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Common Writing Errors - 20 top grammatical writing errors - rules, correct usage and short tasks

Common Writing Errors - 20 top grammatical writing errors - rules, correct usage and short tasks

Contents This resource contains rules, examples, and short challenges for commonly confused words and grammatical errors. It is fully editable so that you can change examples to suit your audience if you wish. It covers the following: 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;) 11. Affect vs Effect 12. Assure, Ensure, Insure 13. Proper use of Commas 14. Using ‘s’ to show plural and possessive (the difference) 15. Passed vs past 16. Weather vs whether 17. A vs An 18. Capitalisation in Sentences 19. Farther vs further 20. Compliment vs complement   How to Use this Resource This resource contains 20 rules and example cards that can be used in the following ways: 1. As a revision e-book for anyone that needs a quick refresh on the most common writing errors. 2. As a group or pair activity for learners to practice and test each other in various ways. Instructions / Ideas for Group Activities Activity 1 – Group or pair competition 1. Print out the rules that you would like your learners to work on. (Laminate to keep them fresh, if you want). 2. Hand out 1 card to each pair or group. Have them read it and complete the short challenge. (Check to see if they have it correct – an answer sheet is provided) 3. Learners then present their task to the rest of the groups to complete (on whiteboard). This can be timed. 4. Groups get 1 point for each task that is correct. 5. Groups then brainstorm ideas to remember the associated rules. 6. Points are tallied up and the winner is announced. Activity 2 – Group discussion and trouble shoot session 1. Learners select a card and read it to the group 2. They complete the task themselves first of all writing up sentence and answer on whiteboard. 3. Group members state whether they agree or not with the answer and share their thoughts 4. The correct answer is revealed by the teacher 5. Groups brainstorm ideas to remember the rules. Activity 3 – Individual work 1. Print out the resource in its entirety, or print out parts that you’d like to work on. 2. Learners complete by themselves, and then check their answers in pairs. 3. Answers revealed by teacher and corrected if necessary. Activity 4 – As a Warm Up Activity 1. Select one card at the beginning of the session 2. Group discuss and agree the answer for the task. 3. In pairs or individually think up more tasks to challenge the rest of the group.
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Hysterical Halloween Sentences Activity

Hysterical Halloween Sentences Activity

With a Mad Libs style, this card game is such a fun way to engage kids as they learn to build sophisticated sentences and move away from the ordinary. With vivid verbs to add to Halloween themed subjects and prepositional phrases, they can create a myriad of mix and match. The rigour is increased with the task of identifying their subject and predicate within their created sentences, together with ensuring that the subject and verb matches. Have fun this Halloween season or any season with this hysterical activity perfect for literacy centres, guided reading and independent work. Great fun for 3rd-5th grades. Included in this printable packet: •16 subject/noun cards •16 adverb cards •24 verbs/action cards •20 prepositional phrases •Recording sheets •Gravestone shaped recording sheets for synonyms •Instructions for creating the gravestone craftivity If you like this, you may also be interested in my other literacy activities. Halloween and Thanksgiving Cause and Effect The Best Challenging Game of Guess the Character Traits and many more in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES WORKSHEETS WITH ANSWERS

A resource that contains 9 worksheets with answers on Prepositional Phrases. It includes worksheets on structure and properties of prepositional phrases. Teachers can use these to enhance the sentence construction skills of the learners when it comes to writing.
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Bury Those Boring Words! Halloween Synonyms Activity

Bury Those Boring Words! Halloween Synonyms Activity

Bury the boring words and put them to rest! This is a fun printable packet that includes engaging games and craftivities to build upon the skills of improving vocabulary and identifying synonyms. The crafts are easy to print, complete and glue together. They can be used at anytime but are perfectly suited for around Halloween with the graveyard and spider web theme. The card game can be played as a Memory type of game or as matching game of snap. The vocabulary is suited to 2nd grade and up. These activities are a fun addition to literacy centres, guided reading or in pairs. Help to increase your students vocabulary and encourage them to use more interesting words and bury the overused words, once and for all. Included: 2 different synonyms craftivities- a graveyard and a spider web. 32 cards with synonyms Teachers instructions Card game instructions. If you like this, you may also be interested in my other literacy activities. Halloween and Thanksgiving Cause and Effect The Best Challenging Game of Guess the Character Traits and many more Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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The Identity Collection

