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
This one works a treat!<br />
Fronted adverbials should now be taught from Year 3 upwards and this is a useful way in - it will also stretch talented KS2 writers.<br />
This dice-based activity encourages children to add a wide variety of fronted adverbials to a main clause.<br />
The game is differentiated into three different versions. In its simplest version, less confident writers can pick appropriate adverbs to open sentences. In the most challenging version writers must elaborate and include more than one adverbial at the start of the sentence. This can produce some stunning sentence work.<br />
My class have been able to apply this skill in their own writing and I'm sure yours will too.<br />
There is a presentation to provide your class (or any less confident teachers) with the knowledge needed to use the activity creatively.<br />
NEW! I have added a new game 'Warrior Swords!' to develop the skill of varying the length of fronted adverbials. It is more challenging than the other 3 versions attached.<br />
I hope you find the games as useful as I have.
A revision power point containing 14 revision tables targeting key grade C topics with some of the grade B topics that a grade C pupil can attempt. Topics include solving equations, four rules of fractions, standard form, graphs etc. Topics are repeated on some slides for extra practice. Twelve topics are revised per slide. On power point so you can adapt/amend as you need. I found that one table lasts as a starter for 2 lessons allowing for approx. 15 mins at start of each lesson.
In this lesson children will learn all about Mayan written language, their hieroglyphics, glyphs and logograms.<br />
After an engaging multimedia teaching input, they will explain their understanding of the objective and go on to draw comparisons with how we communicate in the 21st Century. <br />
This is then followed by an activity that enables the children to design their own logograms/hieroglyphics in a Mayan style. <br />
Complete 1hr lesson (could run to 90 mins) including...<br />
- PowerPoint: starter activity, teaching input (with web resource and video links) and a plenary activity.<br />
- Worksheet pack with two worksheets plus extension activity for any early finishers. <br />
- Teachers' notes.<br />
YouTube links are provided for videos but a website is provided for a video converter if your school doesn't have access. <br />
All images either sourced from openclipart.org or owned by tftf.
This unit of work is presented as an illustrated booklet that follows each chapter of David Walliams book - Gangsta Granny. It has been designed to help developing readers engage with and extend their comprehension of the story through a range of activities including; finding answers to set questions, word search, poetry, creative and report writing and drawing. It looks sensitively at the exploration of an eleven year old boy's emotions as he experiences the love and loss of a close relative. It also gives us a humorous glimpse into the shady realms of 'cat burglary'. It is one of a series of my David Walliams booklets. Good for guided reading and extended reading homework. Illustrations used are by 'Openclipart'. There is also an original poem about a child's Granny - can be used to encourage pupils to create their own.
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]
Year 4: Performing Poetry<br />
Walter de la Mare - 2 week unit<br />
A two-week literacy unit of work for Year 4, containing lesson plans and pupil resources, looking at how this poet creates a haunted atmosphere in some of his spooky narrative poems. In this unit pupils will:<br />
- read and listen to classic poems by Walter de la Mare<br />
- use inference skills to understand narrative poetry<br />
- engage imaginatively with poetic language<br />
- create their own versions of the one of the spooky poems<br />
- investigate how the poet creates a haunted atmosphere<br />
- explore how sound effects can enhance a performance<br />
- prepare and give a performance to an audience<br />
The poems include 'The Huntsmen', 'Some one' and 'The Listeners'<br />
All plans and resources are produced by Ofsted-rated outstanding teachers.
Great for inspiring reluctant writers or filling a few hours in your class with fun yet challenging learning activities. A complete, engaging, imaginative, creative writing or Big Writing stimuli lesson that can be applied to many different writing genres.<br />
Children discuss ideas and then plan by answering the thought provoking questions which enable a wealth of ideas to be generated. Planning sheet has space for 5 sense descriptions, VCOP elements and purpose, audience and genre notes to help meet the new 2014 curriculum. Starter activity plus 2 widths of line guides/writing sheets included plus optional paragraph planning sheet, custom art sheet and self-assessment plenary activity mean that this lesson's length is flexible and could easily last for 2 hours if you wanted it to and comes with 3 different options in the teachers' notes for delivery over 1,2 or 3 lessons. <br />
Lesson is aimed at KS2 but can be used for more able KS1, or KS3 as it is differentiated by outcome.
A self-contained game to be played in pairs.
Use to revise reading coordinates on a grid. Best played once coordinates have already been introduced, as a consolidating activity.
Differentiated versions of the game within this pack, including use of the first quadrant only, as well as all four quadrants. You will also find instructions on how to play the game within your pack. Suitable for Years 4 and 5 (on one quadrant) and Year 6 and KS3 (on all four quadrants).
There are about 17 (practical and fun) lesson activities, tasks or worksheets to cover the following 2014 objectives:
Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn.
Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle.
This is one of the children's favourite activities to help understand angles. Ideas for children of all abilities to have fun learning about angles.
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I have created this for a year 5 top set maths group. It is differentiated 3 ways, yellow being the less able, green able and pink more able.
This links in very heavily with shape as I am teaching this following 3 weeks on shape, space and measure, so it will continue to embed their knowledge of quadrilaterals, types of triangles, angles and parallel and perpendicular lines.
Hope this is useful! Have included photos of what it should look like once points have been plotted, hopefully I haven't made any silly mistakes! :-)
Investigation and problem solving activity in which students identify all the different pentominoes, then fit them into shapes (50 different shapes, inc. 4 rectangles, 4 squares, 17 animals, 13 pictures (inc. car, train, plane, rocket, boat), 12 other shapes (inc. cross, yin and yang, heart)).