Literacy for early years teaching resources: Writing

Resources and ideas for literacy for early years, writing, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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

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Phonics Phase 3 Vowel Digraph Interactive Lessons

Phonics Phase 3 Vowel Digraph Interactive Lessons

This bundle contains a selection of interactive lessons aimed at whole class or group phonics. Each lesson takes 15-20 minutes.The powerpoint lessons are split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to the new sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Segmenting and blending words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with vowel digraph sound- Writing a sentence- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Phonics Phase 3 - The'ur' sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The'ur' sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'ur.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'ur' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'ur' sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'ur' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'ur' sound- Writing a sentence with 'ur' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'ure' sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'ure' sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'ure.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'ure' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'ure' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'ure' sound- Writing a sentence with 'ure' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Sentence Builder - English Activity -Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Sentence Builder - English Activity -Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to read a sentence and choose the correct word to fit! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*6 sentences per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*Corresponding words to match the sentences. --------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Multiple Choice - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Multiple Choice - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to look at each picture and choose the correct word that matches! This could be a peg clipped on, or a circle drawn with a whiteboard marker! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*8 multiple choice cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

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Split Digraphs - Magic E - BUNDLE - 6 Activities - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - BUNDLE - 6 Activities - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels! These activities can be used as an introduction, teaching activity or consolidation. You could focus on one split digraph, or mix the packs to work on all five! I created this as I found it was something my children needed lots of revision on, to allow them to apply it in their daily reading and writing! Save 33% by buying the bundle!*Check my store if you'd prefer to buy the resources individually!*Product includes:*Board Games - 12 board games (6 picture, 6 word - one per vowel plus mixed)*Long and Short Vowel sorting - 16 cards per vowel (8 long, 8 short) and header cards. *Match, Trace & Write - 8 word cards, 8 picture cards per vowel with a template cards for children to use (space for picture card, tracing card and writing guidelines)*Picture & Word Match - 16 puzzles per vowel, choose a picture, find the matching word! *Sentence Builder - 6 sentences per vowel with corresponding missing words*Multiple Choice - 16 cards per vowel, three words, pick the correct word! --------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 13 ar (as in bark)

Magic Sounds Phonics Set 13 ar (as in bark)

Words with the r-controlled vowel 'ar' (as in 'bark')Includes:Guide to English Spelling: Including a short history of English spelling to explain the quirks of the English language and a pronunciation guide for the relevant sounds along with interesting spelling related factsFlashcards: for each spelling (A5 size)Sentence Maker: cut out the words to experiment with arranging them into different sentencesSentence Maker Powerpoint: as above but suitable for use on whiteboards/computers/tablets. Simply drag the words to create sentencesSound Speller sheets: Attempt to draw and write things with the soundWord Wizard sheets: Traceable words with different letter forms to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes (and their variations). Includes space to write themselves in freeformPre-cursive, cursive, serif, sans-serif and ornamental typefaces are used in these resources to help students develop familiarity with letters across different media.- Cursive (and pre-cursive) writing supports the development of handwriting.- Serif typefaces are designed to be easily read on media with reflected light (like books and newspapers) and are often used for lengthy texts.- Sans-serif typefaces are designed to be comfortable to read on backlit screens (like computers).

By MagicSounds

DIRECT & INDIRECT SPEECH: LESSON PLAN & RESOURCES

DIRECT & INDIRECT SPEECH: LESSON PLAN & RESOURCES

THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES: 1. Detailed Lesson Plan2. Rules to Change Direct to Indirect Speech3. Rules to Report Functional Sentences4. 9 Worksheets with Answer KeysLESSON OBJECTIVES:1. To understand the rules of direct and indirect speech.2. To identify and use direct and indirect speech correctly.

By john421969

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

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Three Little Pigs - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

Three Little Pigs - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

A fully comprehensive pack with differentiated activities using Widgit Symbols.The pack contains a variety of 16 activities, which include the story, sequencing activities, crossword, a cut and stick activity, matching activities, flashcards, drawing, storyboard and playscript.This resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Three Billy Goats Gruff - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

Three Billy Goats Gruff - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

A fully comprehensive pack with differentiated activities supported by Widgit Symbols.The pack contains a variety of 17 activities, which include the story, sequencing activities, worksheets, crossword, matching activities, drawing, storyboard and playscript.This resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Red Riding Hood  - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

Red Riding Hood - Story Pack with Widgit Symbols

A fully comprehensive pack with differentiated activities supported by Widgit Symbols.The pack contains a variety of 23 activities, which include the story, sequencing activities, worksheets, a cut and stick activity, matching activities, drawing activities and storyboard.This resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'oi' sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'oi' sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'oi.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'oi' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'oi' sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'oi' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'oi' sound- Writing a sentence with 'oi' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'oo' sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'oo' sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'oo.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'oo' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'oo' sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'oo' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'oo' sound- Writing a sentence with 'oo' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'oa' sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'oa' sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'oa.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'oa' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'oa' sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'oa' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'oa' sound- Writing a sentence with 'oa' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Phonics Phase 3 - The er sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The er sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'er.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'er' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the er sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'er' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'er' sound- Writing a sentence with 'er' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'igh' sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'igh' sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'igh.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'igh' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'igh' sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'igh' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'igh' sound- Writing a sentence with 'igh' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'ow' sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'ow' sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'ow.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'ow' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'ow' sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'ow' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'ow' sound- Writing a sentence with 'ow' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'or' sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'or' sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'or.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'or' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'or' sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'or' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'or' sound- Writing a sentence with 'or' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'air' sound

