English language learning teaching resources: Grammar

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

Creative Writing: David Didau's Slow Writing Technique

Creative Writing: David Didau's Slow Writing Technique

An outstanding observation lesson based on David Didau's Slow Writing Technique. These resources include an exam style starter activity, exemplar writing and activity, strategies for improving writing, progress checker, peer assessment and a lesson plan. I have used this lesson several times and every time get excellent evidence of progress across a full range of age groups....

By joannammarsh

Persuasive Articles

Persuasive Articles

Targeted at mixed ability KS3 pupils, this adaptable PowerPoint provides a detailed and well-modeled insight into the ways in which pupils can create persuasive articles particularly in food reviews. By comparing tabloids and broadsheets, pupils begin to explore how they can themselves create an effective article about their critic of a food experience.

By deepavali_sehgal1

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question Lesson

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question Lesson

Beast of Bodmin Moor Exam Question LessonHere is a very simple and straight-forward lesson based on the legend of the Beast of Bodmin Moor. Simply download and teach. No fancy stuff.Lesson Power Point contains:• Starter• Video clip• Newspaper article on the ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’• Questions and answers• Student opinion piece on what they thing about the mythFor a full investigation lesson on the ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’ see here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-beast-of-bodmin-moor-exciting-team-investigation-lesson-11382956Or look out for any bundle pack of these lessons.Visit my page for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: see resource material)

By EngageinEnglish

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative WritingA group of friends find themselves trapped in an old hotel, only to suffer strange lucid dreams and terrifying nightly visitations. Will they escape or go insane? And what is the significance of the black rose?Visually attractive, creative horror story lesson complete with all resources needed for a fun engaging lesson or series of lessons. (At least two lessons will be required to complete the story.)Power point includes:* Attractive title page.* Story scenario – dramatic scenario (as above).* Complete lesson objectives and outcomes* Character cards page (with example, included) where students complete their own characters on special cards (resources included at the back of the Power Point.)* Planning sheet giving students a structured method in which to write an effective story (included at the back of the Power Point.)* A review prompt to discuss writing so far.* A review peer-assessment prompt which should set students up to continue the story next lesson.A simple but fun and engaging lesson!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Donney Nunley, Circus Tricks, Flickr.com. Emo Attitude, Haunted Boy, Deviant art.)

By EngageinEnglish

Structuring Analytical Essays - Writing Frames

Structuring Analytical Essays - Writing Frames

Targeted at KS3 and KS4 pupils for the reading assessments, the resources provide pupils with a guided structure (with arrows) about how they can build a convincing analytical argument. The structure is modeled and pupils are given opportunities to follow the structure and analyse alternative extracts independently for the entire lesson. This works great in group work and independent tasks that lead to presentations. Distinguished by arrows and boxes, the pupils explore how each sentence provides a different purpose. Each box includes a separate statement; in following each box, pupils begin to realize how their sentences move from the topic sentence to evidence, to analysis then the reader's response and concluding the writer's intentions. The analytical structure is adaptable to different texts and provides a great scaffold for all analytical writing tasks.

By deepavali_sehgal1

QUOTATION MARK RULES: HANDOUT

QUOTATION MARK RULES: HANDOUT

A handout that explains 9 RULES OF QUOTATION MARKS with examples. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reference material to remind the learners on the RULES and the USAGE of QUOTATION MARKS in writing.

By john421969

QUESTION MARK & EXCLAMATION POINT RULES: HANDOUT

QUESTION MARK & EXCLAMATION POINT RULES: HANDOUT

A handout that explains 9 RULES - 5 OF QUESTION MARKS and 4 OF EXCLAMATION MARKS - with examples. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reference material to remind the learners on the RULES and the USAGE of question marks and exclamation points in writing.

By john421969

PUNCTUATION: BUNDLE

PUNCTUATION: BUNDLE

This Resource Includes:Handouts -1. Comma Uses2. Apostrophe Rules3. Capitalization4. Colon Use & Semicolon Rules5. Hyphens & Dash Rules6. Parentheses & Brackets Rules7. Punctuation Table8. Question & Exclamation Mark Rules9. Quotation Mark RulesLessons & Resources -1. Apostrophe & Parentheses2. Capitalization & Periods3. Colons & Semicolons4. Commas5. Hyphens & Dash6. Question & Exclamation Marks7. Quotation Marks

By john421969

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDS

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDS

PROVE IT! GRAMMAR REASONING CARDSPROVE IT pack!Incudes:20 punctuation prove it cards and 50 grammar prove it cards (KS1 and 2)Use for interventions, morning tasks, starters, extensions, debates, talk pair share, homework and more!

By erylands

Analytical Writing Frame Julius Caesar

Analytical Writing Frame Julius Caesar

Targeted at KS3 and KS4 pupils learning Julius Caesar, the resources provide pupils with a guided structure (with arrows) about how they can build a convincing analytical argument. The structure is modeled and pupils are given opportunities to follow the structure and analyse alternative extracts independently for the entire lesson. This works great in group work and independent tasks that lead to presentations. Distinguished by arrows and boxes, the pupils explore how each sentence provides a different purpose. Each box includes a separate statement; in following each box, pupils begin to realize how their sentences move from the topic sentence to evidence, to analysis then the reader's response and concluding the writer's intentions. The analytical structure is adaptable to different texts and provides a great scaffold for all analytical writing tasks.

