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
36 lists based on the new 2014 spelling guidance for year 3. Activities include word-searches, word jumbles, flash cards, definitions, alphabetical lists, sentences, display words, bespoke clipart, crack the codes and look, say, cover, write, check. All files are in word for easy editing and contain solutions where appropriate. Bee images have been created specifically for the scheme. Please see the scheme guide for more information. Follow the scheme on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/spelingbeescheme?ref=hl
When writing stories, many students struggle to conjure up plot, character and any realistic sense of place. This unit reduces story-anxiety by supplying a customizable plot outline, freeing them up to enjoy the story while building writing skills. <br />
53 beautiful PowerPoint images allow students to unleash their inner ninja in Japan or fight their way through jungle, with ready-made word-lists and phrases to help.<br />
Everything is scaffolded, from plot, sentence construction and description. There are examples from literature on how to use weather to build mood and atmosphere as well as a model top grade GCSE story for students to analyze. The unit includes SMART student-friendly targets for weaker and more able students linked to tips on how to write like a ninja – for those aiming at the highest grades at GCSE.<br />
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]
The GCSE English Literature Stretch and Challenge Workbook makes it as easy as possible for you to stretch and challenge the thinking of your most able students.<br />
The workbook is self-contained and ready to use. It is thirty pages long, containing a wide range of stimulating, high-level activities. These are based on critical, creative and conceptual thinking, as well as the top two levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – synthesis and evaluation.<br />
Simply print off the workbook and give it to your most able students. They can then use it during lessons, when they have finished the main activity, or as the basis of challenging homework tasks.<br />
The GCSE English Literature Stretch and Challenge Workbook is a perfect complement to the Stretch and Challenge Grid and the Stretch and Challenge Generator. All three together allow you to differentiate incredibly effectively for your most able students, with little or no planning required.
A set of detailed lessons plans and Powerpoint presentations with supporting worksheets for Year 1 and Year 2.<br />
The lesson starts off with getting children to discuss where their special place is - a gentle starter to lead into a special place for some Christians.<br />
Lesson 1: My Special Place<br />
Lesson 2: Places of Worship and Special Symbols<br />
Lesson 3: Mains features inside/outside a church<br />
Lesson 4: My Church Visit and activity sheets<br />
Lesson 5: Follow- up to Visit - Shared writing and individual writing<br />
This fantastic, fun, challenging, cross-curricula lesson is packed with learning and has elements of: computing, history, writing and speaking and listening, built into a lesson centred around independent learning and research. Children will be using and applying the historical learning they acquire creatively, as they work through the challenges of the lesson. An optional competitive element, combined with the fun of potentially becoming a Time Detective (and earning a Time Detective badge) create added motivation and increased engagement towards the learning. Children research in a holistic way building up a bigger picture of life the time period and then present their creations providing you with an assessment opportunity and a chance to decide the winners. The lesson ideal for either the beginning, middle or end of a history topic or unit. Can be done in an hour but better over two, contains starter and plenary. Made for KS2 but accessible to more able KS1 and less able KS3
Descriptive writing is soon to be a major part of the English exam [from 2015 for 2017 exam], so it is a good idea to start 'drip feeding' techniques for top grades to more able KS3s as well as KS4s still doing course-work or just aiming to write more effectively.<br /><br />
Each of these lessons uses short reading extracts too, to help students recognise techniques they could use, thus providing some preparation for the fiction reading portion of Paper 1 [new AQA English spec]. The PP outlines the lesson plan and the handout gives students a copy of the text extracts looked at. Notes on the relevant slides prompt less experienced teachers to notice relevant techniques. Peer marking ends the session.<br /><br />
Photographs are once again used by kind permission of Graham Hobbs.
Using commas for adding information to sentences (main and subordinate clauses). Plus a general punctuation review exercise to embed the use of commas with existing skills. Aligned with Common Core Standards: Language: Conventions of Standard English L.6.2, L.7.2, L.8.2
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
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.
Check out my other resources at - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/jreadshaw
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.)
A powerpoint created for use with my year 5 literacy set. It outlines the three types of sentences and explains how to use a subordinate clause in the middle of a main clause. It also include examples at the end for the children to identify the clauses.
A set of sentences for children to add in subordinate clauses. I printed them to A3 and got the children to cut them up and add in a subordinate clause on a coloured piece of paper.