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
Apostrophes! Why do so many of us get them wrong?<br />
In Year 2 children are expected to use contractions accurately, and in Year 4 they are expected to understand possessive apostrophes as well.<br />
This extended lesson on apostrophes is suitable for Years 4, 5 and 6. It would also be an ideal revision tool for the Year 6 Grammar Test.<br />
First, children are given the chance to revisit prior learning through the fun warm up game 'The Memory Test'.<br />
Following that, they will learn about possessive apostrophes and common misconceptions during the presentation.<br />
When they are ready, the two player game 'Apostrophe Abduction' will provide them with plenty of challenge.<br />
Save yourself HOURS of work with this lovely interactive resource pack providing practice materials for the pseudo words that children will encounter during the year one phonics screening check. <br />
The pack contains 2 colourful PowerPoint presentations, 2 sets of printable flash cards, a lesson plan and an activity sheet. The resources would provide a numerous lesson and can be used year on year. <br />
The pack focuses solely on the pseudo words as in my experience, these tend to be the words children find most challenging in the check, even for able readers. <br />
The materials have been carefully prepared following the principles of the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) screening checks, ensuring a broad coverage of sounds including vowel digraphs and common consonant blends.
45 huge full colour images, 45 student friendly plot ideas and a vast set of resources and teaching ideas for:<br />
- story openings<br />
- how to create mood and atmosphere<br />
- weather in literature<br />
- famous characters from literature<br />
- how to build tension<br />
- vary sentences for effect<br />
- shift point of view and verb tense<br />
- three top grade GCSE sample stories in different genres, tenses and themes<br />
- words and phrases to use and more.<br />
This vast set of resources is scaffolded and differentiated, so you could use with able year 7s, weak GCSE entrants as well as the most able.<br />
This scheme makes links to common poems and literature and will prepare students for controlled assessment, coursework as well as build lasting skills for exam in 2017 and beyond.
This pack consists of 15 x A4 size posters. Your download will be in PDF format for you to print easily.<br /><br />
Cover page<br /><br />
What was the Stone Age?<br /><br />
The First Britons<br /><br />
The Ice Age<br /><br />
Skara Brae<br /><br />
The New Stone Age<br /><br />
The Beaker People<br /><br />
The Bronze Age<br /><br />
Roundhouses<br /><br />
Bronze Age Religion<br /><br />
Stonehenge<br /><br />
The Iron Age<br /><br />
Iron Age Art and Culture<br /><br />
British Tribes<br /><br />
Iron Age Hill Forts<br />
Find more display resources at:<br />
These week plans were created for a mixed ability year 5 class, whose topic was Space. Their written outcome is an instructional manual for an astronaut. The PowerPoint includes the slides I used with the children, as well as grammar and group activities and task cards for differentiated writing activities.
Never before has stretching and challenging the thinking of your students been so simple and so effective. With the GCSE English Stretch and Challenge Generator you can push the thinking of your students at the click of a button - no planning required!<br />
Containing over 100 challenge tasks and questions mapped to the curriculum, this fantastic tool will engage and excite your students as they get to select a challenge at random by clicking one of the icons on the fourth slide.<br />
Alternatively, why not use the tasks and questions as pre-planned extension activities? Simply drop them into your existing lessons and be certain that you are consistently differentiating for the most able.<br />
However you choose to use it, you can guarantee that the GCSE English Stretch and Challenge Generator will make pushing the thinking of your students easier than ever before. High challenge, great progress and big thinking will be a feature of every lesson you teach!
A brief powerpoint that identifies some key features of writing. This is designed to be used after reading The Signalman and other short stories. You can create a clues box and get the students to bring in interesting objects of their own. The checklists/planning sheets are helpful starting points.
One powerpoint tells the story; the other shows different settings to use as a shared story on the board, or to print for the children to write.
There are also a range of writing sheets and heading/lettering for display.