<p>The first file is to create a display with VCOP in large initials then the words Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation to put up next to them as a large visual reminder. The four colours were picked because highlighters are available in similar colours - you can then highlight examples of each in the different colours. You can also use these colours to highlight words in a text document. The second file is designed to be kept on tables for reference by the children. I have created it so that each sheet can be cut in half to form A5 cards then laminated. The titles follow the colour scheme used for the display and show ‘Good’ Level 1/2 examples (with the title in a pale version of the colour) and then ‘Even Better’ Level 3/4 examples (with the title in a darker version of the colour). Other topics covered: classroom display.</p>
<p>Display prompt cards for sentence based display. Can be downloaded backed and instantly displayed. In powerpoint so that you can amend the colours etc as needed (done in black and white as only have that printer at the mo though!) Useful with keywords for sentence trees etc. Topics also included: classroom display.</p>
This powerpoint explains the features that should be included in an opening/setting, as well as how the language used can change the type of setting that it is. It builds on and develops the use of similes, metaphors and personification. There is an accompanying page with the settings for snowy forests, a settings sheet with 9 pictures, and evaluation sheets for HA, MA and LA.
Differentiated sheets for HA, MA, LA which have a description of a simile, metaphor and personification. LA have to fill in the blanks, MA have to fill in the blanks and then create their own sentence, HA have to create their own sentences.
If you download this resource, please take a moment to provide feedback so that I can improve it.
A booklet which challenges children to design and cost up their own zoo, taking in to account the building costs, running costs, takings and advertising.
My class worked in pairs and loved this task. Works well as an end of term/year topic.
<p>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.</p>
This ‘marvellous minibeast’ bundle contains:<br />
7 colourful, well-structured presentations which introduce and lead learners through the wonderful world of minibeasts. <br />
There are four specific minibeast presentations featured:<br />
Each unit of work includes:<br />
opportunities to build up important ‘minibeast’ vocabulary before writing (mini whiteboard task)<br />
simple factual information to read and discuss<br />
labelling tasks and life cycle sequencing task<br />
factual writing tasks with sentence stems<br />
simple ‘draw a minibeast’ tasks /alternative ‘cut and stick’ tasks<br />
Additional tasks:<br />
comprehension passages with questions<br />
alphabetical order tasks<br />
minibeast word hunts<br />
minbeast handwriting<br />
minibeast grammar and punctuation tasks<br />
Three additional presentations concentrate on:<br />
minibeast report writing<br />
minibeast note taking<br />
minibeast adjectives<br />
The Minibeast Report Writing presentation provides an opportunity for learners to plan and write a non-chronological report. It details the structure of a report, encourages the use of mind mapping and has clear graphics and suggestions to aid composition. Extension tasks are included for more able learners. Editing sheets are provided differentiated to 2 levels.<br />
Note -taking is a difficult skill. This unit of work introduces learners in a clear and structured manner with opportunities for mini whiteboard work – easily adapted to paired or trio tasks.<br />
I have included tasks and active learning throughout the presentations. Within the presentations, I have provided answer slides for immediate and easy correction. I feel that young learners benefit from clear and concise minibeast facts as many of the relevant non-fiction texts can be too difficult for early readers to access initially.<br />
Links are also provided within several of the presentations to appropriate minibeast sites that enhance and enrich the learners' experience as well as providing active tasks/games and songs.<br />
I would be delighted to receive feedback.<br />
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