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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

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

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

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 - 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

AQA English Language Paper 1 New Specification Lesson sequence Q1-5

AQA English Language Paper 1 New Specification Lesson sequence Q1-5

A series of lessons based on a short extract from a text book.Contains:-A full AQA-style English Language Paper 1 that students can sit as a series of mock questions.-A PowerPoint with clear Learning Objectives using Blooms highlight the key skill used. -A PowerPoint that explores each of the reading questions in detail with tasks (and challenges) for each activity. -Exemplar paragraphs for the students to explore and unpick.-Fascinators and starters that attempt to present some of the Reading skills in an accessible way through images.-A Slide with the Q5 image on for teacher to adapt into a planning lesson for descriptive writing.

By spidermatt

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KS2: Spellings

KS2: Spellings

This is the bundle of all of my KS2 spelling resources. Randomly generate lists, practice sheets & handwriting sheets by selecting the spelling rule being taught. Generate spelling assessments and track pupil progress. This really is the complete package and will save you many, many hours of workMore like this... Year 3 Maths and Science Assessments Year 4 Maths and Science Assessments Year 5 Maths and Science Assessments Year 6 Maths and Science Assessments

By mrajlong

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Primary Spellings Pack

Primary Spellings Pack

This is the bundle of all of my Primary spelling resources. Randomly generate lists, practice sheets & handwriting sheets by selecting the spelling rule being taught. Generate spelling assessments and track pupil progress. This really is the complete package and will save you many, many hours of work More like this... Primary Maths and Science Assessments Bundle

By mrajlong

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Primary Spelling and Handwriting Generators

Primary Spelling and Handwriting Generators

This is the bundle of my Primary spelling resources. Randomly generate lists, practice sheets & handwriting sheets by selecting the spelling rule being taught. This really is the complete package and will save you many, many hours of workMore like this... Primary Maths and Science Assessments Bundle

By mrajlong

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Year 5 and 6: Spelling Assessments and Tracking (Generator)

Year 5 and 6: Spelling Assessments and Tracking (Generator)

With most spelling assessments, you have a few tests to use over the year. With this resource, you will have hundreds. Each test is comprised of 20 staggered question (see previews) chosen randomly from a bank of over 150 sentences. Each test will enable pupils to demonstrate whether they are: below, working towards, meeting or exceeding age related expectations. Simply, open the resource, randomise (F9) and print! Answer sheet is included (obviously) as is a result page to track progressALL year 5 and 5 spelling rules represented. 100s of assessments at your fingertips. Everything you need in one place. Easy to use. A great tracking tool.(PDF previews represent a fraction of the assessments that can be created. Full instructions can be found on first page of the spreadsheet)More like this… Year 5 Maths and Science Assessments Year 6 Maths and Science Assessments Worksheet Generators - Bundle

By mrajlong

AQA English Literature Anthology Poetry 'Tissue' Sequence of lessons New Spec

AQA English Literature Anthology Poetry 'Tissue' Sequence of lessons New Spec

A three lesson sequence for one of the more challenging poems in the collection that does the following.Lesson 1First impressions Semantic/lexical fields Differentiates the poem (easily adapted by teacher to target individuals) for analysis Offers prompt questions for LA/MA students Feedback and Progress opportunities Lesson 2Completes analysis of poem by different groups of students Independent learning analysis based on final section of the poemPrompt questions for LA/MA students to access Independent Learning Language style 'list four things' progress checks Lesson 3Summary of poetic themesProgress check on how the structure of the poem develops based on understanding A planning worksheet with some examples of how the poem could be compared to other poemsA context progress check Independent learning task that can be tailored to individual students/classes to create an extended piece of writing

By spidermatt

AQA Power and Conflict Poems Lesson Bundle!

AQA Power and Conflict Poems Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain a valuable understanding of the content, language, and structure features of a number of power and conflict poems, each of which are studied as a part of AQA's new literature syllabus. Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings poems, understanding the writer's ideas within poems, understanding the social and historical contexts of the different wars/conflicts, and analysing features of content, language, and structure.Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps:- Engaging- Defining/ Understanding- Identifying/Remembering- Analysing/ Creating- Peer or self evaluating.All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided. Individually, these resources would amount to £6, meaning that you can make a 50% saving!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru

Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley

This engaging, comprehensive lesson provides an interesting and highly-informative study of Percy Bysshe Shelley's power and conflict poem: 'Ozymandias.' Throughout the lesson, students gain a detailed understanding of the poem, with a particular focus upon the content, language, and structural features employed by Shelley. By the end of the lesson, students demonstrate their knowledge of the text analytically, through assured, appropriate, and sustained interpretations.The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:- Defining the key concept of power, and considering its role and implications in man's actions;- Securing contextual understanding of both Ozymandias the ruler, and Percy Bysshe Shelley the poet;- Reading and interpreting the poem, using a provided line-by-line analysis, and interactive group activities;- Developing their understanding through inferring and analysing key language and structural choices;- Analysing how the theme of power is explored through Shelley's content, language, and structure;- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.Included is:- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and substantial; (including hyperlinks to informative and engaging videos)- Copy of poem;- Content, language and structure mind map;- Deeper thinking worksheet;- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;- Comprehensive lesson plan.There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 9/10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

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Primary Spelling Assessments

Primary Spelling Assessments

This is the bundle of all of my Primary spelling Assessments. Generate spelling assessments and track pupil progress. This really is the complete spelling assessment package.More like this... Primary Maths and Science Assessments Bundle

By mrajlong

Naplan Language Conventions Practice

Naplan Language Conventions Practice

This resource focuses on Language Convention practice for the years 7 and 9 NAPLAN in English and covers contractions, homophones, past and present tense and spelling. The spelling resources include respelling of identified misspellings and identify spelling mistakes and making corrections.

