An excellent example of guided writing at its best. Child led with teacher supporting by asking probing questions and offering suitable high level ideas. Loved the idea of paired work for the KS1 children, I will magpie and use for a guided writing lesson later this week. Many thanks!
In this Key Stage 2 literacy ‘Lesson Starters’, suitable for Years 3-6, each of the five short video clips provides a stimulus for pupils to employ a range of persuasive writing techniques. The first clip takes animals as a starting point - three children show us their pets, telling us why they are wonderful and giving one or two disadvantages or problems in looking after them. The remaining clips focus on the local neighbourhood, pros and cons of wearing school uniform and a campaign about smoking.
This programme reveals how the use of multi-sensory teaching can help dyslexic children become independent learners and boost their self esteem.
It is crucial that children with dyslexia are encouraged to believe in themselves and to become independent learners from an early age.
Kate Bodle, a specialist in teaching dyslexic children, works at Ewelme Church of England School in Oxfordshire.
She uses a multi-sensory approach. Kate explains and demonstrates the approach in this programme.
The importance of teaching continuous cursive handwriting and the need to 'overlearn' is also covered.
In Great Lesson Ideas, teachers at Eleanor Palmer School, London, demonstrate fun primary maths games.
Headteacher, Kate Frood, and her enthusiastic staff use games to inspire their pupils, and share three of their best ideas - maths learning cleverly interwoven with some traditional fun and games.
A Year 3 class plays a multiplication game using die and a Year 6 class try to establish the value of the word ‘table’, having been given the numeric value of some of the letters.
Year 1 practise their 'counting on' skills in a simple dice game they call 'Bird Race'.
Three teachers share Great Lesson Ideas to boost pupils' writing skills - and all the resources you need to use these ideas.
The Super Sentence is a good regular KS2 activity which promotes understanding of different ways that sentences can be changed and improved. Next is The Wordscape, which stimulates students in the preparation of writing a description of a setting.
Then Spelling Games shows a variety of simple, fun activities, suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2, to help make spelling lessons more engaging and stimulating.
Resources included are as follows:
55 PDF or PPT files for you to print.
A range of alphabet flashcards – some plain, some patterned, some small, medium and large, several sets of character flashcards, heart shape cards, 2 A4 alphabet posters, Table top line, table mats to draw and colour, table mats with famous characters, Large set of letter A4 size with pictures, another set without pictures, A4 star shaped posters each with a different letter on, Mini pencils with letters on 8 per A4 page, 130 word cards – 5 for each letter of the alphabet
Alphabet bunting with pictures, another set of alphabet buntings with different pink patterns on each,
Alphabet mini cards to make words or sort into order, small set of cards for one to one work
Bingo game with boards and selection cards, 2 sets of loop cards, Alphabet fans, alphabet game, Alliteration cards, handwriting cards showing how each letter is written,
Letter stencils, lucky dip game, play doh activity, rabbit in a hat game,
Certificate, badges, sack tag, folder cover, patterned display borders, pink backing paper to print if needed,
Word and picture cards for simple words, odd one out posters for each letter of the alphabet, word cards with missing words and matching cards, 26 letter handwriting sheets, 26 word writing worksheets, writing booklet cover, lined paper with pink borders, plain paper with borders, long banner and large letters to head wall display
Celebrate 'Thanksgiving Day' with this themed pack that includes a colourful sets of cut-out borders, bookmarks, banner, lined paper and page borders for your games, drawing or any writing activities in the class. This also includes a colourful sets of alphabet and numbers in thanksgiving day background. Great to use to teach alphabet recognition, spelling and phonetics for pupils learning English as a second language. They can also be used for creating beautiful wall displays, attractive posters and colourful bulletin boards. Hope you find it useful.