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FREE Phonics Blends Activity Pack (FREE NOW until 31/3 VOUCHER CODE)

FREE Phonics Blends Activity Pack (FREE NOW until 31/3 VOUCHER CODE)

Resource TitlePhonics Blends Activity Pack NOTE: this resource will be free using voucher code until 31/3 (voucher codes are limited!) CODE IS SPRINGSALE17 Go to tes.com/redeem and then click back to this link. Age/Year GroupEarly Years and Key Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 52File TypePDFResource Content❂ Beginning Blends Activities❂ Over 20 Blends Posters❂ One set of Blends jigsaw puzzlesFREE NOW WITH VOUCHER CODE UNTIL 31/3Check the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2017

By PollyPuddleduck

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

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. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

Product DescriptionToday’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively.Students need to be able to judge, analyse and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognises the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modelled and developed.This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills.In this pack you will find 80 quick start task cards – 4 cards per page. I have provided 3 options for printing.These ‘quick starts’ are ideal warm-up activities for the beginning of a lesson. They should be used flexibly and can be used in any order at any time. As these task cards are intended for repeated use, I would suggest laminating them for durability.When to use: (10-15 minutes group/class)• at the beginning of a lesson• during circle timeCONTENT• Cover; Teacher Notes• Brainstorm Task Cards x 8• How Could You? Task Cards x 8• It Won't Happen Task Cards x 8• How Do You Do It? Task Cards x 8• What If? Task Cards x 8• What's The Same? Task Cards x 8• How Many Ways? Task Cards x 8• Recycle Task Cards x 8• What's The Connection? Task Cards x 8• Crazy Combinations Task Cards x 4• Predict The Future Task Cards x 4• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 101

By teacherstoolkitUK

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

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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written 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 continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

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Comprehension activities

Comprehension activities

3 lessons designed to improve student ability to identify writing techniques, discuss a writer's intentions and discuss the effect of the writer's choice of words.

By PhilippaBrooks

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Literacy Activities. A massive collection of literacy activities

Literacy Activities. A massive collection of literacy activities

A huge collection of literacy activities. These are designed to be used as form time activities, but can be used as lesson starters. Fun and engaging games and activities, designed to get pupils interested in literacy and actively improving their literacy.Get organised in form-time with the whole bundle. Bundle includes 2 full terms worth of literacy form time activities!

By PhilippaBrooks

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KS3 Media Bundle.

KS3 Media Bundle.

A series of lessons investigating the basic media principals. 3 lessons focus on moving image and build up to an assessment comparing two moving image adverts. Brief into to the 1-9 framework given in an accessible format. All lessons are fast-paced and engaging, with a mixture of group, paired and individual activities. The lessons are mainly pupil-led encouraging independent learning and ownership of learning.

By PhilippaBrooks

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Year 3 scheme of work on dialogue in play scripts and stories - 8 detailed lessons plus all resources

Year 3 scheme of work on dialogue in play scripts and stories - 8 detailed lessons plus all resources

This structured eight lesson literacy plan moves children from looking at the way speech is used in stories to understanding how it forms the basis of play scripts.They will examine the difference in the structure and punctuation of dialogue used in different kinds of writing, learning how to make comparisons, and use what they have learnt to create their own plays in this engaging series of lessons.They will then work in groups to consider how the dialogue could be read or performed to the best effect.each lesson includes a learning objective, success criteria, a detailed description of the individual/partern/group work, a plenary and all the resources required.

By Sammy55

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Millions Frank Cottrell Boyce KS3 Scheme

Millions Frank Cottrell Boyce KS3 Scheme

A complete twenty five lesson scheme on 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell Boyce for KS3. The scheme includes a PowerPoint that teaches the entire novel with two reading assessment points. The scheme also includes all resources and a revision quiz for the final lesson.