The Identity Collection

The Identity Collection A collection of lessons based on or around the theme of identity. Click on the lesson links to find out more! Great value download. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: Cooltext.com)
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Halloween Literacy Task Card Activities

Halloween Literacy Task Card Activities

This is a fun, reproducible 24 page literacy packet of games and activities for developing reading comprehension skills and creative writing skills. The whole thing is around the fun and spooky theme of Halloween. Kids LOVE this! I have targeted the language and the CCSS ELA for 4th and 5th grades. It can of course be used for 3rd and 6th as you see fit. The Best Game of Guess the Halloween Character Traits is a variation on one of my best selling reading comprehension games. It is 3 games in one set of 28 playing cards. Perfect for differentiating for all students needs. Building A Spooky Halloween Story is another card game where the possibilities for the creative writing could be endless! The children love to pick the cards randomly, selecting their setting, character and conflict and building the rest of their story from their imaginanation. There are 8 cards to choose from for each area: character, setting, conflict and character’s wants. Happy Halloween! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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2018 KS2 Writing Electronic Analysis Tool  With new enhanced pupil reporting

2018 KS2 Writing Electronic Analysis Tool With new enhanced pupil reporting

This is a new tool intended to help leaders, teachers, children and parents organise, inform and plan for future learning. Due to the complexity of the current assessment system (and if you are used to using the PrimaryTools Tests Analysis Tools), there are a few things to be aware of using this tool. Firstly, if you are confident a pupil has already met the Working Towards criteria (W/T), we recommend filling in the '1s' on the data input tab for Working Towards rather than leave them blank (not assessed), and likewise for those working at a Greater Depth (G/D). Most children will be working within and towards the Expected standard, and this tool focuses on them. Many of the tables and charts will only be based on the Expected Criteria (the headings will make this clear). We cannot stress enough that this should be used in conjunction with the Frameworks. The criteria have been derived from them as closely as possible, but do not match exactly with them. Criteria starting with 'e.g.' are examples and not necessarily required to meet the expected standard, however this tool will treat those criteria as required. Use this as a tool to inform and read the frameworks! We hope you will like the enhanced Pupil Reports. There is a second page with a thorough break down of what a pupil needs to focus on. Send us an email if there is something you are not sure of, we would very much love your feedback too! info@primarytools.co.uk.
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Storymap for Friend or Foe, letter from David's Mum, Talk 4 Writing English KS1 and KS2 Literacy WW2

Storymap for Friend or Foe, letter from David's Mum, Talk 4 Writing English KS1 and KS2 Literacy WW2

I drew this story map based on a letter from David's Mum in the story of Friend or Foe, about the World War 2. The children in Year 3 (could also be used in KS1) learnt the story off-by-heart using actions, and then retold from memory. They then used this to write the letter adding in punctuation and paragraphs. The children based their reply letter (as if they were David) on this, to write their own letter, remembering to answer the questions from David's mum. A really simple storymap to start with for Year 3, definitely suitable for Year 4 or lower years. We learnt this for part of our World, War 2 topic this term.
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Predictions for 2050

Predictions for 2050

writing/discussion prompts, predictions for 2050, future will form. First page full of questions/prompts about the future (for example:What will school be like in 2050? Will there be teachers? Will students study though computer only? What kind of subjects will the learn? robotics? genetic engineering?)Giving lots of vocabulary to work with. second page is meant for writing their own predictions for 2050. Practices ´will´ for future.
Olynj
Introduction to re-telling traditional stories

Introduction to re-telling traditional stories

Students will be introduced to re-telling/writing traditional stories with a modern twist. The Learning Outcomes are: 1. To explore traditional stories 2. To discuss ways in which traditional stories have been re-told 3. To respond to an example of a re-told story There are student activities throughout this 21 slide Powerpoint document which are devised to introduce students to the notion of re-inventing exisiting stories.
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