated booklet that follows each chapter of David Walliams book - Gangsta Granny. It has been designed to help developing readers engage with and extend their comprehension of the story through a range of activities including; finding answers to set questions, word search, poetry, creative and report writing and drawing. It looks sensitively at the exploration of an eleven year old boy's emotions as he experiences the love and loss of a close relative. It also gives us a humorous glimpse into the shady realms of 'cat burglary'. It is one of a series of my David Walliams booklets. Good for guided reading and extended reading homework. Illustrations used are by 'Openclipart'. There is also an original poem about a child's Granny - can be used to encourage pupils to create their own.
These 3 detailed lesson plans give you fun hands-on lessons all about the human senses and are ready to use with no preparation other than gathering the readily available equipment and printing out the worksheets that are included in the lessons!<br />
Sense of taste, smell and sight. Does taste work in isolation or is it connected to the sense of smell? This session plan helps you find out lots of things about the senses....<br />
Sense of touch and sight. How does it feel when you can only use touch alone? This session plan helps you find out why....<br />
Sense of hearing looks at how you can focus your hearing and tune it to become more aware of sounds and surroundings especially if you take away the sense of sight! <br />
These are all simple and effective activities with no preparation required other than gathering the readily available equipment! <br />
Each session is designed to last between 45-60 minutes dependent on the activities you choose to include!
Complete lesson with starter, teaching input and peer-assessment based plenary all on the included PowerPoint. Children discuss, plan and then create writing based upon an inspiring, historical story starter writing prompt. The planning sheet asks thought provoking questions ensuring an original, well thought out piece of cross-curricula writing that is full of their own ideas. Other writing genres can also be applied to the plan. Suitable for big writing, creative writing, assessment, moderation or just a regular English lesson. There is also a creative drawing sheet included and lined writing sheet. Variable length: can be done in 1 hr or extended to nearer 2 hrs if required. Children will also practice empathy skills and have the opportunity to demonstrate their historical knowledge.
A detailed plan for an EYFS guided reading session, as well as all of the necessary supporting resources.<br />
The objectives focused on in the plan are:<br />
Children begin to read words and simple sentences. (40 – 60)<br />
The focus text for the session consists of 6 cards that give directions such as ‘go on a step’. The children will use the cards to give each other instructions in role as a robot. The majority of the text is phonically regular.<br />
A grapheme/tricky word/blending check prompt card is included to use in the introduction of the session.<br />
Use the guided reading record sheet to add comments about each child’s achievements.<br />
There is a follow up activity sheet for the children to complete in order to demonstrate their understanding of the text.<br />
If you wish to put the text out for the children to return to independently, there is a ‘challenge card’ that can be displayed next to the activity.<br />
Also available as part of a value bundle.
Commas: These comma cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning how to properly use commas to punctuate sentences. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included.
This activity has students identifying the correct position for a comma within a sentence, and comes in two versions:
1. Students identify comma placement through multiple choice questions
2. Students identify comma placement without the use of any aids.
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♦ Reading Strategies:
Cause and Effect
Compare and Contrast with Pictures
Compare and Contrast
Creative and Critical Thinking
Fact or Opinion
Nonfiction Text Features
Parts of a Book
Point of View
Reading Response Questions
Restating the Question
Text Structures: Informational Text Structures
Analogies (Grades 3-5)
Analogies (Grades 6-8)
Analogies (Grade 9)
Greek and Latin Roots
Multiple Meaning Words
Shades of Meaning
Tone and Mood
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Nouns: Common, Proper, and Plural
Nouns: Common and Proper
Nouns: Irregular Plural
Nouns: Plural Nouns
Nouns: Possessive Nouns
Parts of Speech
Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
Sentences: Fragments and Run-Ons
Sentences: Simple, Compound, and Complex
Subject and Predicate: Complete and Compound
Verbs: Subject Verb Agreement
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.
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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A powerpoint created for use with my year 5 literacy set. It outlines the three types of sentences and explains how to use a subordinate clause in the middle of a main clause. It also include examples at the end for the children to identify the clauses.
A set of sentences for children to add in subordinate clauses. I printed them to A3 and got the children to cut them up and add in a subordinate clause on a coloured piece of paper.
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'.