Phonics Phase 3 - The 'air' sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'air.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'air' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'air' sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'air' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'air' sound- Writing a sentence with 'air' sound- Revision of common exception words

By blossomingminds

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Long & Short Vowel Sort - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Long & Short Vowel Sort - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to explore long and short vowel sounds, sorting pictures into the correct heading! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraph Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4**Product includes:*12 picture cards per vowel (6 short, 6 long)*Sorting cards for each vowel (Short _, Long _)--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Match, Trace & Write - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Match, Trace & Write - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to choose a picture card, find the correct matching word, trace the word and practice writing it! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraph Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*8 picture cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*8 word cards per vowel (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)*Template card for children to work on--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Picture & Word Match - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Picture & Word Match - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to choose a picture card and complete the puzzle by finding the word that matches! Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the different vowels! Product includes:*16 puzzles per vowel--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Board Games - English Activity - Phonics

Split Digraphs - Magic E - Board Games - English Activity - Phonics

Designed to support small group teaching and independent consolidation within the National Curriculum! This activity allows children to compete against a friend, reading words or using pictures to guess each word, all containing split digraphs. Every resource is colour coded to make it easy to sort the vowels!**Check my store for my Split Digraphs Bundle & get 6 resources for the price of 4!**Product includes:*6 picture board games (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e, mixed)*6 word board games (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e, mixed)--------------------------------------------------------------------Terms of useCopyright ©TheSunshineTeacher. All rights reserved by the author. Intended for classroom and personal use only.

By TheSunshineTeacher

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Magic Shapes Handwriting: cursive letters: Complete Alphabet

Magic Shapes Handwriting: cursive letters: Complete Alphabet

EVERY letter of the alphabet in cursive.Every letter has been broken down in to simple shapes that can be used to develop fine motor skills and build pencil confidence.Those same shapes can then be magically joined together to form letters.A full set of resources is included for EACH individual letter including powerpoints and practice sheets.*************************Developed over thousands of years, these magic symbols are used by wizards to share thoughts, ideas and information. Expert wizards can create thousands of spells with just a few magic shapes. These wizards are called WRITERS and you can become one.This lesson includes two parts:Part 1: Fine Motor SkillsShapes to develop fine motor skills and perfect the use of the magic pen.Includes:- examples and demonstrations on Powerpoint- Magic Pen Skills sheet with guidance and traceable shapes.Part 2: Learning the Letter ShapeCombines the shapes in part 1 to form a magic symbol (the lower case print letter).Includes:- guidance on Powerpoint with the handwritten version of the letter and examples of alternative ways it may be written in print and handwriting- Magic Letter Builder sheet with traceable forms of the shapes used in the fine motor skills activity and also combined to form the complete letter- Pen Wizard: Trace the letter at declining sizes to perfect magic writing skills- blank sheet for practising freestyle writing- flashcards with the complete letter and deconstructed shapesNote: Part 1 is designed to build confidence and familiarity of the shapes that have been deconstructed from the complete letters. The lettering is intended as an introduction to cursive writing with shapes that are similar to print. Examples of other versions of letter forms are included to help emphasise that children will see variations in books and with other people's handwriting.

By MagicSounds

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

PowerPoint presentation which details a simple instruction writing model - 'How to Clean Your Teeth' with a clear and concise layout.Each slide is colourful and engaging and allows a teacher to explain the instruction genre.Also included are sequencing, cut and stick flashcards. Children may assemble the instructions as a paired activity cutting and pasting sequentially onto sugar paper. This task is ideal for reinforcement and will support less secure learners in an active way.This can be used and easily adapted for other simple instruction models- e.g. How to make a sandwich These resources promote an active approach to writing instructions. They complement other resources within my shop - 'Writing Instructions- Introducing the Genre in an Active Manner' and Writing Instructions - 'How to Build a Snowman' which has additional literacy tasks included.I have included several slides within the preview to allow teachers to peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your earners enjoy the lesson and tasks.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

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Full week of lessons KS2

Full week of lessons KS2

An emergency lesson pack for those busy times of year, which contains up to 18 separate lessons. This is ideal for a report writing or parents' evening week, when you may have less time to organise and prepare your regular teaching. I have used the lessons in Years 4 & 5, but they can be adapted to other ages too. Each lesson is fully resourced and differentiated with teacher PowerPoints, independent tasks and full planning provided. Answer sheets are also included, as is a set of maths column addition homework sheets. The bundle includes: *Up to 5 English lessons (creative writing) *4 maths lessons (written addition and multiplication methods) *2 science lessons (Edward Jenner and the human eye) *1 history lesson (famous women in history) * A set of 5 mental maths lessons *1 E-safety lesson about digital footprints Please see the Goldtopfox for a full range of useful teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox

By goldtopfox

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing Lesson

Beauty and the Beast Descriptive Writing LessonTaking advantage of the new movie release, this light lesson focuses on the show, not tell, technique in descriptive writing. The complete lesson includes:• Sentence improvement starter• Plot slide of Beauty and the Beast• Trailer clips• Lesson objectives• Show not tell technique explained + video clip• Additional writing tips• Two images for students to describe and relate back to the class• Beauty and the Beast bingo plenary, with 30 individual bingo cards and caller’s cardAn easy, but engaging lesson students should enjoy – especially fans of Beauty and the Beast!Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: Youtube trailer of Beauty and the Beast, Cooltext.com, myfreebingo.com, IMDB and Wikipedia)

By EngageinEnglish