By amymwoodhouse

Writing prompts & conversation starters - Mother´s Day

Writing prompts & conversation starters - Mother´s Day

In this product you get 40 writing prompts for middle and high school. They are also useful for ESL lessons with adults.With this cards you can engage your students to write or talk about "Mother´s Day". There are different ways to use this product.-Use the prompts to debate the subjects in your class our in small teams-Use as writing prompts as a writing activity such as creative writing, journal writing and paragraph practice-Use for practicing speaking in ESL lessons. Great for pair or small team work

By aminascrafts

Article 50 and BREXIT

Article 50 and BREXIT

PowerPoint presentation and 5 worksheets:A brief insight into the history of the EU, a timeline, key players, questions, discussion questions, what is your future? Factfile, survey, wordsearch, poster design, question for paragraph writing worksheets.Suitable for upper KS2 and above - English, Citizenship, PSHE, Tutor Time, Politics, British Values.

By LearnersLabyrinth

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Using Senses in Narratives; Complete Lesson  – The Boy in the Dress

Using Senses in Narratives; Complete Lesson – The Boy in the Dress

Using Senses in Narratives; Complete Lesson – The Boy in the DressThis download includes a complete, English lesson on the nineteenth chapter of the book The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. The lesson focuses on how to include all the senses in a narrative and why it is important to include all senses to create a story. The lesson uses the events in the chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children understand how to use senses in their stories. The class will write the start of a chapter together and then the children will use writing frames and cloze sheets to create their chapters. There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book The Boy in the Dress; everything else needed is included in this download. This download includes:- Full and detailed lesson plan- Complete lesson PowerPoint - Writing prompt sheet- Example anchor chart- Cloze sheet and answers- Chapter review sheetsThis is the nineteenth chapter in my Boy in the Dress series of lessons, the first is hereThanks for looking. Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here*****************************************************************************My other English products: Complete Instruction Writing Unit Complete Persuasive Writing Unit Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

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Goodnight Mr. Tom Spelling Board Game and Literacy Quizzes

Goodnight Mr. Tom Spelling Board Game and Literacy Quizzes

Game instruction guidePlaying board24 starter GNMT Spell It wordsOutstanding Spelling and Vocabulary builderA blank GNMT spelling template file that allows you to input, print out and use your own Spell It game wordsThree GNMT vocabulary challenge worksheets. Use the novel and page number to assist you in finding the meaning of the wordTwo GNMT double puzzle worksheets - anagrams and a hidden messageThree GNMT word search worksheets

By pjmcc2

Easter time

Easter time

Reading and comprehension worksheet. Have a nice Easter holiday!

By Olynj

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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

English Stuck Menu

English Stuck Menu

Utilising the 'Lazy Teacher' ethos of pupils helping themselves, this display gives ideas for doing that.Use the '3B4ME' rule to ensure greater independence in your classroom.Take 'Mute Moments' to ensure pupils know to fix their problems themselves.

By mav_gramm

World Book Day Quiz

World Book Day Quiz

Another one of my 'interactive' Quizzes - this is #3!The pattern is the same as my other ones - so TV Intros, Who Am I?, Films, Dingbats etc. However, all of these have a focus on World Book Day - so all the questions are linked to books. You could, obviously, do this at other times though!It's aimed to be accessible across the Key Stages - I've done it with 7s (with a number of clues!) right up to my Upper 6th English. There are rounds my younger class did much better at!!! It should happily take up a lesson or a tutor period - the answers are included at the back.You can pick up my other two quizzes - in the same format - here:End of Term Quiz #1End of Term Quiz #2

By Robert_Frost

Compare and contrast images of Frankenstein

Compare and contrast images of Frankenstein

These worksheets and the accompanying PowerPoint present two images of Frankenstein that could be used in either Media or English lessons. Pupils work individually at first answering questions about one of the photos. Sentence starters allow them to add more information to the basic details about the photo. They then compare their answers with a partner and decide whether the photos are the same or different for each aspect.Finally, pupils produce a series of paragraphs comparing the photographs using a substitution table. The first paragraph is modelled for them and they then complete the rest independently.

By clas3

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Oral Language Strategies

Oral Language Strategies

Aligned with the “First Steps” approach to oral language, 'Oral Language Strategies' contains sets of activities designed to develop and reinforce specific skills through using strategies such as barrier games and interviews.Entertaining illustrations provide an enjoyable set of activities.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (56 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Author: Ready-Ed Publications

By edubooks