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!
<p></p><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>The remaining clips focus on the local neighbourhood, pros and cons of wearing school uniform and a campaign about smoking.</p><p></p>
<p>Three teachers share Great Lesson Ideas to boost pupils' writing skills - and all the resources you need to use these ideas.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
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.
<p>Primary teachers share three of their best lesson ideas about data handling in Key Stage 2 maths.</p>
<p>At Cuffley School, Year 3 turn data about their favourite school meals into a human bar graph. At The Wroxham School, Year 4 are doing Olympic Maths, measuring and record long jumps, high jumps and target practice, turning data into Venn diagrams and graphs.</p>
<p>Year 3 are collecting data about time and use a Tardis in their class. The children go inside to estimate when thirty seconds has elapsed. At the end, the data is turned into a graph on the interactive whiteboard.</p>
PowerPoint Presentation on all the lessons - the reading text is on the Presentation for whole class teaching including whole class exercises.<br />
Literacy lessons for a week focussing on the short story: - <br />
- Reading comprehension questions - listening/speaking and reading/writing (includes inferences)<br />
- Sentence activities - differentiated to include capitalization and end punctuation mark.<br />
- Work on conjunctions and finishing off sentences.<br />
- Word work focus on compound words.<br />
- Gap filling exercises in sentences.<br />
- Cut/paste activities.<br />
- Grammar work on the future tense - Changing present tense to future tense and vice versa<br />
- Composition - Writing to complete thinking bubble.<br />
- Extension activities.<br />
- Revision Worksheet on sentences which includes using conjunctions.<br />
Aligns with:<br />
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1A – Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence<br />
CCSS.ELA.Literacy.L1.1.E – Use of verbs to convey past, present, future<br />
CCSS.ELA.LITERACY.L.1.1.G – Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g. and, but, or, so, because)<br />
CCSS.ELA.LITERACY.L1.2.B – Use end punctuation for sentences<br />
CCSS.ELA.LITERACY.SL.1.1 – Participate in collaborative conversations<br />
CCSS.ELA.LITERACY.SL.1.2 – Answer key details in a text read aloud<br />
CCSS.ELA.LITERACY.RL.1.1 – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text<br />
CCSS.ELA.LITERACY.RL1.2 – Retell story<br />
Resources printable and editable. <br />
There are a couple of pdf. worksheets - show examples of completed the worksheets.<br />
Images royalty free.<br />
To say THANK YOU to all my TES friends and followers I've created a bunch of $2.00 packets! This one centers on the reading skill of main idea and details. This 20+ page packet contains all sorts of graphic organizers aimed at helping your primary students master the main idea, or "big picture," and details. <br />
I hope you enjoy these graphic organizers as much as my students do. Finding the main idea is an important skill so these are specifically designed to help ensure mastery of that concept.<br />
To say THANK YOU to all my TES friends and followers I've created a bunch of $2.00 packets! This one centers on the reading skill of making inferences. This 20+ page packet contains lots of different graphic organizers aimed at helping your primary students learn how to infer as they read. I hope you enjoy these graphic organizers as much as my students do. Inferring is an important skill so these are specifically designed to help ensure mastery of that concept.
To say THANK YOU to all of my TES friends and followers I created a bunch of $2.00 packets and this one is centered on opinion writing prompts! I just so happen to be teaching our new writing unit on opinions and wanted something quick and easy for students to start completing on their own. I've spent enough time explaining what opinion writing should look like that I was anxious for students to practice A LOT on their own. It's hard for kids to generate topics themselves, so I did that work for them! This packet includes more than 20 different prompts AND a special bonus!!<br />
I hope you enjoy these writing prompts as much as my students do. They cannot wait to go to the writing center to complete these! My colleagues also can't get enough of them! Thank you for all your support!