By kellyocs

AQA English Language and Literature Revision

AQA English Language and Literature Revision

Five fully differentiated and resourced revision packs for both the English Literature and English Language new spec GCSE examinations. These packs offer ideal preparation for KS4 students as they enter into the busy exam season. I will be continuously updating this bundle with new resources, so regularly check your downloads for updates.

By Lead_Practitioner

Mr Stink - Reading Comprehension

Mr Stink - Reading Comprehension

Opening chapter from Mr Stink by David Walliams (available from, and with kind permission of, Love Reading 4 Kids)- Differentiated comprehension questions to match the text provided - LA/ MA and HA- Answers for each comprehension for ease of marking- Ticks at the bottom of the page identify which ability group the questions are suitable for.- Text can be used for Guided Reading and questions used as a follow up activity.- Can be used as an assessment activity

By ReadingResourcesforTeachers

Key Stage 2/KS2 SPAG Bundle

Key Stage 2/KS2 SPAG Bundle

HALF PRICE SALE IN LEAD UP TO SATS!Produced by Year 6 teachers, these fantastic resources help to consolidate all SPAG terms required for the KS2 tests. Included in the PPTs are several example questions for last minute preparation.

By littledude2011

Common Exception Word Lists – precision teaching, high frequency, spelling, reception Y1,2,3,4,5,6

Common Exception Word Lists – precision teaching, high frequency, spelling, reception Y1,2,3,4,5,6

This resource consists of spelling lists for reception to year 6. The lists are also presented in a precision teaching grid format. To make this resource, I referred to the common exception word lists in the National Curriculum which consist of combined word lists for years 3 and 4 and for years 5 and 6. I separated these by difficulty to create lists for each year group. The words for reception to year 2 are from the National Literacy Strategy. Please leave a review if you find this resource helpful.

By magicinkstand

Mother's Day Stationery – 3 printable letterheads to color and send to Mom / Mum | Printable PDF

Mother's Day Stationery – 3 printable letterheads to color and send to Mom / Mum | Printable PDF

These Mother’s Day letterheads are the perfect stationery for a letter to your mom on Mother’s Day.There are three designs available, including hearts, flowers and a tea party theme. The letterheads are 8.5 x 11 inches (letter size) but can be scaled to print for smaller letters.Please visit my store for other Mother's Day and holiday coloring pages and printables, including DIY Mother's Day gift boxes, bookmarks, coloring pages, letterheads, coupons and Mother's Day cards!---------- PRODUCT DETAILS: ----------• Number of Pages: 3• Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate• File Format: 3 xPDF files - Instant digital download• Page Dimensions: 8.5 x 11″ (Letter)• License: Personal use and classroom use only. ---------- PLEASE NOTE: ----------• The photos above are an example of how this product can be colored and printed. The actual product is black and white so you can color it yourself.

By Sarahrenaeclark

GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - persuasive speech booklet (Section B) Whole lesson plan.

GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - persuasive speech booklet (Section B) Whole lesson plan.

A complete lesson booklet! Step by step so really good for independent work. Includes starter of watching a great speech on YouTube (link included - I do not own this video). Includes GCSE mock question for the task and example introduction and conclusions. Pupils should be using DAFOREST with this booklet. Includes space for own planning and plenary of 'top 5 golden tips'.

By georgia_katherine

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Book Club Format - Sequence of Events (CCSS)

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Book Club Format - Sequence of Events (CCSS)

Use I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 to Teach Sequence of EventsThis Book Club Bundle for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 is an excellent choice for 5th and 6th grade readers who are ready to begin using more sophisticated comprehension strategies. This package includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and resources designed to support small group reading instruction that focuses on Sequence of Events.Here's What You'll Get:- Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Sequence of Events- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide- Book Club Calendar- Conversation Prompts- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet- Student Self Evaluation Forms- Student Reading Response Guide- Comprehension Assessment Rubric- Common Core State Standard Assessment All of the lesson plans and activities included in this package are aligned to the Common Core Standards for fourth grade. I hope that you will enjoy using my resources along with your copy or copies of “I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912” by Lauren Tarshis.If you have any questions about the resources included in this set please email me at AmyMackenzie@BookPagez.com. It will be my pleasure to reply and help you in any way I can.

By BookPagez

Stage 3 (Year 3) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 3 (Year 3) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 3 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 2 (Year 2) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 2 (Year 2) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 2 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 4 (Year 4) Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 4 (Year 4) Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 4 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne