Primary english teaching resources: Handwriting

Resources and ideas for english, handwriting, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Moses, The Plagues and The Passover

Moses, The Plagues and The Passover

A great resource looking at the Jewish celebration of Passover for KS1 and KS2. An original story about Moses and The Ten Plagues written in child friendly vocabulary. Following the story there are writing and drawing activities, including newspaper articles, diary entries, recall of story, find suitable adjectives and alphabetical order. Children need to empathise with both the Egyptians and The Israelites in some of the written tasks. A word mat is included to aid writing and help spelling. A Powerpoint is also included.

By teachercellar

Jumbled Sentences Infant Word Order Activity Pack (90 Boards)

Jumbled Sentences Infant Word Order Activity Pack (90 Boards)

Includes 30 4-5 word sentence boards, 30 6-8 word sentence boards and 30 question sentence boards, making it ideal for differentiation. This is a pack you'll come back to time and again. Emergent writers love lifting the words off to rearrange them and find the hidden sentence. With an engaging picture clue and title on each board, this resource suits a range of learning styles. Pupils rearrange their words on the board before writing the sentence out themselves on the lines provided, using a dry-wipe pen. They could then copy the sentence into their jotter if required.See the individual resources for more information and instructions. Thank you for your interest. If you decide to buy them I hope your pupils have a lot of fun using them.

By FullShelf

Sight Word Construction

Sight Word Construction

60 Sight Words to Read, Trace, Build, and Write! Included in this set are 60 Sight Words for Kindergarten. This could also be used as a first grade intervention. The sight words are in the order that I teach them throughout the year in my Kindergarten class. We use Harcourt Storytown and combine those kinder words with Dolch. Students gain fine motor skills while practicing sight words. Directions Print out the word pages. Students must: First read the word. Trace the word (Two versions of tracing dots – p. 4-14 and p.15-25) Cut out and glue the corresponding letters to build the sight word. Lastly, students must write the sight word. Sight Word List in the order I teach them: First quarter: I, a, am, the, my, go, to, like, he, she, come, here, this, can Second Quarter: it, is, me, for, where, do, you, look, one, see, what, two, up, down, of Third Quarter: we, want, out, who, are, they, good, and, there, give, little, that, have, was, said Fourth Quarter: in, his, on, but, had, at, him, with, all, her, some, as, be, then, no, play

By cvandyke86

Rainforest Poetry

Rainforest Poetry

'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest. It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition. It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions. Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation. Several verse examples are provided for clarity. Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio.'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs. I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching. Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause. Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.

By Alice K

Year 5 Example Model Texts Diary Story Setting Information Text

Year 5 Example Model Texts Diary Story Setting Information Text

A bundle of WAGOLLS and example model texts focussed on Year 5 writing objectives.These objectives include:semi-colonscolonsadverbialssubordinating conjunctionsparagraphseffective vocabularyparenthesisspeechusing different sentence types and openersprefixeshomophonesand many more. The different text types include:2 Information texts (Emperor Penguins and The Lost Thing)2 Setting descriptions (wartorn city and woodland)Adventure story (Survival)2 diary entries (different points of view)

By kimwilson163

Year 5 Model Example Text Diary Entry Two Points of View Oranges in No Mans Land War

Year 5 Model Example Text Diary Entry Two Points of View Oranges in No Mans Land War

There are 2 model Year 5 texts included in this resource.One is told from Ayesha's point of view. (Oranges in No Man's Land).One is told from her little brother, Latif's point of view.We had a big focus on prefixes (un, mis, dis, de, re) and homophones. The prefixes in the first are highlighted yellow.The prefixes in the second are highlighted yellow and the homophones are highlighted green.There are also examples of other Y5 writing objectives used throughout both examples, including: semi-colons, parenthesis, subordinating conjunctions, a variety of sentence types, direct speech, paragraphs, fronted adverbials, effective vocabulary, etc.

By kimwilson163

Year 2 Literacy Plans - Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell

Year 2 Literacy Plans - Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell

This bundle contains 3 week-long literacy units aimed at year 2. The three units cover historical figures from the KS1 history curriculum:Florence NightingaleMary SeacoleEdith CavellThey could be used separately or in conjunction with each other to form a historical comparison.All three units follow a similar pattern. The first two lessons in each unit are comprehension lessons. The third lesson allows for vocabulary building and the fourth and fifth lesson are writing and editing lessons.Children learn to write a diary, a letter and a newspaper report.All resources are included.

By blossomingminds

KS1 Year 2 literacy Enchanted Woods topic. IWB Lesson starters and writing activities.

KS1 Year 2 literacy Enchanted Woods topic. IWB Lesson starters and writing activities.

This is my main IWB smartboard resource that I used to sequence my literacy lessons together during an 'Enchanted Woods' topic. I read the story to my class whilst I was using this resource and they produced some of their most imaginitive writing to date. I have included 2 IWB resources:Main Enchanted Woods- many lesson starters and plenary activities (28 pages)- Developing and describing enchanted story settings- Writing postcards from the settings- Story planning (magic objects, characters, settings and plots)- Writing a structured beginning, middle and end of story. - Writing a blurb for the books. - Writing a diary entry from the enchanted woods.- Writing a blurb for their own enchanted stories. It also contains a 'Instructional Writing' IWB resource to help children design their own enchanted creature trap, make their trap and write instructions to use their trap.I have included a few writing templates and success criteria strips that I used during the lessons also. This resource will definitely set you off to a great start in an Enchanted Stories type of topic, KS1 or lower KS2. Enjoy!

By Jordanleybourne

Handwriting Activities KS2 -Cursive Script. 5 tasks. David Walliams, Jonah Lomu, Neil Armstrong.

Handwriting Activities KS2 -Cursive Script. 5 tasks. David Walliams, Jonah Lomu, Neil Armstrong.

These activities have been used with Year 4, 5 & 6 to reinforce the practice of well formed, cursive handwriting. They were integrated into guided reading lessons as a separate reinforcement task.Tasks: Pupils copy individual words and sentences based on a variety of stimulating people and topics.1. Jonah Lomu2. David Walliams3. Neil Armstrong4. The War of the Worlds5. The boy who cried wolf!

By hifisher

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Whole School Literacy Newsletters

Whole School Literacy Newsletters

This bundle includes four teaching and learning newsletters that contain practical strategies and recent research to improve the standards of literacy and written accuracy.

By johnleehough

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Improving Whole School Written Accuracy- OFSTED Area for Improvement

Improving Whole School Written Accuracy- OFSTED Area for Improvement

This bundle of resources is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. The bundle includes;- 4 Literacy newsletters to provide practical strategies and reflection points.-Whole school marking stickers for all subjects to improve standards of written accuracy in the books. -Etymology worksheet to improve standards of spelling whole school. -History specific resources act as a department example of how to improve academic writing within a subject. -Historical book review worksheet to extend reading and scholarship beyond English Literature.

By johnleehough

Descriptive Writing (4 weeks) unit based on The Wolves in Walls by Neil Gaiman

Descriptive Writing (4 weeks) unit based on The Wolves in Walls by Neil Gaiman

This is a 4 week unit of work that is based around Neil Gaiman's 'The Wolves in the Walls' book. This is a challenging text, as it covers the issue of nightmares but it really engages the boys in my class. Neil Gaiman has a fantastic story telling ability (he also wrote Coraline). The end piece is designed to be a descriptive nightmare where the child experienced it learns what to do in their life after they wake up. This unit of work is targeted best at Year 4 - 6 pupils. I have included all the resources you need to start teaching this tomorrow. Below are all the learning objectives and resources included for the unit:• To write a letter to a character in a book• To create a fantasy world• To select and retrieve key information• To discuss philosophical ideas• To find the meaning of words• To find the key features descriptive writing • To write sentences using conjunctions• To find near synonyms• To write produce internally coherent paragraphs• To write sentences with embedded clauses• To write about all 5 senses• To use a fronted adverbial to explain how, when or where something took place• To write expanded noun phrases• To plan my writing by discussing and recording ideas• To plan and organise my ideas to effectively support my writing• To revise, edit evaluate and improve my writing• To revise, edit evaluate and improve my writing• To create illustrations for a piece of writing• To read my story to another pupilResources Include:• 1 - Postcard from Lucy• 3 - Animals in Dreams • 3 - Animals in Dreams Reading Comprehension • 4 - Philosophical Questions• 5 – Wolves Word Mat• 6 - Key Features of Descriptive Writing• 8 – Shades of meaning• 10 - Embedded clauses• 11 - 5 Senses• 11 - Fantasy Pictures• 12 - Fronted Adverbials WT• 13 - Monk & Monkey Photos• 14 – Storyboard• 16 - Success CriteriaThis unit of work uses the 3 stage planning process of:Stimulate and generate = This usually starts with a hook to interest the class where the class realise who they are going to write for so they have a clear purpose and audience. Acticitives can include reading excellent model texts, drama or researching more about the author or the content of the book.Capture, sift and sort = This is the part of the unit where pupils look at key features, practise skills they will need in order to complete the final piece or new learning for objectives they have not learnt yet.Create, refine, evaluate = This is where you bring all you have learnt together and plan the final piece before you write it and then edit it to improve the piece. This can include self, peer or teacher led reviewing.

