Deep marking a piece of work for 30 pupils can be a time-consuming process. Especially if you have a heavy KS3 English timetable and have 90 year 7 books to deep mark by Monday morning. ( 3 hours per set!): Often a 'marking conversation' in pupils' books mean you write the same 'next steps' comments because you were assessing a particular writing or reading technique. These stickers mean you have a bank of relevant 'next steps' comments that can be printed on standard address labels by reprographics to give you some of your precious time back. (Or they can be cut out and glued into books). 18 different detailed comments for writing and 13 for reading. They fit directly with the APP reading and writing assessment grids for English. in PDF and Word format.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test papers and answers for Level 3-5 and Level 6 <br />
There are 2 sets of test papers with answers for Level 3-5 and 3 sets test papers with answers for Level 6. These may be used as an assessment tool over the year. <br />
I have also created Poweproint presentations for each test so that the teachers have the choice and can use these for practice within lessons, for short grammar sessions and for revision. <br />
Both Level 3-5 and Level 6 are in the style of the GPS Tests 2014.<br />
I have used these resources for both practice and testing with an outstanding outcome.
These resources were created as part of our Whole School Literacy programme and are intended to be used as 15-20 minute boosters to improve comprehension and essay writing skills across KS4 (mid-high abilities) and KS5 (low ability). However, they are also ideal used as starters or to address common misunderstandings during feedback.
This resource has been created to challenge pupils to design and create their own Demon Dentist board game. Resources and instructions are included but the pupils need to create their 'own rules' to play the game. This is excellent at encouraging instruction writing and will deepen pupils understanding of the characters in David Walliams award winning book. It can used as a homework resource and is especially useful for supporting SEN pupils. All illustrations in this game are by 'Openclipart' creative commons. [NEW VERSION - Amended Arrows]
Lovely set of three handouts and a detailed 22 slide PPT on Shakespeare to help pupils get to grips with the language, terminology and historical background. An ideal introduction to any Shakespeare play or his poetry.
In this unit, students analyse a series of car advertisements (remember the Skoda cake advert?), and learn how to explain their ideas with clarity and precision. The advertisements are very different in terms of their target audience, their appeal, etc. Students engage in a range of linked activities, which encourage discussion, group work and individual work.<br />
The unit culminates in an optional assessment and peer assessment activity. Oh, and it's good fun as well!<br />
Contents: (4-6 lesson scheme of work, full resources and lesson plans)<br />
Classroom presentations<br />
VLE homework presentation<br />
7 page workbook<br />
Links to TV car advertisements<br />
Peer assessment resource<br />
Full lesson plans<br />
Note: All images are free for use commercially<br />
Are you teaching your students about Sikhism and the history of Sikhism? Are you looking for some visual resources to support your teaching? I have collected together 30 high quality images and photos relating to the topic of Sikhism. The pictures would help to make an interesting display or a good starting lesson about this topic. <br />
You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials being shown in each of photos.<br />
You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Sikhism.<br />
The students could also take the laminated photos and images and sort them into different aspects of Sikhism. <br />
The students can then discuss why they think each one is important to Sikh history. <br />
The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
TEST PREP Top Ten Writing Tips for State Writing Test Success PowerPoint. Give your students the top ten list like they may have seen on the David Letterman Show, but for writing tips! Count down to what is the most important tip for being successful on a standardized writing test. Prepare for the new constructed response assessments for common core standards. A fun way to prepare your students to write better on assessments, from conventions to creativity.
'Look Closer' at an animal news report. Questions ask pupils to find facts, read between the lines & think about the way journalists have written the story. Useful SATs practice - answers reference AF strand (2-7) of question é give e.g. answers é suggested levels (3-5). 'Up close with a whale shark ', is from Animal News, First News, 30/9/11. For more information about First News, the weekly children’s newspaper and the weekly resources, visit www.firstnews.co.uk/teachers
Look Closer is part of the First News children's newspaper resource package for subscribers to six or more weekly copies of the newspaper. Download this example based on Issue 266 of the newspaper for free. Look Closer encourages pupils to look closer at one article in the week's newspaper and analyse it in-depth with questions based on the assessment focus strands. Useful for SATs practice. Teacher Answers and suggested levels also included.
An in-depth look into the aspects of a newspaper report. The features are annotated on an actual sports news story that appeared in First News. These include: headline, lead paragraph, quote, captions, inverted pyramid and more. Use as a reference guide sheet for spotting similar features in other news stories. All First News stories are written for 7 to 14 year olds - the weekly paper is available on news stands or by subscription every Friday..
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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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.
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.
64 fun and engaging topics on which to base short/extended writing activities. Adapted from 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition), this resource comes complete with inspirational picture 'hooks' to really stimulate writing.
- Appropriate for use at KS1/2/3/4
- Ideal for literacy starters
- Easily differentiated
- Incredibly open-ended
- Thought provoking and challenging
- Sparks creativity and technical writing skills
- Perfectly adaptable (videos, role play, etc.)
Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils.
1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.
2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.
3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.