English teaching resources

Resources and ideas for english, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

  1. Home
  2. English
Literary Devices Display

Literary Devices Display

Intended to be printed and laminated for a wall display on literary devices. Uses examples from a lot of modern films (lots of Harry Potter!) to make explanations clear and relevant to pupils. I hope it comes in handy.

By ameliapeelia

Roald Dahl: Full Writing Scheme of Work

Roald Dahl: Full Writing Scheme of Work

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.

By asadler79

KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

KS1 Writing Instructions - Pizza

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

By jreadshaw

Library Challenge Cards

Library Challenge Cards

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.

By sh2810

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

An Introduction to Dystopian Literature

Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.

By archev

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic.

By Alice K

Teacher Excel Markbook

Teacher Excel Markbook

This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.

By InformingEducation

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - FLASH SALE to celebrate over 100 Downloads!

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - FLASH SALE to celebrate over 100 Downloads!

Set of resources used in the year 4 topic of creating images with poetry, similes and metaphors. A great idea is for the children to describe a beach using similes and metaphors. Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy! NEW!Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted. Also a bank of poems that I developed using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop. I have recently added even more poems and simile / metaphor references for this resource! AUGUST UPDATE: Even more resources added and price reduction to celebrate over 100 downloads of this resource.

By dave_orritt

64 Things to Write About

64 Things to Write About

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- P4C-style - Easily differentiated- Incredibly open-ended- Thought provoking and challenging- Sparks creativity and technical writing skills- Perfectly adaptable (videos, role play, etc.)

By LJGilhooley

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

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.

By spursfan1983

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Sentence Types

Sentence Types

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.

By tasha1988

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An Introduction to Gothic Literature

An introduction to gothic literature, originally aimed at A2 students preparing for OCR's 'Texts in Time' coursework but suitable for GCSE and KS3, if AOs changed.Includes conventions and extracts of key texts as well as suggestions for assessment titles.

By archev

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

Suspense Writing: Full Writing Scheme of Work

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'.

By asadler79

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

Cracking Contraptions! pictures (pencil line drawings)

Cracking Contraptions! pictures (pencil line drawings)

Line drawings of Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions for use with explanation texts. I traced these myself, from screen captures, for use with a Year 4 class, for them to annotate and label, for use with writing explanation texts.The Autochefhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2igRcGxlshAA Christmas Cardomatichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfjTWsURwScSnowmanotronhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NgAsiEdCUoSoccamatichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu2pxJo3cI0Turbo Dinnerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDmwqj6CUOY

By jamesappleby

KS2 Key features of instructions: text analysis activity for HA and MA.

KS2 Key features of instructions: text analysis activity for HA and MA.

These are resources for a group carousel activity for analysing and comparing a range of instructional texts. Each group focuses on a particular key feature as they move around the room to study and evaluate a range of examples and they can then present their findings to the class. The PowerPoint includes task cards for each group that explain their 'expert area' to focus on and these have been tailored and colour- coded to suit different reading ability groups from 1- 5 (5 being the most able). Areas include: text layout, use of images, clarity of instructions, use of verbs and descriptive detail. The PowerPoint also includes recording sheets for groups to use. They will need to complete their coloured sections as they discuss each text. At the end of the activity, when all sections are filled in, this will give a complete analysis of each instructional text that groups can refer to (in their books or on the working wall). The resources can be used with any sets of instructional texts: over the years, I have used these to study instructions for Viking longboat models and recipes for Bengali food with MA and HA ability pupils in Year 5.

By Christianne

KS2 English: Identifying and using adverbial phrases to build descriptive detail

KS2 English: Identifying and using adverbial phrases to build descriptive detail

This PowerPoint includes definitions and examples of the different types of adverbial phrases, as well as Grammar and writing activities to consolidate children's understanding and encourage them to use adverbial phrases to build and up-level detail in their description. The activities have been split into two sessions - 1) understanding and identifying adverbial phrases and 2) using the different types of adverbial phrases to build sentences and to up-level description - but they can be used for an extended lesson. Each writing activity includes answers or modelled examples to use. I used these resources with an HA group in year 5 who were writing a setting description of a factory during the Industrial Revolution, but they could be used for writing and up- levelling any narrative description and for any KS2 or lower KS3 group.

By Christianne

Superhero character writing

Superhero character writing

We designed our own characters, looking at recounts, character descriptions and then moved onto a simple story and made it into a comic strip. Our superheroes focused on the good qualities they could have, and what human values (love, peace, truth, non-violence and right conduct) they display.

By choralsongster

New Daily (SPAG) Spelling Punctuation and Grammar Challenge Cards

New Daily (SPAG) Spelling Punctuation and Grammar Challenge Cards

These daily Spelling Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) challenge cards are intended to be used as a daily warm-up activity for KS2 literacy lessons, but would work equally well as an independent or paired activity for pupils to complete during registration times or as an extension activity. This is the follow-up set of SPAG challenge cards to the original SPAG challenge cards, which features 40 new SPAG questions featuring specific grammar objectives evident in the 2016 KS2 Spelling Punctuation and Grammar SAT such as antonyms, synonyms, conjunctions and subjunctive mood.

By Orchid8

Space themed Yoga/ actions Reception Initial sounds linking with phonics

Space themed Yoga/ actions Reception Initial sounds linking with phonics

Space is our topic next term. So thinking ahead I have made some Physical Development / Phonics action cards for my Reception children. These will also linking with our Yoga sessions. I am thinking whole class, group work, phonic sessions, send home, laminating so children can select and complete independently once actions known. These can be done as a class session, early morning activities- during phonics and also printed and laminated so once the children know the action they can select a card and complete independently.

By LiziP

P Blends bundle

P Blends bundle

P Blends: PH, PL and PRThree worksheets per blend, including:Cloze sentences – 2 levelsWord matching (definitions)Crosswords with wordbank and answersPlease note that PH Blends use more complex wordsUseful for extending vocabulary for KS1, KS2 and SEN.

By jamakex

WH Blend worksheets

WH Blend worksheets

Three worksheets included: Cloze sentences - two levelsword matching (definitions) crossword with wordbank answers. Useful for extending vocabulary for more able KS1, KS2 and SEN.

By jamakex