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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

Harry Potter Comprehension

Harry Potter Comprehension

An activity to revise and test students understanding of a story. Using Harry Potter allows the students to connect to a well known text. ***The extract used is copyright of the author J.K Rowling.

By Sazo123

Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter PoemsPowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse.Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication.I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively.Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Teacher Excel Markbook

Teacher Excel Markbook

This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.

By InformingEducation

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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - March '17 UPDATE

A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop.I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity and quality.Please check my other resources out here...https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt

By dave_orritt

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Book Club Format - Sequence of Events (CCSS)

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Book Club Format - Sequence of Events (CCSS)

Use I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 to Teach Sequence of EventsThis Book Club Bundle for I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 is an excellent choice for 5th and 6th grade readers who are ready to begin using more sophisticated comprehension strategies. This package includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and resources designed to support small group reading instruction that focuses on Sequence of Events.Here's What You'll Get:- Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Sequence of Events- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide- Book Club Calendar- Conversation Prompts- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet- Student Self Evaluation Forms- Student Reading Response Guide- Comprehension Assessment Rubric- Common Core State Standard Assessment All of the lesson plans and activities included in this package are aligned to the Common Core Standards for fourth grade. I hope that you will enjoy using my resources along with your copy or copies of “I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912” by Lauren Tarshis.If you have any questions about the resources included in this set please email me at AmyMackenzie@BookPagez.com. It will be my pleasure to reply and help you in any way I can.

By BookPagez

Dracular Extract - Complete Lesson

Dracular Extract - Complete Lesson

Dracular Extract - Complete LessonDracula extract analysis/close reading lesson ideal as a one-off lesson or a link to gothic literature.Lesson includes:* Title page* Starter* Lesson objectives* Link to video clip* Extract prompt (extract included)* Find the key word prompt (sheet included)* Spelling activity (worksheet included)* Mini writing task* Plenary post-it-note activityAll resources included at the back of the Power Point.This lesson is available in a double pack with The Hound of the Baskervilles for £4.50 here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/extract-double-pack-dracula-and-the-hound-of-the-baskervilles-11302068For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits, images copyright free and scenes from Youtube.)

By EngageinEnglish

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

The Haunting Horror Story Creative Writing

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

By EngageinEnglish

The Witches - Reading Comprehension

The Witches - Reading Comprehension

Opening chapter from The Witches by Roald Dahl (available from, and with kind permission of, Love Reading 4 Kids)- Differentiated comprehension questions to match the text provided - LA/ MA and HA- Answers for each comprehension for ease of marking- Ticks at the bottom of the page identify which ability group the questions are suitable for.- Text can be used for Guided Reading and questions used as a follow up activity.- Can be used as an assessment activity

By ReadingResourcesforTeachers

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Reading Comprehension

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Reading Comprehension

Opening chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (available from, and with kind permission of, Love Reading 4 Kids)- Differentiated comprehension questions to match the text provided - LA/ MA and HA- Answers for each comprehension for ease of marking- Ticks at the bottom of the page identify which ability group the questions are suitable for.- Text can be used for Guided Reading and questions used as a follow up activity.- Can be used as an assessment activity

By ReadingResourcesforTeachers

Stage 3 Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 3 Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 3 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 1 Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 1 Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 1 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 2 Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 2 Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 2 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Roald Dahl Reading Comprehension Bundle

Roald Dahl Reading Comprehension Bundle

A variety of Roald Dahl texts to engage and challenge your pupils. All resources in this bundle have:- A text for children to read from a popular children's book- Follow up comprehensions for each text, mostly differentiated three ways- Answers for each comprehension for ease of marking- Over 6 weeks of guided reading resources ready for you to use

By ReadingResourcesforTeachers

Stage 6 Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 6 Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 6 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 5 Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 5 Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 5 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Stage 4 Writing: End of Year Expectations

Stage 4 Writing: End of Year Expectations

I made this document to support year 4 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.

By Christianne

Phonics Phase 2 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 2 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 2 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 2 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 4 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 4 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 4 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 4 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 5 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 5 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 5 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 5 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in upper case. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in both upper and lower cases. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in lower case. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 3 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 3 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 3 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 3 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Year 1 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 1 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 1 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Y1 CEW. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Year 2 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 2 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 2 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Y2 CEW. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 4

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 4

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 4: A series of 4 sheets where children identify and colour decodable and tricky words on dinosaurs. A fun dinosaur-themed activity to aid quick recognition of all Phase 4 decodable and tricky words.This product is available for phonics phases 2-5 tricky and decodable words and Years 1 and 2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 5

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 5

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 5: A series of 5 sheets where children identify and colour decodable and tricky words on dinosaurs. A fun dinosaur-themed activity to aid quick recognition of all Phase 5 decodable and tricky words.This product is available for phonics phases 2-5 tricky and decodable words and Years 1 and 2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley