Lets Write A Formal Letter (7-13 years)

Lets Write A Formal Letter (7-13 years)

19 pages Let’s Write A Formal Letter This pack teaches the child how to write a formal letter to argue a point. The child should use Dear Sir or Madam and end with Yours faithfully or Dear Mr… or Mrs… and end with Yours sincerely. They should use point, evidence and explanation for each paragraph. They will learn how to introduce their viewpoint in a topic sentence, give some evidence and explain it. They will learn how to introduce the counter argument and then to argue against it. The child should read the example letters and prompts and then write their own. Example Letters Include: complaints Letters to council Help with hangover The builders are poor The train is dirty This series of work packs provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Featuring a lively, ‘magazine style’ format to appeal to children of all abilities, these packs are particularly recommended as preparation for creative writing tasks at 11+ or S.A.T.S. The writer herself often dips into the lively collection of imaginative stories and non fiction articles, to teach her students in tutorials. The packs feature detailed prompts on how to plan and write stories and letters, as well as help with non fiction tasks - writing diaries, reports and persuasive leaflets. There is also plenty of practice in writing techniques - variation of sentences, connectives and grammar and punctuation tips.
guineapigeducation
Practise Non Fiction Writing: The Blue Whale (7-13 years)

Practise Non Fiction Writing: The Blue Whale (7-13 years)

27 pages Practise Non Fiction Writing: The Blue Whale In this pack, the child is asked to think: who is my reader or audience, why am I writing or what’s my purpose. They will learn that they can write formally (as to the council) or informally (as to a friend). Next, the child will learn how to organise non fiction writing and how to retrieve information, at the same time as learning about the blue whale. They will learn how to organise their material under headings and sub headings. Then, they are asked to make an information leaflet on the Northern Bottlenose Whale. Their non fiction writing should include an introduction, several points written in paragraphs and a conclusion with a comment from the author. This series of work packs provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Featuring a lively, ‘magazine style’ format to appeal to children of all abilities, these packs are particularly recommended as preparation for creative writing tasks at 11+ or S.A.T.S. The writer herself often dips into the lively collection of imaginative stories and non fiction articles, to teach her students in tutorials. The packs feature detailed prompts on how to plan and write stories and letters, as well as help with non fiction tasks - writing diaries, reports and persuasive leaflets. There is also plenty of practice in writing techniques - variation of sentences, connectives and grammar and punctuation tips.
guineapigeducation
Imagine You Are An Old Toy And Write Your Story (7-13 years)

Imagine You Are An Old Toy And Write Your Story (7-13 years)

19 pages This work book includes 2 packs: Imagine You Are An Old Toy And Write Your Story In this pack, the child is asked to pretend they are some kind of old object, like a toy, hidden in the loft. Then, they should read the story and the sentence prompts given and write their own version of the story, describing how they were found and what happened after that. Imagine You Are An Old Person In A World That Has Changed: Write Your Story The child is asked to write a story about being old in a world that has changed. They should read the prompts and the story plan and rewrite the story in good English. They should remember to vary their sentences, to make their writing interesting. A suggested beginning paragraph is given, to start them off. This series of work packs provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Featuring a lively, ‘magazine style’ format to appeal to children of all abilities, these packs are particularly recommended as preparation for creative writing tasks at 11+ or S.A.T.S. The writer herself often dips into the lively collection of imaginative stories and non fiction articles, to teach her students in tutorials. The packs feature detailed prompts on how to plan and write stories and letters, as well as help with non fiction tasks - writing diaries, reports and persuasive leaflets. There is also plenty of practice in writing techniques - variation of sentences, connectives and grammar and punctuation tips.
guineapigeducation
Imagine You Are A Scarecrow And Write Your Story (7-13 years)

Imagine You Are A Scarecrow And Write Your Story (7-13 years)

19 pages This work book includes 2 packs: Imagine You Are A Scarecrow. Write Your Story. In this pack, the child is asked to empathise with a character (in other words to imagine they are in the characters shoes). The child should read the scarecrows account of his life, answer the sentence prompts and then, write their own version of the story. Imagine You Are An Old Car. Write Your Story. The child is asked to pretend they are an object, like an old car and to write a story, from the point of view of the car. The child should read the story and the sentence prompts given and then to write their own version. They should remember to use a new paragraph for change of time, place or situation. This series of work packs provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Featuring a lively, ‘magazine style’ format to appeal to children of all abilities, these packs are particularly recommended as preparation for creative writing tasks at 11+ or S.A.T.S. The writer herself often dips into the lively collection of imaginative stories and non fiction articles, to teach her students in tutorials. The packs feature detailed prompts on how to plan and write stories and letters, as well as help with non fiction tasks - writing diaries, reports and persuasive leaflets. There is also plenty of practice in writing techniques - variation of sentences, connectives and grammar and punctuation tips.
guineapigeducation
Pack 2: Write Lots Of Stories About What We Do (7-13 years)

Pack 2: Write Lots Of Stories About What We Do (7-13 years)

37 pages This series of work packs provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Featuring a lively, ‘magazine style’ format to appeal to children of all abilities, these packs are particularly recommended as preparation for creative writing tasks at 11+ or S.A.T.S. The writer herself often dips into the lively collection of imaginative stories and non fiction articles, to teach her students in tutorials. The packs feature detailed prompts on how to plan and write stories and letters, as well as help with non fiction tasks - writing diaries, reports and persuasive leaflets. There is also plenty of practice in writing techniques - variation of sentences, connectives and grammar and punctuation tips.
guineapigeducation
Pack 1: Write Lots Of Stories About What We Do (7-13 years)

Pack 1: Write Lots Of Stories About What We Do (7-13 years)

25 pages This series of work packs provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Featuring a lively, ‘magazine style’ format to appeal to children of all abilities, these packs are particularly recommended as preparation for creative writing tasks at 11+ or S.A.T.S. The writer herself often dips into the lively collection of imaginative stories and non fiction articles, to teach her students in tutorials. The packs feature detailed prompts on how to plan and write stories and letters, as well as help with non fiction tasks - writing diaries, reports and persuasive leaflets. There is also plenty of practice in writing techniques - variation of sentences, connectives and grammar and punctuation tips.
guineapigeducation
Kensuke's Kingdom KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

Kensuke's Kingdom KS2 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Michael Morpugo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom.’ Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the upper KS2 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: ‘An Interview with Michael’s Parents’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Morpugo’s Description’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;’ ‘Michael’ and ‘Kensuke!’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Understand what is read by drawing on information from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas, and using quotations for illustration;’ ‘Figurative Language in Kensuke’s Kingdom’ - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: ‘Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, to create an impact on the reader.’ Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is over 20 pages in length!) I’ve also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
TandLGuru
Dictionary Work Lesson – Gangsta Granny

Dictionary Work Lesson – Gangsta Granny

Complete Lesson on Dictionary Work Related to Gangsta Granny This download includes a complete lesson on dictionary work, using the twenty-third chapter of the book Gangsta Granny. Children will read and discuss the chapter, there is a PowerPoint to explain ordering alphabetically to the class and some sample questions to practice together, before they try to answer questions independently. 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 Gangsta Granny; everything else needed is included in this download. Please note the page numbers referenced refer to the paperback version, although the page needed is indicated as clearly as possible to avoid any confusion. This download includes: Full and detailed lesson plan PowerPoint slides for the lesson Question sheets (3 differentiated) Complete answer keys Chapter review sheets This is the twenty-third chapter in my Gangsta Granny series of lessons, the first is here Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here ** Some of my other products: ** ** Big Science Bundle Pack** ** Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook ** Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit
TheGingerTeacher
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 20-Pack

Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 20-Pack

This bundle contains twenty short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
BerylliumBaboon
Year 2 Writing Challenge Activities (differentiated)

Year 2 Writing Challenge Activities (differentiated)

This is a fantastic, tried and tested resource. Great as a morning starter or for early finishers. This resource pack contains three differentiated grids. Each grid contains 20 short activities that will help children to develop their writing skills. Why not laminate this resource so it can be used time and time again. Each grid is numbered so that children can use a dice to select an activity at random or even work with a friend to see who can be the first to complete a line of activities.
Miss_Jackson
Dear Zoo - Story PowerPoint

Dear Zoo - Story PowerPoint

A story PowerPoint of Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell (Please note while the PowerPoint includes some of the illustrations from the story, many of the illustrations are not from the story).
Miss_Jackson
Never Let Me Go - Ishiguro's Use of Language!

Never Let Me Go - Ishiguro's Use of Language!

This engaging and informative enables students to make precise and detailed interpretations of Kazuo Ishiguro’s language choices throughout Never Let Me Go. In particular, students identify and analyse the effect of Ishiguro’s language in his description in the novel of the boat on the marsh, using their understanding of various language devices, before applying these concepts to their own descriptive writing attempts. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Defining and exemplifying the descriptive writing techniques, through a fun and interactive activity; Identifying the language techniques that Ishiguro uses in his description of the boat on the marsh in the novel;’ Analysing the effectiveness of Ishiguro’s descriptive writing; Creating their own descriptions of settings, using Ishiguro’s model example, a structure strip, and the techniques that they have gathered over the course of the lesson; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts; Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Card sorting cards Selected extract (from chapter 19); Descriptive Writing Structure Strip; Descritpive Writing Helpsheet; Comprehensive Lesson Plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 10 and 11 classes, however colleagues have used them for between year 9 and year 13 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Phonics - Phase 3 ULTIMATE BUNDLE!

Phonics - Phase 3 ULTIMATE BUNDLE!

Contents: 27 Phoneme Spotter Stories - each story is based around a different phoneme and a different alien. Fluency Strips - 400 sentences covering all 27 of the phase 3 sounds. Laminate, cut and attach with a keyring for easy to use phonics sentences. Phoneme Hunt - 27 sheets. Scan the lines to find all of the target phonemes. Read it, Make it, Write it - 20 word cards for each of the 27 phase 3 sounds. 540 word cards in total. Choose a card and place it on the work mat. Make the word from play-doh, lego or magnetic letters, then write it (with the option of handwriting lines or not). Roll, Write, Read - 27 game boards, one for each of the 27 phase 3 phonemes. Roll the dice, trace over (or cross out) the word in that column, roll again. Which number will win? Speedy Readies - 27 sheets, one for each of the phase 3 phonemes. Children (one blue and one green) take it in turns to read a word from the sheet. Once they’re confident, put them against the clock and see if they can beat their scores! Spot the Word - 27 sheets, one for each of the phase 3 phonemes. Each row has two words. Read one of the out and ask the children to circle it. Once they’re confident, choose a child to be the leader and watch their self-esteem soar! Word Searches - 27 word searches, one for each of the phase 3 phonemes. Each wordsearch has at least 9 words to find. All horizontal or vertical, no diagonal. Word Sorts - 27 words sorts, one for each of the phase 3 phonemes. Each phoneme has one sorting table, 14 real words and 14 nonsense words.
ElizaMorrell
Lot’s Of Writing Tasks: The Circus Comes To Town (7-11 years)

Lot’s Of Writing Tasks: The Circus Comes To Town (7-11 years)

29 pages Lots Of Writing Tasks: The Circus Comes To Town In this pack, the child is asked to work through a series of exercises to practice: retrieving information, punctuation, simple, compound and complex sentences, first and third person, connectives and parts of speech. The child is asked to plan a circus story, developing their ideas under headings. They should use the prompts to develop further ideas and write a story with a beginning (introducing characters, setting and plot), a middle and an ending. Next, they should write an argument voicing their opinion on whether they agree or disagree with animals performing in the circus. After this, they should make an acrostic poem. This series of work packs provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Featuring a lively, ‘magazine style’ format to appeal to children of all abilities, these packs are particularly recommended as preparation for creative writing tasks at 11+ or S.A.T.S. The writer herself often dips into the lively collection of imaginative stories and non fiction articles, to teach her students in tutorials. The packs feature detailed prompts on how to plan and write stories and letters, as well as help with non fiction tasks - writing diaries, reports and persuasive leaflets. There is also plenty of practice in writing techniques - variation of sentences, connectives and grammar and punctuation tips.
guineapigeducation
Comprehension, plurals, syllables and descriptive writing for SEN, Early Years and Primary

Comprehension, plurals, syllables and descriptive writing for SEN, Early Years and Primary

Ideal for teacher training or NQT a literacy bundle that has a range of worksheets for SEN, Early Years, Reception, Primary and Preschoolers. Includes differentiated worksheets for students who are at the pre-writing stage, up to writing independently. This bundle has worksheets for comprehension of photos, nursery rhymes, identifying singular photos and plurals, and descriptive writing from writing about events/ things shown in a range of photos. Includes differentiated comprehension from 16 photos, and 12 nursery rhymes. No preparation needed apart from cutting out and laminating of plural pictures so that they can be reused if needed.
smidgealot
Write Lots Of Stories About Being Out And About: Pack 3 (7-11 years)

Write Lots Of Stories About Being Out And About: Pack 3 (7-11 years)

25 pages This work book includes 2 packs: Write A Story Called ‘The Summer Barbecue’ Ask the child to read Gareth and Gemma’s stories. Then, read the plans for these stories. Make sure the child sees that each sentence starts in a new way. Now, they should write their own story about a summer barbecue or alternatively, a trip to the supermarket, where things didn’t go quite to plan. Lots Of Writing Tasks About Being Out And About The child should read the radio script from Guinea Pig Radio and learn about dialogue, as presenters George and Christabelle chat. Next, the child is asked to write a text or e-mail to the shows feature ‘Love To Be There’, describing the most exciting places they have visited. Alternatively, the child could write a radio script of a phone conversation between themselves and the presenter, describing an incredible event they have experienced. Next, the child is asked to imagine what the other listeners who contact the radio show are like. They should use their experiences to write some stories with characters, setting and plot. Now, the child is asked to think up some outstanding verbs to add to the ‘I am’ list. The child will learn more about varying their sentences and the use of sub clauses in complex sentences. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Write Lots Of Stories About Being Out And About: Pack 2 (7-11 years)

Write Lots Of Stories About Being Out And About: Pack 2 (7-11 years)

19 pages This work book includes 2 packs: Write A Story Called ‘My Trip To The Frozen North’ This pack encourages the child to plan and write a detailed imaginative story. Use the prompts to imagine what it would be like to go on an expedition to the frozen north. The child is asked to make a plan, jotting down ideas under headings - when, where, what, who, how. They are asked to think of ways of developing the action, building up suspense and winding up their story with a suitable resolution. The child should write an opening that grabs the reader’s attention, making him or her want to read on. They should start the story by going straight into the action and write a moral for the last sentence. Write A Story Called ‘Let’s Go On Safari’ The child is asked to imagine that they went on a safari holiday and to write the story. The child is asked to write three paragraphs. In paragraph one they should introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two they should develop the action and build up suspense. In paragraph three, they are asked to wind up their story with a suitable resolution. The child should write an opening that grabs the reader’s attention, making him or her want to read on. They should start the story by going straight into the action. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Write Lots Of Stories About Being Out And About: Pack 1 (7-11 years)

Write Lots Of Stories About Being Out And About: Pack 1 (7-11 years)

