This is a template of a picnic basket which can be used for children to plan their own lunch following on from reading The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. They can either draw the items in their basket or write them depending upon age and ability levels.
Differentiated levels of comprehension based on the book. Also extension/challenge/dictionary work included as this lovely story is full of ambitious words, which my children love. Two of the sheets have been inspired by other resources I had found online but were based on another book in the series.
Children use the counter (which is set to copy) to fill the ten frame(s) to work out the double the number on the duck. Click the duck to see if they are correct.
Ducks were downloaded from http://www.planetprimary.co.uk/
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library. <br />
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
A variety of Literacy Tasks<br />
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.<br />
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics <br />
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts<br />
Simple Drawing Tasks<br />
Label a Pirate<br />
Sentence Strips<br />
Mapping Task<br />
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.
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'.
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