By mrichmond

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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

February Reading Comprehensions for KS1

February Reading Comprehensions for KS1

Grab this February Reading Comprehension pack today! Resource TitleFebruary Reading ComprehensionsAge/Year GroupKey Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 24File TypePDFResource Content❂ 20 Reading Comprehensions❂ Cross Curricular Comprehensions, Fiction and Non Fiction.❂ 20 NO PREP PrintablesCheck the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2017

By PollyPuddleduck

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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

Sentences and Fragments Anchor Charts

Sentences and Fragments Anchor Charts

Sentences and Fragments: These simple and colourful anchor charts do well to explain the basic differences between sentences and fragments. There are two posters that can be mounted vertically or horizontally in your literacy areas or anywhere you want your students to focus on sentences. Simply print and assemble whichever way you choose. These posters are available in colour only.

By nicadez

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YEAR 2 SPELLING PATTERN MAT

YEAR 2 SPELLING PATTERN MAT

Need something to support spelling within your classroom? simply print this double sided mat and laminate to have a handy resource on tables to support all the statutory spelling patterns and rules for year 2 children.

By erylands

Year 2 Literacy 5 day plan - Florence Nightingale

Year 2 Literacy 5 day plan - Florence Nightingale

This is a 5 lesson Literacy unit all about Florence Nightingale. The plan is aimed at year 2 and gives details of the year 2 curriculum objectives covered. The children develop reading comprehension, writing, editing and SPaG skills during the unit.All five lessons include a SPaG starter which is always linked to Florence Nightingale. The main activity in lesson 1 is a non-fiction reading comprehension, which helps children to learn about Florence Nightingale. It is laid out in a SATs style format, containing similar questions to a SATs paper and is differentiated 3 ways.The main activity in lesson 2 is a fictional diary reading comprehension, written from the point of view of Florence Nightingale. Again it is in a SATs style and is again differentiated 3 ways.Lesson 3 allows children to gather vocabulary and lessons 4 and 5 allow children to write and edit their own diary accounts as Florence Nightingale.A presentation about Florence is included, as are all resources included that will be needed for the lessons.

By blossomingminds

Eduqas GCSE English Language Non Fiction Component 2 A2 question

Eduqas GCSE English Language Non Fiction Component 2 A2 question

This PPT was used with a mid-high set year 10 focusing solely on the answering of question A2 only (21st Century Non-Fiction 10 mark question). Goes through examiner advice, how to achieve 10 marks through model examples, mark scheme and independent investigation of the article 'Waste not...'

By mratcliffe88

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Literacy Newsletter to improve whole school written accuracy (Issue3)

Literacy Newsletter to improve whole school written accuracy (Issue3)

This resource is for school leaders, departments or lead practitioners looking to improve whole school written accuracy. Created by the lead teacher of whole school written accuracy and presentation. This issue includes discussion points to reflect on and practical strategies to implement to improve whole school written accuracy.

By johnleehough

The Big Book of Phonics Poetry Phase 5- Phonics Screening check prep

The Big Book of Phonics Poetry Phase 5- Phonics Screening check prep

A fantastic way to get children recognising graphemes when reading and also ticking off some of those poetry objectives at the same time! The 42 page booklet contains a short poem for each Phase 5 grapheme, a corresponding activity page for each sound where the children have to list the words they find containing the focus grapheme then sort/read alien and real words also containing the grapheme, and a visuallise pagewhere children have to illustrate their understanding of the poem. Phase 3 booklet also coming soon. Ideal for revising sounds and get the children spotting them within words ready for the Phonics Screening check in Year 1.

By littlemisstechnical

Book Cover + Blurb Template

Book Cover + Blurb Template

This is a fun and great resource to use with any class.Ask students to create a book cover and blurb for any choice of book.

By Simirai

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

A great resource for World Poetry Day on 21st March. Save 35% when you buy this bundle.6 workbooks Analysing poems, poetry anthologies, Summer poetry, Autumn poetryand comprehension.

By teachercellar