27 pages This work book includes 2 packs: Write A Story Called ‘The Dragon Kite’ The child is asked to write a story, using the title above, completing the sentences by selecting one of the multiple choice options or using their own ideas. Write A Story Called ‘The Stunt Kite’ The child should use The Story Planner to write their own story, called ‘The Stunt Kite’. The child is asked to consider the genre of their story. Will it be an adventure, rescue or fantasy story? They are asked to write three paragraphs. In paragraph one they should introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two they should develop the action and build up suspense. In paragraph three, they are asked to read the three possible endings and then wind up their own story with a suitable resolution. They should use the prompts to grasp some high level vocabulary. Next, they are asked to read the poem and then have a go at writing their own poem, called ‘Flying My Kite’. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Leon and the Place Between complete set of English lessons KS2

Leon and the Place Between complete set of English lessons KS2

Set of lessons that build to a final piece. Can be done in one full day or over a week. I did this with my (able) class of year 3/4s as part of World book day/reading week. It assumes ch know the following list of literary techniques… alliteration personification similes/metaphors repeated verbs/adverbs assonance (rhyme) preposition ellipsis Onomatopoeia So could be done as a full day/week filler/piece of assessment, towards the end of term so ch can show their knowledge independently. Ch explore the book through engaging activities and then write their own version from a different perspective challenged to only use 20 words on each picture in the zig zag book or, write an in depth description of 3 acrobats.
beablondie
Recount A Personal Experience And Recount A Special Event (7-11 years)

Recount A Personal Experience And Recount A Special Event (7-11 years)

29 pages Write A Recount Of A Special Event The child should read the recounts that children in Mrs Barker’s class have written about special events. Then, they should write one of their own. Their writing can be informal and can contain humour to make it interesting. Write A Recount Of A Personal Experience The child is asked to write a recount of an event, like a special birthday party. They should read the prompts and jot down some notes about their event. The child should describe the activities in the order they occurred and add some of their own opinions. They should add lots of interesting details. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Lot's Of Writing Tasks About Christopher Columbus (7-11 years)

Lot's Of Writing Tasks About Christopher Columbus (7-11 years)

15 pages Lot’s Of Writing Tasks About Christopher Columbus In this pack, the child is asked to read the historical account about the voyage of Christopher Columbus and then to answer the questions. After this, they are asked to read the play script and then write some more dialogue for each scene in the play. They are then asked to write another play script about a different explorer. The child can use the Internet or a book to help them. Lastly, they are asked to research some exotic holiday destinations in the world and to make a brochure. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Write A Persuasive Holiday Brochure (7-11 years)

Write A Persuasive Holiday Brochure (7-11 years)

19 pages Write A Persuasive Holiday Brochure Ask the child to read the travel information from The Rushford Gazette’s special holiday feature. They will learn about using good adjectives, verbs, adverbs and rhetorical and other persuasive devices. The child is then asked to write their own travel information on the Norfolk Broads. After this, they are asked to make a holiday brochure for a holiday in Europe. Lots of prompts are given to choose from, as well as lists of suitable words and phrases to use. Next, George and Christabelle of Guinea Pig Radio ask their listeners what they would do if they could take off and go anywhere in the world. In this pack, the child is asked to write about their dream holiday destination. Then, they are asked to read the listeners texts and emails and to imagine these dreams came true and to write the listeners stories. Lastly, ask the child to use the question prompts to write about a holiday that they have enjoyed. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Help To Organise A Village Fair (7-11 years)

Help To Organise A Village Fair (7-11 years)

19 pages Help To Organise A Village Fair In this pack, the child is asked to carry out a number of writing activities based around the Rushford Village Fair. For example, they are asked to write persuasive posters advertising the fair, a detailed program and plan for the day, formal letters asking people to donate items to sell and to make up some competitions. The child is then asked to read the newspaper article written the day after the fair and to find facts and opinions and direct and reported speech. Lastly, they should write their own newspaper report about the fair, for the school magazine. They should write in third person. The child should use all the prompts given to help them write their report. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Write About An Outing I Have Enjoyed (7-11 years)