By deepavali_sehgal1

Structuring Analytical Writing A Midsummer Night's Dream

Structuring Analytical Writing A Midsummer Night's Dream

Targeted at KS3 and KS4 pupils learning A Midsummer Night's Dream, the resources provide pupils with a guided structure (with arrows) about how they can build a convincing analytical argument. The structure is modeled and pupils are given opportunities to follow the structure and analyse alternative extracts independently for the entire lesson. This works great in group work and independent tasks that lead to presentations. Distinguished by arrows and boxes, the pupils explore how each sentence provides a different purpose. Each box includes a separate statement; in following each box, pupils begin to realize how their sentences move from the topic sentence to evidence, to analysis then the reader's response and concluding the writer's intentions. The analytical structure is adaptable to different texts and provides a great scaffold for all analytical writing tasks.

By deepavali_sehgal1

PROVE IT! 20 year 3 and 4 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 3 and 4 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 3-4 spelling pattern reasoning cards Use for interventions, morning tasks, starters, debates, extensions, paired work, homework and more! master the new curriculum through reasoning activities. Get the children thinking and explaining deeply! subscribe to all resources here: www.uniqueclassrooms.com

By erylands

CAPITALIZATION RULES: HANDOUT

CAPITALIZATION RULES: HANDOUT

A handout that explains 10 rules of CAPITALIZATION with examples. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reckoner to remind the learners on the RULES and the USAGE of CAPITALS in writing.

By john421969

HYPHEN & DASH RULES: HANDOUT

HYPHEN & DASH RULES: HANDOUT

A handout that explains - 10 RULES OF HYPHENS - HYPHENS WITH PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES - 3 RULES OF DASHES - with examples. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reckoner to remind the learners on the rules and usage of hyphens and dashes.

By john421969

Funny test for April fools´ day

Funny test for April fools´ day

Here´s a funny test that works very well on April fools´ day . Go into the class, with a very serious face :Close your books, there´s an exam today!!! Hope you enjoy it!!!

By Olynj

The significance of minor characters in Great Expectations

The significance of minor characters in Great Expectations

Targeted at mixed ability KS4 pupils, the PowerPoint embeds a variety of relevant extracts that expose Dickens's social meaning behind the minor characters in Great Expectations.This resource can be used throughout the week by focusing on one character per lesson. Alternatively, it can be compressed into one lesson where pupils analyse a specific character in their group then present their analysis to the class. The extracts and differentiated questions for each character effectively stimulates pupils' motivation to explore how specific words impact characterisation and what Dickens reveals about society through this minor character.

By deepavali_sehgal1

34 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

34 English grammar dice games, fun to play, all fully resourced - just add dice!

This is a whopping 112 page word document containing all 34 of my grammar games. Unlike a lot of sellers, my work is NOT a PDF, so you can edit and adapt to make it work in your classroom. This resource 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.For each grammar skill there is: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.For some grammar games there is also a lesson plan and a presentation. Here are some of the skills covered: determiners/plurals/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/spelling/language of persuasion/argument/discussion

By extra golden-time

10 USES OF COMMA: HANDOUT

10 USES OF COMMA: HANDOUT

A handout that explains 10 uses of commas with examples. Teachers can use this cheat sheet as a ready reckoner to remind the learners on the usage of commas.

By john421969

Science Week Bundle

Science Week Bundle

A collection of science themed resources and activities that you might enjoy for British Science Week.

By sarah277

PROVE IT! 20 year 5 and 6 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 5 and 6 spelling pattern reasoning cards

PROVE IT! 20 year 5 and yer6 spelling pattern reasoning cards Use for interventions, morning tasks, starters, debates, extensions, paired work, homework and more! master the new curriculum through reasoning activities. Get the children thinking and explaining deeply! subscribe to all resources here: www.uniqueclassrooms.com

By erylands

Slow Writing Primary Pack by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

Slow Writing Primary Pack by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

This all-in-one Slow Writing Pack contains differentiated writing frames, a weekly lesson plan which can be used time and time again, as well as teacher/child criteria tick sheets.Using the 2014 National Curriculum and a range of alternative sentence ideas, the pack is suitable for Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.Also provided, are resource ideas and games to help you take Slow Writing further,This is a brilliant way for children to edit, re-draft and improve their work, as well as applying grammar and punctuation skills with strict guidelines.

By mracdpresent

SPAG MAT BUNDLE

SPAG MAT BUNDLE

SPAG MAT PACKMATS INCLUDE:NOUN TYPESADVERBSADVERBIALSSPELLING PATTERNS FOR YEAR 2,3,4,5,6SUBORDINATING AND CO-ORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS.

By erylands

Paris – Descriptive Writing, Complete Lesson

Paris – Descriptive Writing, Complete Lesson

Paris – Descriptive Writing, Complete LessonA sophisticated descriptive writing lesson based on images from Paris, a video clip of Paris and quotes from Ernest Hemingway’s masterpiece, A Moveable Feast.Also included is a KS4 starter pack, usually £2.00!!Great engaging lesson!For the New York version of this lesson type see here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-york-monologues-descriptive-writing-11309329For great more lessons and resources visit my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: all images copyright free, available from Wikipedia and Socialeconomoy.eu.org, Thestudyaroad.com, Thelocal.fr, Placeinparis.com .)

By EngageinEnglish