Write About An Outing I Have Enjoyed (7-11 years)

21 pages Write About An Outing I Have Enjoyed In this pack, the child is asked to read the descriptions about a trip to the common and then write their own detailed description about a visit to a park or common. They should put in lots of little interesting facts and opinions. Next, the child is asked to write about an outing they have been on with their parents, school or holiday club, adding their own facts and opinions. Before they start, ask the child to make a list of interesting verbs, adjectives and adverbs that they can use in their writing. They should try using some literary devices, like similes, metaphors and alliteration as well. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Write A Story Called 'The Summer Barbecue ' (7-11 years)

Write A Story Called 'The Summer Barbecue ' (7-11 years)

11 pages Write A Story Called ‘The Summer Barbecue’ Ask the child to read Gareth and Gemma’s stories. Then, read the plans for these stories. Make sure the child sees that each sentence starts in a new way. Now, they should write their own story about a summer barbecue or alternatively, a trip to the supermarket, where things didn’t go quite to plan. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
guineapigeducation
Titanic comprehension - radial questions

Titanic comprehension - radial questions

Radial questioning is a good technique to encourage ch. to thinking more deeply. It also encourages ch to be curious and makes them more motivated to read/find the answers from the text. I ask ch to answer any 2 questions well. Can we supported for ch with additional needs. Share ideas and children’s reasoning. Often they come up with better ideas any adult could think of! I often don’t give the ch the ‘correct answer’ but praise interesting ideas and detail explanations. This activity is about building their confidence and interest. These sets of radial questions are linked to the Titanic topic. One is for a history lesson with photographs of items pulled from the wreckage. This could be used to asses the children’s understanding near the end of the unit. The other two resources are from the text Samson’s Titanic Journey. I used them before the children had heard the story or even seen the front cover. It captivated their imagination and they really couldn’t wait to read it.
beablondie
Write A Story Called 'Let's Go On A Safari' (7-11 years)

Write A Story Called 'Let's Go On A Safari' (7-11 years)

9 pages Write A Story Called ‘Let’s Go On A Safari’ The child is asked to imagine that they went on a safari holiday and to write the story. The child is asked to write three paragraphs. In paragraph one they should introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two they should develop the action and build up suspense. In paragraph three, they are asked to wind up their story with a suitable resolution. The child should write an opening that grabs the reader’s attention, making him or her want to read on. They should start the story by going straight into the action. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
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Write A Story Called 'My Trip To The Frozen North' (7-11 years)

Write A Story Called 'My Trip To The Frozen North' (7-11 years)

9 pages Write A Story Called ‘My Trip To The Frozen North’ This pack encourages the child to plan and write a detailed imaginative story. Use the prompts to imagine what it would be like to go on an expedition to the frozen north. The child is asked to make a plan, jotting down ideas under headings - when, where, what, who, how. They are asked to think of ways of developing the action, building up suspense and winding up their story with a suitable resolution. The child should write an opening that grabs the reader’s attention, making him or her want to read on. They should start the story by going straight into the action and write a moral for the last sentence This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
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Lot's Of Writing Tasks About Being Out And About' (7-11 years)

Lot's Of Writing Tasks About Being Out And About' (7-11 years)

13 pages Lot’s Of Writing Tasks About Being Out And About The child should read the radio script from Guinea Pig Radio and learn about dialogue, as presenters George and Christabelle chat. Next, the child is asked to write a text or e-mail to the shows feature ‘Love To Be There’, describing the most exciting places they have visited. Alternatively, the child could write a radio script of a phone conversation between themselves and the presenter, describing an incredible event they have experienced. Next, imagine what the other listeners who contact the radio show are like. Use their experiences to write some stories with characters, setting and plot. Now, the child is asked to think up some outstanding verbs to add to the ‘I am’ list. The child will learn more about varying their sentences and the use of sub clauses in complex sentences. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
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